Monday, September 14, 2009

Rosemary Brown Derby

This is an old-timey favorite from the 1930s made with top shelf rye whiskey and modified with an interesting herbaceous twist.

  • Sazerac rye whiskey
  • Organic red grapefruit
  • Home-made organic honey-rosemary syrup
  • Bucket glass

To make honey-rosemary syrup: add 2 parts of your favorite honey substitute, ie., rice honey or agave, to one part water and warm on the stove. Then add at least two dozen rosemary leaves without the sprigs to the syrup and continue heating until your desired taste is met.

  • Muddle two organic red grapefruit wedges in a bucket glass
  • Add 1 oz honey-rosemary syrup
  • Fill glass with ice
  • Add 2 oz Sazerac rye whiskey and stir.
  • Garnish with a rosemary sprig next to the straw

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Raspberry Honey Lemonade Collins

  • Beefeater Gin
  • Organic raspberries
  • Organic home-made sour: lemons, water, rice honey
  • Club soda
  • Collins glass

To make home-made sour:  mix 2 parts fresh lemon juice to 1 part home-made honey syrup.
To make home-made vegan honey syrup:  mix 1 part hot water to 1 part rice honey.
  • Add 2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice to pint glass
  • Add 1 oz home-made honey syrup
  • Muddle 6 organic raspberries in home-made sour
  • Pour 1  1/2 oz Beefeater Gin
  • Fill pint glass with ice
  • Shake contents with shaker tin until frosted.
  • Fill Collins glass with ice and strain contents into glass.
  • Fill remaining glass with Club Soda
  • Garnish with raspberry and lemon wheel on rim or in glass

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Banana Triple-Berry Margarita

  • Zircon Azul Gold Tequila (good tequila for price of 1 liter bottle)
  • Harlequin orange liqueur (1/2 the price of Cointreau, but significantly better than Triple Sec)
  • Organic banana
  • Organic raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries
  • Organic lime juice
  • Bucket glass
  • Add 1  1/2 oz Zircon Azul Gold Tequila to glass
  • Squeeze 1/2 oz organic lime juice
  • Muddle 1/2 inch slice of organic banana and two fresh raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries each (if berries are not in season, mixed organic frozen berries will be fine).
  • Fill glass with ice
  • Add 1/2 oz Harlequin orange liqueur
  • Pour contents into shaker and shake until frosted
  • Rim 1/2 of glass with lime and organic coarse sugar (optional)
  • Fill glass with new ice
  • Strain contents back into glass and garnish with lime wheel and fresh berries

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sweet & Spicy Monkey Beer

  • Hot Monkey Pepper Infused Vodka (distilled and bottled in Portland OR)
  • Organic, 100% pure pineapple  juice
  • Extra Ginger Beer
  • Squeeze of lime
  • Collins glass  (10-12 fluid oz)
  • Fill Collins glass with ice
  • Add 1  1/2 oz Hot Monkey vodka
  • Fill remaining 1/2 of glass with organic, 100 % pineapple juice
  • Add a squeeze of lime
  • Pour contents into a shaker tin, and shake until frosted
  • Pour ingredients into Collins glass
  • Fill glass with Extra Ginger Beer
  • Garnish with sliced jalapeno peppers and lime wheel