Chilled (or HOT) Cider Punch!

Gone are the long summer nights, the beach days, the short sleeves. The approaching holiday season means a lot of different things to everyone. Some are planning trips to see family, some are stressing about said trips (or arrivals) of family, some are ecstatic about the early onslaught of bargain Christmas shopping, some are scrooges and hibernate…

Summer Blackberry Not so Dark and Stormy

Fresh, wonderful, sun-ripened berries are what summer is all about!  We put them in everything.  When we picked up some gorgeous blackberries at the Forsyth Farmers’ Market, we knew we had to make some sort of drink out of them!  We had originally planned to make some blackberry mojitos, but we got sidetracked by some…

Watermelon Agua Fresca…with Vodka

Watermelons are our favorite sweet treat during the summer.  Sweet, cold, a perfect cool down treat.  We whipped ours up into an even more refreshing summer drink.  A traditional Agua Frescas (fresh waters) contains fruits, cereals, or seeds blended with sugar and water.  We took the extra sugar out of ours and used straight watermelon…

Strawberry Basil Lemon Smash

Strawberry, lemons and basil seem to go together like peas in a pod.  The flavors meld together in a way that takes each ingredient to a new level.  The key to this drink is to use very ripe strawberries, as they give the most flavor and sweetness.  This drink is also incredibly easy to drink,…

Cha-cha-cha-chamomile Cocktail

Chamomile is a wonderful flower that has wonderful calming abilities.  It is naturally sweet smelling and tasting.  Adding it to a cocktail takes it to a new level.  The sweet, slightly apple flavor is intensified by using a strong tisane, lemon juice adds brightness, the gin adds a pleasant piney flavor and honey adds a…

Cookoo for…Carrots?

We were struck by this drinks vivid orange color and fascinated by the use of carrot juice.  The Rabbit is a take on the Bloody Mary, with a slightly sweet and gingery note.  While the original recipe called for cilantro, and we did try it with cilantro (and we didn’t like the flavor), it was…

Gettin’ Sauced Southern Style (Part 2)

Our second part to gettin’ sauced Southern style, is the classic Mint Julep.  It is cooling, with a balance between sweetness and bourbon burn.  It is the perfect Southern drink.  The Mint Julep originated in the Southern United States and is usually associated with the Kentucky Derby.  We definitely enjoy them during the summer.  The…

Spring Pea Cooler

Peas?  In a drink?  Why yes, don’t mind if we do.  Featuring green peas, citron vodka, and a touch of sugar, this drink is bright, slightly astringent and definitely earthy.  We felt the need to try this right away.  It pairs perfectly with the sultry weather and is definitely a change from most overly sweet…

Tropical Tequila Sunrises!

To complement our Throwback Thursday, we decided a little tequila sunrise action was in order!  They are a pretty simple drink but tasty.  We added a splash of pineapple for a truly tropical treat! Buy It! 2 ounces silver tequila 4 ounces OJ 2 ounces pineapple juice Grenadine, to taste Maraschino cherries, for garnish Make…