Pickpocket Soda (from Imbibe Magazine)

Posted by Mr BBQ on June 22, 2013

Pickpocket Soda

Fresh berries and a splash of balsamic flavor this summery spritzer.

1 1/2 oz. Pickpocket soda syrup
4-5 oz. soda water
Glass: highball
Garnish: mint sprig

Combine ingredients into an ice-filled glass, stir and garnish.

Pickpocket Syrup
2 lbs. fresh berries, puréed
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups water
Zest and juice of one lemon
2 1/2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 cup of fresh basil

Bring strawberry purée, sugar, water …

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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



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
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup lime juice
1 cup sugar
1 ½ cup water


 1. Make the mint simple syrup: Combine …

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