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
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St. Germain is a liquor that is made from macerated elderflower blossoms that are then blended with spirit made from grapes. It brightens a Champagne cocktail, makes Gin sing and is a potent addition to any punch bowl.
This light and refreshing champagne cocktail is perfect for weddings, garden parties … or any time you want to toast something beautiful.
1 liter Maker’s Mark
1 cup granulated sugar
Peels of 3 lemons and 1 orange
Juice of peeled fruit
1 liter of strong tea (preferably green tea)
250 ml champagne (club soda can be used for a less fancy version)
Freshly grated nutmeg
Combine sugar and citrus peels in the bottom of a punch bowl. Muddle together until sugar starts to clump together. Let sit for about 2 hours, (while not necessary, this … Read more
With tomorrow, May 21st, being the date pegged for Armageddon things could get a little hairy. To ease the pain, we figured this 1935 classic was a perfect fit. Absinthe and Champagne… might as well go out in boozy style! Apparently, Ernest Hemingway created this lovely cocktail as his contribution to a celebrity recipe collection. Mr. Hemingway recommends, “Drink three to five of these slowly.”
1 ½ oz absinthe
4 oz chilled Champagne… Read more