If you’ve been Italy, you’ve most likely had an after dinner drink, the Sgroppino. The lemon and alcohol help to cut through anything you may have ingested through out the evening and help settle your tummy. The formula varies from area to area, but it is basically lemon sorbet, vodka and prosecco. In Venice they use prosecco, in Friuli it is vodka and sorbet. In Liguria, I’ve had a variation made with limoncello. Sometimes blended, … Read more
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As a nod to Kevin Rahm’s (Desperate Housewives and Mad Men) recent wedding where he served Basil Hayden’s, Basil Hayden’s has created Bluegrass Punch. Just in time for the summer entertaining and BBQ season, Bluegrass Punch is inspired by the Kentucky heritage of bourbon and the summer’s freshest fruit. It’s the perfect addition to any summer event as it combines spicy bourbon, tart blueberry and passion fruit juices and mint leaves with a splash of … Read more
A product of the new Las Vegas downtown cocktail scene, this drink is reminiscent of a lightly flavored martini, but served on the rocks. You can drink this at The Artifice (look for the flickering ‘R’) in the Las Vegas arts district, along with many more signature cocktails. This is a very smooth, balanced cocktail; lots of herbs and just enough sweet to keep everything together. The Taming of the Shrew is extremely good as … Read more
1 ½ parts Effen Vodka
¾ parts lime juice
¾ parts fresh ginger syrup
1 dash bitters
Fever-Tree Ginger Beer
5 Mint leaves
Muddle mint in lime and syrup, add to a cocktail shaker with the vodka over ice and shake. Strain and pour into a tall glass with ice and ginger beer. Garnish with mint sprig.
Created by David Nepove. Courtesy of Effen Vodka.
The Royal Wedding is upon us, so, of course, we have a cocktail to celebrate the day. Fittingly, the folks at Bombay Sapphire sent us a gin drink. Throw in some elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and mint and garnish with some pretty flowers for the bride. Who wouldn’t say I do?
1 oz Bombay Sapphire
½ oz elderflower cordial or liqueur
½ oz lemon juice
4 mint leaves
Shake all, double strain and … Read more
Every bride needs something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Luckily, this recipe made with Sauza Tequila’s new Sauza Blue has half of the items covered.
1 ½ parts of Sauza Blue Silver Tequila
2 parts cranberry or raspberry juice
8 mint leaves for garnish
1 part lemon-lime soda
Combine all ingredients except mint leaves in a pitcher. Serve each glass with 2 mint leaves. Serve cold or iced.
Courtesy of … 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.
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