Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘cocktail’

by Sarah Steimer

Gingerbread White Russian

Some of our gingerbread recipes will be nice… this one will be naughty (well, depends on how many you’ve had, really).

(more…)

Read Full Post »

by Sarah Steimer

Lavender paloma

I really loved the combination of the smoky mezcal with the floral simple syrup. The tartness from the citrus certainly helps as well, and this could work well pretty much any time of year. You know, this is for the hot young professional in you who feels a little too classy for a simple margarita sometimes.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

by Sarah Steimer

Chamomile honey whiskeys

You could probably consider this to be a tea cocktail, but this tea IS made of merely dried flowers! I prefer to use loose, dried chamomile flowers in my teas because the flavor comes across as far more floral and less herbal than the tea bags. This is the perfect light, refreshing cocktail for a hot summer afternoon.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

by Sarah Steimer

Rhubarb Bee's Knees with tequila

The original recipe does call for gin, but I happened to have tequila on hand (OK, and I’m not much of a gin drinker). Use what you will, as long as you can highlight the rhubarb! This definitely became my spring cocktail of choice. Enjoyed on my deck during the warm days that have finally rolled around!

(more…)

Read Full Post »

by Sarah Steimer

Spicy tamarind and tequila cocktail

You’ve probably heard the bad news by now: There is a lime shortage, and prices are rising. So instead of making margaritas this Cinco de Mayo weekend, why not try a tequila cocktail that’s a little different?

(more…)

Read Full Post »

by Sarah Steimer

The Nor'easter

Sure, I’m not in the Northeast, but that hasn’t made this Midwest winter any easier to handle without a drink. I was a little worried that both the ginger beer and the syrup would over-sweeten this cocktail, but it actually struck a perfect balance with the booze and lime.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

by Sarah Steimer

Irish Buck

Beer is great, but sometimes you’ve got to class it up a little on St. Patrick’s Day and pour yourself a cocktail. This simple drink does the trick.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

by Caitlin Saniga

Chlementhymes with bourbon

The less ripe the clementines are, the better. The simple syrup in this recipe adds lots of sweetness fast, so tart clementines do a nice job of balancing things.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

by Caitlin Saniga

Thyme simple syrup

You can use this recipe to make many kinds of herbal simple syrups. Other types I’d like to try: rosemary, lavender and basil. I already tried mint in this mint juleps recipe. Once you’ve got the simple syrup made, you can add it to all kinds of cocktails. I’ll be sharing one that uses fresh clementine juice this week. UPDATE: Here’s the recipe for bourbon clementhymes.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

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.

Read Full Post »