Bourbon & Peach Smash

Posted by Mr BBQ on August 23, 2014

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 …

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The California Bubble Bath

Posted by Mr BBQ on August 16, 2014

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.

Ingredients

2oz. bourbon

3/4 oz. lavender syrup

3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz. Cynar (see Tip)

Tools: shaker, strainer, barspoon

Glass: Collins

Garnish: small sprig of lavender

Preparation:

Combine the bourbon, lavender syrup, and lemon juice in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into …

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The Cucumber Cooler.

Posted by Mr BBQ on August 9, 2014

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 …

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Slo Sippin Lemonade

Posted by Mr BBQ on August 2, 2014

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  …

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Watermelon Punch

Posted by Mr BBQ on July 26, 2014

July is National Watermelon month, Oregon boasts some of the best, grown in Hermiston, OR. This year’s crop of watermelons is rolling into the stores. Here’s a refreshing way to drink your watermelon!

Ingredients: 8 cups of cubed watermelon (1/2 inch cubes), 1.5 cups gingerale, 1/3 cup water, 6oz. frozen limeaide concentrate.

Preparation: Place watermelon on cookie sheet in a single layer. …

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