Borschtini

Borschtini 2 oz  Caraway & Dill infused Vodka (recipe below) 0.5 oz Chive Blossom Dry Vermouth (recipe below) 0.5 oz beet juice pinch of salt Shake and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with fresh dill. After making another batch of last month’s Be Still, My Beeting Heart, I have some beet juice left over. Why not…

Cocktail Fail

Some of you may have noticed a photo on my tuamigasusanita instagram feed last week. It was of a vodka infused with witch hazel blossoms intended for this week’s cocktail. The witch hazel tree we planted in our front yard nine years ago blooms every February and emits a glorious, citrusy scent that’s a tinge…

Under a Crescent Moon

Under a Crescent Moon 1.5 oz Tito’s Vodka 1.0 oz cold brew coffee concentrate (I used Chameleon Cold-Brew Organic Black Coffee.) 0.5 oz cardamom & rose water honey simple syrup (recipe below) 0.5 oz water Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lemon twist. My first introduction to cardamom…

Phuket, it’s Sunday Morning!

Phuket, it’s Sunday Morning! Recipe: 2 oz. Vodka [I used Tito’s Handmade Vodka] 10 oz. Thai Bloody Mary Mix [Recipe Below] Sriracha sauce to taste [optional] Build in a 16 oz. pint glass filled with large ice cubes. Pour into chilled 16 oz. pint glass and serve. Garnish with a lime wheel and sprig of…

Three Cocktails for a Grown-up Harry Potter

Three Cocktails for a Grown-up Harry Potter At midnight, Harry Potter fans got a taste of what they’ve been yearning for since they finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — more. We took our ten-year-old daughter to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. She may have been more excited than we…