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by Caitlin Saniga | photo by Joel Hawksley

From Moscow with love

Joel and I had a few friends over on Sunday to watch the closing ceremonies of the winter Olympics, and while we were brainstorming ways to imbibe Sochi-style, we got those catchy Chumbawumba lyrics stuck in our heads: “He drinks a whiskey drink. He drinks a vodka drink. He drinks a cider drink. He drinks a lager drink.” We went with the least complicated vodka cocktail we could find (by searching for “Russian vodka drinks” on Google) — this beautifully simple and subtle crushed grape cocktail.

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by Sarah Steimer

Matcha-ginger soda with lemon

It’s the perfect soda for the Lunar New Year! Matcha green tea powder is a finely milled tea that has great antioxidant properties. Paired with the ginger, this combination makes for one sparkly, Asian-inspired drink.


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by Sarah Steimer

Blood orange soda with rosemary simple syrup

I didn’t really know what to expect when I put this drink together. I love rosemary, but it can be absolutely overwhelming. And how would it stand up to citrus. Turned out: Pretty damn well. The rosemary simple syrup was an afterthought both as you smell the soda and sip it. The rosemary really adds a floral note to the soda, and actually boosts how refreshing this drink is.

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by Sarah Steimer

Riding public transportation during cold and flu season is one of the worst experiences ever. But drinking a tall glass of this ginger limeaid felt like a nice detox after a germ-y ride.

Riding public transportation during cold and flu season is one of the worst after-work experiences. But drinking a tall glass of this ginger limeade felt like a nice detox after a germ-y ride. By the way, simmering the ginger will make your kitchen smell like heaven.

For the ginger syrup:

  • 1 cup ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups water

Combine the ginger, sugar and water in a medium pot. Bring to a boil then lower to a simmer. Let the mixture simmer for about 1 hour.

Drain the mixture through a fine strainer to remove the ginger bits. Let the syrup cool.

For the limeaid:

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup lime juice (about 5 regular limes)
  • zest from 1 lime
  • 2 cups water

Combine the sugar and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan over high heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and let cool.

Strain the lime juice into a pitcher and mix in the zest, 2 cups water and the cooled simple syrup (not the ginger syrup).

Add enough ginger syrup to taste when serving.

Makes about 4 servings.

Recipe adapted from: Use Real Butter

*We’re taking advantage of the winter citrus season (and healthy New Year’s resolutions) during the month of January. Look for six drink recipes focused on lemons, limes, grapefruits, oranges and more. Find all the Fresh-squeezed recipes here.

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by Sarah Steimer

I enjoyed my grapefruit sour with a handful of spicy peanuts --- a little salute to the south.

I paired my grapefruit sour with a handful of spicy peanuts — so Southern. By the way, my drink may look darker than yours. The honey I used is a very dark buckwheat honey.

  • juice from 1 grapefruit, strained
  • 4 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • ice

In a small sauce pan, combine the honey and water and whisk over medium-low heat until the honey has dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil and remove from heat to cool.

Combine the bourbon and grapefruit juice and shake with ice. NOTE: If you do not have a cocktail shaker, just stir the mixture around with the ice in a bowl on shake up in a jar with a lid. Add the honey simple syrup to taste.

Strain the drink into a glass over additional ice and serve.

Makes about 2-3 servings.

Recipe adapted from: Marcus Samuelsson

*We’re taking advantage of the winter citrus season (and healthy New Year’s resolutions) during the month of January. Look for six drink recipes focused on lemons, limes, grapefruits, oranges and more. Find all the Fresh-squeezed recipes here.

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