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…

Berry and Peach White Sangria

With the temperatures rising, a fruity, refreshing drink is essential to beating the summer heat.  Our favorite: Sangria!  While we enjoy sangria in all its forms, our particular favorite during the summer is a fruity, white sangria.  It is summer flavor soaked with fresh berries, yummy peaches and a touch of rosemary.  Our sangria is…