Posted on September 16, 2014
It’s time to officially come to terms with the fact that…well, it’s going to become frosty (and I don’t mean the friendly snowman,) and fast. Suddenly, the idea of putting on five inch heels and going out (like I do that anyway) becomes a lot less appealing, and curling up with Netflix and a hot beverage becomes the ultimate Saturday night routine. Why not kick that hot beverage up a notch, and give it a little spike? A mug of hot apple cider is hard to beat, but add a few simple ingredients, and it becomes a hefty cocktail. Take my word for it.
Posted on August 16, 2014
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
2 limes, cut into wedges, plus more for garnish
2 cups crushed ice, plus more for serving
1 cup Lime-Mint Syrup, recipe follows
1 liter white rum
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
2 limes, zested
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
Muddle the mint leaves and lime wedges with 2 cups crushed ice in the bottom of a large pitcher. Add Lime-Mint Syrup, rum, lime juice, and more ice. Top off with club soda, to taste. Pour into glasses over ice and serve. Garnish each glass with a lime wedge and mint sprigs, if desired.
Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan and cook until the sugar is completely dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat, stir in the lime zest and mint, and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to infuse the syrup with the flavor of lime and mint. Strain out the mint and zest and refrigerate the syrup, covered, until cold.
Posted on June 6, 2014
I discovered The Blond Cook a few weeks ago and have been experimenting with her recipes ever since. One of my recent favorites is a spin on the classic margarita. Last week, we talked about watermelon margaritas, and I’ve made them twice since then. Patio drinking just got a kick in the butt with this easy drink recipe.
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 5 Minutes
Posted on May 30, 2014
Hot summer nights call for cool fruity drinks. Today we’re putting a classic spin on the margarita. A watermelon margarita is an easy way to update a summer staple in five short minutes. Make sure you have supplies for a second round!
Michael Chiarello’s famous watermelon margarita: