Sweet Lime Iced Tea

Posted by Mr BBQ on June 15, 2013

Sweet Lime Iced Tea— June is iced tea month. Here’s a bit of a tropical twist on a Southern favorite-sweet tea. I love the citrus flavor added to this thirst quenching beverage.

Ingredients: 1 gallon boiling water, 1 cup white sugar, 6 tea bags, juice of 5 limes, lime wedges or rounds for garnish.

Preparation: Boil the water. In a gallon container, …

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Tequila-Sage Smash

Posted by Mr BBQ on June 9, 2013

Unlike most drinks that rely on very precise measurements, “a smash lets you feel your way around the drink,” The amount of honey syrup you use will depend on the size and acidity of the lemons.

Ingredients:                                                                                                                           1/2 lemon, cut into wedges
6 fresh sage leaves
2 oz. tequila
3/4 oz. honey syrup (equal parts hot water and honey)
Ice cubes
Glass: Collins
Garnish: sage bouquet

Preparation:                                                                                                                      Honey syrup: Boil …

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Gun Powder Punch

Posted by Mr BBQ on June 8, 2013

I first became acquainted with this libation at Trader Vic’s in Atlanta, GA last year. It’s icy, refreshing AND potent! A great cocktail for these warming days of Spring and Summer!

Ingredients: 1oz. silver rum, 1oz. dark rum, 1.5 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice,1/2 oz. fresh lime juice, splash of grenadine, dash of orange curacao, 1 cup crushed ice, 1 sprig of …

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Citrus Saveur

Posted by Mr BBQ on June 1, 2013

MINTY, CITRUSY, YUMMY!

                                           INGREDIENTS                                                                                                                 

2 oz. corn whiskey
1 oz. fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
1 oz. homemade sweet and sour
¾ oz. mint simple syrup
Mint sprig, to garnish                                                                                                                                                             FOR THE MINT SIMPLE SYRUP
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 bunch fresh mint
FOR THE SWEET & SOUR
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup lime juice
1 cup sugar
1 ½ cup water

PREPARATION

 1. Make the mint simple syrup: Combine …

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Smokin Bloody Mary

Posted by Mr BBQ on May 26, 2013

Hey! We smoke everything on our grills…why not a thirst quenching libation? Try this one for size!

Smokin’ Bloody Mary—might as well!

Ingredients: 3oz vodka, 2.5 oz. smoked tomato juice, 1/4 oz. lemon juice,1/4 oz. Worchestershire, salt, pepper to taste and a stalk of celery.

Preparation: for the smoked tomato juice, halve 4 medium sized tomatoes and smoke in bbq using hickory or mesquite chips …

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