Strawberry Lemonade

Posted by Mr BBQ on June 7, 2014

It’s getting to be “sippin’ season”. Been thinking about fresh squeezed Lemonaide all week long. And we’re into Oregon Strawberry season, so let’s combine them for a great mouth puckering, lip smakin’ thirst quenching refresher!

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water,1 ¼ cups fresh lemon juice (from about 6 lemons), 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced, 24-28 oz fresh cold …

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A Smoking Good Bloody Mary

Posted by Mr BBQ on May 31, 2014

Bloody Mary Mix
makes 10cups


1 quart tomato puree

1 cup dill pickle juice
1 cup caper juice
3 tbsp. prepared horseradish
1.5 oz. high-quality soy sauce

2 oz. Tabasco pepper sauce
2 tsp. celery seed
1 tsp. fresh-ground black pepper
1 tsp. fresh-ground white pepper
1.5 oz. Worcestershire sauce
30 dashes Angostura bitters                                                                                                                                                                       Combine all ingredients and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.

Preparation: Pour 2 oz. of your favorite vodka into …

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The Manhatten—AKA Bourbon Martini

Posted by Mr BBQ on May 17, 2014

Manhattan is a cocktail made with bourbon, sweet vermouth, and bitters. The cocktail is often stirred and strained into a cocktail glass, where it is garnished with a Maraschino cherry with a stem. A Manhattan is also frequently served on the rocks in a lowball glass.

Ingredients: 1.5 oz. bourbon, 3/4oz. sweet vermouth, dash of bitters, maraschino cherry for garnish.

Preparation: In …

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The Spicy Paloma

Posted by Mr BBQ on May 10, 2014

Adapted from a recipe in Garden & Gun Magazine. This is a spicy, citrus flavored libation that combines some unusual ingredients. Bartenders: Gabriel Orta & Elad Zvi, The Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami

2 oz. Silver tequila
1 oz. spicy syrup
¾ oz. lime juice, plus lime wheels
2 oz. grapefruit soda
Sage sprig
Small dusting of Chile powder

Preparation: In a tall glass, combine tequila, spicy syrup, …

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The REAL, Classic Mint Julep

Posted by Mr BBQ on May 3, 2014

Here’s an antebellum version that’s close to the early-nineteenth-century Southern julep, historically made with cognac and rum instead of bourbon, which includes a touch of sorghum syrup in place of simple syrup for an extra hit of flavor

8–10 mint leaves
2 bar spoons of sorghum syrup
2 oz. cognac
½ oz. Jamaica rum
Mint sprig
Powdered sugar

In a julep cup, lightly muddle
 mint leaves and …

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