Articles Tagged: mint

Wilson’s Smash – 15 Romolo SF

Dark rum, carmelized pineapple syrup, lime, mint, and angostura bitters.

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Peach Scotch Smash

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Smashing up some peaches and adding a little booze makes for a damn fine drink! This simple recipe is light enough for summer but has a great whiskey kick.

This recipe uses a mellow blended scotch, but Canadian or Irish whiskey would also work well.

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Lucid Frappe

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It’s Friday, how about some absinthe? Here’s a few fun facts from Lucid.

1. It’s legal! And has been since 2007. Lucid (and Viridian Spirits) lobbied the US government to lift the 95-year ban and now absinthe is sold in all 50 states.

2. Contrary to popular belief, absinthe doesn’t make you hallucinate. This is a popular absinthe myth and is 100% false. Of course, consuming any spirit (especially one with an extraordinarily high proof) … Read more

Irish Spring Cocktail

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This St. Patrick’s Day we thought it was time for a green cocktail that’s a little different.

The little bit of celery juice  and mint add a fresh spring flavor and scent. Use your best gin in this one, as the flavor really comes through and the other ingredients are a good compliment to that spirit.

One of the most difficult parts about creating these new drinks is naming them. We had a good laugh … Read more

Creole Julep

This week we feature the Creole Julep, a spin on the traditional Mint Julep and the official cocktail of this year’s Tales of the Cocktail.

The cocktail was created by Maksym Pazuniak, a mixologist at Rambla and Cure in New Orleans. This rum-based Julep is made with Clement Creole Shrubb, a unique rum-based orange liqueur from Martinique. It gives this Julep a nice peppery kick with a hint of orange. Created by Maksym Pazuniak, Rambla/Cure.… Read more

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

Kiwi ~ a Healthy Addition to Cocktails

Our furry little friend the kiwi is an often-forgotten fruit.

But there are many reasons we should incorporate these strange little guys into our diets … and our cocktails.

Tart, creamy and sweet all at once, this tasty fruit is also an amazing source of antioxidants and fiber.

Kiwi fruit also lowers the risk of blood clots and reduces the amount of fats in the blood.

Oh, and let’s not forget its beautiful, bold color … Read more

Swamp Thing

From the murky depths Swamp Thing emerges. The cocktail gets its nebulous color from black vodka and blood oranges, two ingredients that are perfect for many Halloween beverages.

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Sgroppino – Italian Cocktail

1 cup chilled Prosecco (Italian sparkling white wine)
2 tablespoons chilled vodka
1/3 cup frozen lemon sorbet
1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh mint leaves

Pour the Prosecco and vodka into 2 Champagne flutes, diving equally. Spoon a scoop of sorbet into each flute. Sprinkle with mint and serve immediately

from FoodTV.com’s Everyday Italian hosted by Giada De Laurentiis

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Pink Orleanade

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