It’s Cinco de Mayo, so how about a Paloma cocktail? In Mexico, Palomas are usually a combination of tequila and grapefruit soda. In the US grapefruit soda is often replaced with fresh grapefruit juice either with or without club soda.
That’s the recipe for today folks, tequila, simple syrup, grapefruit juice, lime juice topped with club soda. This is a very refreshing cocktail, ideally served in a champagne flute. I used stemless champagne flutes, something I like to do when serving a sparkling drink with no wine in it.
The weather in New York this weekend has been mostly overcast with spates of rain. No grilling for me this weekend, so I put my desires of grilled salmon on cedar plank on hold and cheered myself up by creating a new cocktail – thyme tequila fizz. She’s wonderful! A sensational thyme-infused tequila based cocktail topped with cava.
Rum soaked fruit salad cocktail is a super easy desert or treat. Ideal for those outdoor events, after you and your guests have enjoyed your grilled meats, fish and veggies. What more do you need aside from something sweet? Enter rum soaked fruit salad cocktail for the adults!
Here’s a truly simple cocktail that doesn’t require a degree in mixology to get it right – spiked apple cider. As I said, it’s simple, just apple cider with spiced rum, and finally the pièce de résistance, the garnish. You can create drama in a glass with your garnish, I used a slice of rome apple.
There are many variations of the daisy cocktail, so I decided to create one of my own and add maple syrup to the mix. The history of the daisy dates back to the 1870s and it is said to have been a basic sour mix with brandy, grenadine or raspberry liqueur and topped with seltzer. The rum daisy and many variations came about soon after. Follow my lead and create one of your own.
It’s Saturday night and I’m feeling alright, but that could be because I’ve taste tested an organic elderflower presse martini or two.
In my opinion, elderflower was born to cocktail addition, it blends so well with liquor and brings out or intensifies the flavors of your preferred vodka and gin. Today’s cocktail is gin based and real simple. One part gin, one part extra-dry vermouth, and two parts Belvoir sparkling organic elderflower presse. What’s wonderful about this drink is that it is completely organic. So if you are very nutrition conscious the organic elderflower presse martini will work for you, and if your not – hey, who cares! I am not terribly nutrition conscious, mostly due to the pressure organic foods puts on my purse strings. Although, Birke Baehr, a very young aspiring organic farmer says we should do what we can to eat locally grown organic foods and bear the cost now and “pay the farmer instead of the hospital” – a sobering thought, so I will try to do better. Try my organic elderflower presse martini, it’s good for you…. thin line, I agree.
Try this dill & blackberry vodka cocktail with fresh herbs, cucumber and lime.
I’ve always longed to be a mixologist. In my 20s I used to hang out in bars, my brother insisted I go to, and marvel at the head bartenders and mixologists as they did their thing. In the back of my mind I thought, hey I can do that! So here’s my first published creation. I call her “Dillicious”. She’s everything I think a cocktail should be – strong, refreshing, interesting and made with fresh ingredients. Although laced with vodka dill and blackberries are packed full with anti-oxidants and cucumber is 90% water, so the cleansing abilities are limitless – lol. No seriously, cocktails should be well balanced, just as we require our meals to be. Reject your high sugar, juiced filled cocktails and embrace a more refined aperitif!