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Inspired by Blanche Devereaux in The Golden Girls (1985), played by Rue McClanahan.
One often thinks of southern belles as meek and mild types, but Blanche Devereaux kept her roommates’ eyes wide open with her saucy tales of romance and not-so clandestine canoodling. Though married most of her life to her high school sweetheart, George, Blanche wasn’t about to let having fifty years under her belt slow her down. Perhaps Blanche said it best when … Read more
3 parts Prairie Organic Vodka
4 parts green tea
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
Shake over ice and strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass.
Courtesy of Prairie Organic Vodka.
Many cocktails are enhanced with a rim of salt or sugar around the glass. Think of the salt coating a margarita glass. It looks great, and it’s also really easy! Here’s how you do it.
Moisten the rim. For drinks that contain lemon or lime: take a wedge of the citrus with a slot cut into it and put it on the rim. Squeeze gently as you rub it around the rim of the … Read more
Simple syrup is a vital part of many cocktail recipes — mojitos, mint juleps and more. It’s the easiest, most reliable way to add a little sweetness to balance your drink.
It’s just sugar and water. (Truly simple, no?) Many recipes that call for muddling sugar or adding a sugar cube can just as easily be made with simple syrup.
Here’s what you do:
Pour equal parts sugar and water into a container with a … Read more
1 part whiskey or bourbon
½ part Hiram Walker pumpkin spice liqueur
¼ part chai
1–½ part heavy whipping cream
Cinnamon & sugar for rim garnish
Place liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into a cocktail glass rimmed with cinnamon and sugar.
Rocky Mountain Ginger Crisp
1 part premium whiskey
½ part Hiram Walker gingerbread liqueur
1-½ part apricot nectar
1-½ part sparkling … Read more
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
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