Articles Tagged: fruit

Unique Fruit and Herb Cocktail Combinations

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As you know, we’re all about using fresh fruit and herbs here at Drink of the Week. We’re also about helping you be creative with your cocktails!

So here are some fantastic fruit and herb combinations that you might not have tried before:

Basil mixes well with …

    strawberries
    blackberries
    watermelon
    cucumber
    lemon

Sage mixes well with …

    plums
    peaches
    pineapple
    blackberries

Rosemary mixes well with …

    grapefruit
    strawberries
    peaches

Mint mixes well with …… Read more

Honey Deuce Cocktail

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Grey Goose is the US Open’s signature spirit.

To celebrate they created this signature cocktail that is perfect for tennis watching sippin’ cocktail.… Read more

Watermelon Jalapeño Slush

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My little jalapeño plant has been producing like a champ, so I’ll be sharing a few jalapeño-inspired cocktails. One of my favorite ingredients to mix with jalapeño is watermelon, and this frozen drink is the perfect thing for warm, later-summer afternoons. And this recipe is super easy, so you won’t have to wait long before you’re in sweet and spicy heaven!

Ingredients

    1 cup watermelon chunks, frozen
    2 oz silver tequila
    1 jalapeño, sliced
    1

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Sangria Basics

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Sangria is a DIY dream. It’s a wine punch with fruit and liquor in it. What kind of wine, fruit and liquor? That’s up to you.

Some people like to top off their sangria with ginger ale, lemon-lime soda or club soda. Some people like it room temperature, while others drink it over ice. It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t like sangria. It’s possible they wouldn’t be people worth knowing.

Using expensive wine is … Read more

Mile High Mai Tai

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Sticking with a Tropical Theme, this week’s drink is Ron Zacapa Ambassador, Robert Gonzales’ take on the classic Mai Tai.


Ingredients:
1 ½ oz Ron Zacapa 23
1 oz fresh lime juice
¾ oz Mandarine Napoléon
¾ oz Velvet Falernum
½ oz Orgeat
¼ oz All Spice Dram
3 Chunks of fresh roasted pineapple, muddled

Directions:
Cut Pineapple in to chunks and roast for 10 – 15 min on 350F. Let cool. Place pineapple chunks … Read more

Watermelon Mojito

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It’s summer, and the 4th of July is just around the corner. So what you need is a Watermelon Mojito!

Try one, and I guarantee you’ll still be drinking them after Independence Day is over. It’s a flexible drink so make it as sweet or as strong as you like by adjusting the amount of simple syrup or rum.… Read more

Red, White and Blue

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    Layer 1

Ingredients:
½ oz Herradura Silver
½ oz lime juice
½ oz agave syrup
4 strawberries

    Layer 2

Ingredients:
1 oz Herradura Silver
½ oz lime juice
½ oz agave syrup

    Layer 3

Ingredients:
½ oz Herradura Silver
½ oz lime juice
½ oz agave syrup
12 Blueberries

    Garnish:

½ Strawberry
3 Blueberries

Directions:
Combine each set of ingredients in advance as you’ll want to blend these quickly one after another. Blend the ingredients … Read more

Hot Nantucket Night

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Served at Woodward at Ames in Boston, MA

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco
1 oz agave nectar
2 fresh cranberries
1 thin slice jalapeño pepper
1/2 oz lime juice
1 jalapeño, garnish 

Directions:
Muddle jalapeño and cranberries in a highball glass. Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, agave nectar, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake well and strain into rocks glass over ice, muddled jalapeño and cranberries. Garnish with … Read more

Turbinado

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The weather is warming up again here, and it’s time to celebrate! This warm-weather recipe was created by Jackson Cannon of Eastern Standard in Boston. It’s a simple concoction that tastes very layered.

Ingredients:
2 oz of Brugal Añejo
1 oz fresh squeezed lime
.75 oz demerara syrup (simple syrup made with raw demerara sugar)
Dash of Angostura bitters
1.5 oz ginger beer

Directions:
Shake ingredients and serve in a highball glass filled with crushed … Read more

Mango Margarita

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Fresh mango is fantastic. It’s lightly sweet, and its tropical flavor can instantly transport you to a relaxing place. Put that in a margarita and you have a winner!

This delightful fresh mango margarita will pair equally well with spicy food on Cinco de Mayo or a lovely brunch or picnic on Mother’s Day. I may just do both … it’s that good.Read more

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