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We went to a very berry event last night hosted by Driscoll Berries. It was an interesting evening of cooking lessons and food photography all centered around blackberries. During the course of the evening, I sat next to one of the folks from Driscoll and learned a ton about berries. I had never really thought of it before but berries, like grapes, are “terroir” based and reflect the impact of their surroundings. It totally makes … Read more
Created by Mixologist, Jonathan Pogash The Cocktail Guru, this punch packs…. well, a punch! Absinthe, Gin, fresh berries, ginger and OJ. Not exactly Apple Pie, but maybe we could start a new tradition.
1 oz Lucid Absinthe
1 oz gin
2 strawberries, 2 blackberries
1/2 oz. Ginger Syrup
3/4 oz. Fresh Orange Juice
Muddle the berries in the ginger syrup and orange juice. Add remaining ingredients and shake well with ice and strain … Read more
1 ½ oz Bombay Sapphire gin
4 mint leaves
3 myrtle leaves
½ oz honey syrup
Muddle all and build/stir through with cracked ice in a stemmed rocks glass. Garnish with a blackberry and sprig of myrtle.
Courtesy of Bombay Sapphire Gin.… Read more
Created by mixologist Ryan Goodspeed of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami, Florida, the Maker’s Heart is the perfect cocktail for your whiskey-drinking Valentine. This cocktail combines the spicy notes of Maker’s 46 with the sweetness of fresh berries and pomegranate juice. Throw is some vermouth and lemon juice and you’re all set. Not as traditional as a box of chocolates, but much more fun! More Valentine’s Day Cocktails.
Courtesy of Maker’s Mark.… Read more
Carnival is the party that runs up to lent. One of the biggest celebrations takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. to celebrate the season the makers of Leblon Cachaca sent us some Caipirinha cocktails. The traditional Caipirinha is Brazil national drink and for Carnival they add blackberries for color. For some added color checkout this years body painted Carnival Queen (NSFW). Courtesy of Leblon Cachaca.
The Traditional Caipirinha
2 oz Leblon Cachaca
½ … Read more
With the Presidential Inauguration right around the corner, what better way to celebrate this momentous occasion with some original American Cocktails. The folks at San Francisco’s own Skyy Vodka wanted to share this collection of infused vodka cocktails. They also remind us that Skyy is an All-American Spirit, it is crafted from the finest American grain, distilled and bottled in the USA.
As the United States welcomes their 44th President, toast your country and embrace … Read more
This week’s drink comes to us from 42 Below Vodka. It gets it dark and spooky look from a good amount of grape juice. 42 Below comes from New Zealand (42 degrees below the equator) and is a quadruple distilled premium bodka. We haven’t tried it yet, but we’ll keep you posted once we get our hands on a bottle. Recipe courtesy of 42 Below Vodka.… Read more
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