It’s Whiskey Sour Day! Day to celebrate this very classic cocktail-who’s origins go back to the 1880s. In fact, the recipe for making a whiskey sour first appeared in the book—-How to mix drinks, written by Jerry Thomas, and published in 1862. It’s a very easy cocktail to make with just four main ingredients. Originally made using brandy and egg …
More than 300 varieties are grown in North America alone, but the main thing to know about a peach is whether it’s yellow or white flesh and clingstone, freestone, or semi-freestone. California, Georgia, and South Carolina are the largest producers of peaches in the United States. While these fruits can be found in fine form from April through October, they …
I found this very interesting cocktail on the Imbibe Magazine website. It uses 2 unusual ingredients–one vegetable, the other herbal. Sounds whimsical and intriguing.
3/4 oz. lavender syrup
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. Cynar (see Tip)
Tools: shaker, strainer, barspoon
Garnish: small sprig of lavender
Combine the bourbon, lavender syrup, and lemon juice in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into …
Need to give my “radio brother”, Handyman Bob credit for the inspiration for this family friendly concoction—A somewhat unusual libation-family friendly it is. Will help to make good use of an over abundance of cucumbers growing in your garden.
Ingredients: 4-5 thin slices of cucumber, 3 oz. fresh lemon juice, 1oz. simple syrup,6-8 oz. water, lemon peel twist.
Preparation: Muddle the cucumber …
There are a million variations on this super summer sipper. But the classic, unadulterated, pure and simple is just right for these “dog days” of summer.
Ingredients: 6 medium sized lemons (squeeze to make 1 cup of lemon juice), 3-4 cups of cold water, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup water
Simple syrup: 1 cup white sugar. 1 cup water= 3/4ths cup …