Tag: gin

Scandinavian Vacation

Scandinavian vacation

To finish our papaya adventure, we’re going into the land of gin. Definitely look for something on the drier side but really whatever your favorite is will work. All about those botanicals! Ingredients Equipment: muddler, shaker, strainer, white wine glass 2 slices of papaya…

Rag Doll

rag doll

The strawberry balsamic syrup, recipe found here, is great to keep around the house. Try it as an ice cream topping or experiment with your own cocktails! This one is a favorite of Sauce’s and the name comes from a Four Seasons song, one…

Apples Are Forever

apples are forever

When Ms. Hot Pot came over, we debated apples in cocktails for quite a while. In particular the fact I’ve not really had a whole lot with hard cider OR apples in general that I enjoyed. Fast forward a few weeks and we’ve developed…

West Side Story

West Side Story

This time of year, our resident horticulturist, Sauce, has a theory that drink floral cocktails helps the weather. This was clearly illustrated this week when we woke up to snow, but hey I’m more than happy to help her keep trying. Rose water is…

Springtime Murmur

Springtime Murmur

Spring is just around the corner! Around here that means everyone spends free time outside. Sauce and I set up shop on our patio and write, read, drink, snack and soak up as much sun as we can handle. This drink is perfect for…

Martinez

Martinez Cocktail

Thought to be the precursor of the martini, the Martinez has been around since the mid 1800’s. It is said to be a twist on the original Vermouth Cocktail (which was vermouth, lemon, bitters and maraschino liqueur). This drink is a classic that I…

French 75

French 75

This is Sauce and my go to post dinner cocktail. It is an absolute classic with roots all the way back to the 1910’s. The most believable story says its birth was a happy substitution of champagne for soda in a Tom Collins. The…

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