Homemade rhubarb soda (June 30, 2013)
Not alcoholic, but delicious. See my Spring Fling recipe for rhubarb syrup instructions; the soda is courtesy of my trusty SodaStream. You could throw in some vodka and lime juice to make a boozy cooler if you wish. I just added some ice and strawberries. Happy Canada Day Weekend!
English Country Garden martini (June 22, 2013)
2 oz gin
1/4 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur
1/4 oz Sonoma Syrup Co. lavender-infused simple syrup
Spring Fling (June 12, 2013)
2 oz rhubarb syrup
1 oz water
1 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz lime juice
1/8 tsp grated fresh ginger
Make rhubarb syrup in advance: bring 4 cups chopped rhubarb, 1 cup water and 1 cup granulated sugar to a rolling boil, then turn down heat and simmer c. 15 minutes. Fine strain juice into a clean jar (retain pulp as a rough rhubarb jam or use in tarts).
Tootsie-Frootsie Sipper (June 9, 2013)
2 oz gin
2 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
1 oz cranberry juice (plus 1 oz simple syrup if unsweetened)
Shake well over ice and strain into large stemmed glass. Add ice cubes. Charge with club soda. Stir gently to combine.