This week’s drink is a classic tropical cocktail that I first had in Hawaii many years ago. An island favorite for sitting in the sun, the lava flow is a combination of fresh strawberry purée, coconut, pineapple juice and rum (for flavor). You can make the strawberry purée ahead of time and use left overs on pancakes or ice cream.
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At this past week’s Tales of the Cocktail, Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur hosted the daily coffee bar, complete with baristas and bartenders. This year, Kahlúa held a contest in the Mixolosuem to find their featured “brunch” cocktail. After rigorous testing at a NYC bar, Kaiser Penguin, Rick Stutz’s creation, the Black Paloma, was chosen the winner. A fresh, crisp combination of tequila, Kahlúa, lime juice, and grapefruit juice, this one sure opened my eyes after arriving … Read more
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.
Happy National Piña Colada Day! Just looking at one of these tropical treats makes me feel happy and relaxed. So get to mixing! Image courtesy of Randy Son of Robert.
If you’re loving the summer farmers market as much as we are, this is a drink for you! Apricots in the store are often hard and sour.
We used the homemade cherry bitters from this recipe. It’s a super-easy recipe, but you can definitely substitute store-bought cherry bitters. If you use commercial cherry bitters or another type of bitters, such as Angostura, be aware that they will be a little stronger and so you will … Read more
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