Articles Tagged: basil

2009 Big Trends in Cocktail Service

The first session I attended during last week’s Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans was a panel titled “2009 Big Trends in Cocktail & Spirit Service.”

The panel consisted of Jim Meehan, Michael Waterhouse, Devlin Tavern, and Simon Difford (Source Guide) and was moderated by Ryan Magarian (Aviation Gin).

The program covered the 4 Ps of Cocktail Service Success, not unlike the 4 Ps of marketing: product, precise execution, promotion, passion.

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4th of July Watermelon Cocktail

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No 4th of July barbecue is complete without watermelon. I’d like to amend that statement to include watermelon cocktails!

This refreshing summer cocktail is the perfect accompaniment to whatever you’ll be throwing on the grill this Independence Day. Martha Stewart inspired this recipe, which I adapted from her watermelon and basil margaritas.

The watermelon is cool and refreshing, while the mint and basil balance the sweetness and give it a fresh, crisp herbal note. You … Read more

Strawberry Basil Mojito

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This week we’re giving the classic mojito a Springtime twist! Mixology Monday XXXVIII is being hosted over at the Wild Drink Blog, and the theme is “Superior Twists.” The idea is add a twist to a classic cocktail that sends it over the top of cocktail goodness.

Strawberries and basil make a great combination—each has its own brand of sweetness. The two complimentary flavors are an ideal match for the light and refreshing mojito. What … Read more

Cielo Rosso

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Spring is upon us again, and not a moment to soon! As we shake of the cloak of winter, we can once again enjoy light refreshing cocktails that make a Spring evening so wonderful. This week’s cocktail was created by Manny Hinojosa, winner off last year’s Shake It Up: The Battle of the Mixologists competition. The Cielo Rosso, Manny’s creation using Campari, SKYY infusions Citrus, Ruby Red grapefruit juice, Lemon Juice and simple syrup laced … Read more

First Class

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Do Valentine’s Day right, and go first class. Here’s tasty mixture of high energy vodka (JETT contains caffeine and guarana), the gingery bite of ginger liqueur and the explosion of flavor that is a muddled strawberry, lime and basil. Courtesy of Jett Vodka.

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Napa Sun

This is a really nice upgrade from a Mimosa. Thanks, Jason!

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B & B (Blakberi & Basil)

A great option for warm-weather pitcher drinks.

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