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By Bonnie Rush | Handmade and homegrown drinks

Lemon Thyme-Peach Lemonade



cup sugar


lemon thyme sprigs


cups cold water


cups lemon juice

1 1/2

cups peach nectar (11-ounce can)

Lemon slices


In a large …


Mumbai Mules

An unconventional take on the Moscow Mule, this savory-sweet, vodka-based cocktail gets a kick from toasted coriander, cumin, cardamom, and saffron


Peach Rose Lemonade Signature Drink Inspiration + Recipe

February is a time for soft romance and the anticipation of spring, so for this month’s inspiration board and signature cocktail, I wanted to keep …


Blood Orange Bourbon Smash with Spicy Vanilla Sugar.

Please pretend this is a Jem valentine.I think I say this every year, but it’s only because I think of it every year. If I had to be in first or …

Blood Orange

Grapefruit, Ginger, and Lemongrass Sake Cocktails

I used to only order sake occasionally, always at a Japanese restaurant, and always hot. But a recent dinner with sake expert (and chef and artist) …

Mixology Monday: A Winter Pear Cocktail

Halloween was skipped this year. Not on purpose, but Christopher and I found ourselves on a flight crossing coasts on the 31st. By the time we landed …


Easy Christmas-Brunch Cocktail: Blood Orange “Pomosas”

What’s the last thing I want to do on Christmas morning? Cook up a complicated brunch for our family drop-ins. My solution: easy bites that everyone …

Blood Orange

“Make It in a Mug: The Pear Moscow Mule Is it just us, or is everything just a little bit better when served in a mug? From soup… >”Make It in a Mug: The Pear Moscow Mule Is it just us, or is...

Make It in a Mug:
The Pear Moscow Mule

Is it just us, or is everything just a little bit better when served in a mug? From soup… >

Make It in a Mug:
The …


Spicy Orange-Bourbon Hot Chocolate

[recipe] Spicy Orange-Bourbon Hot Chocolate Makes 2-3 servings 2 cups whole milk 2-3 large pieces of orange peel 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 3 ounces …

Red Nose Punch



28 oz. cranberry juice, plus 2 cups fresh cranberries
8 oz. bourbon
4 oz. fresh lime juice, plus 3 sliced limes
3 oz. cinnamon-infused simple syrup
4 12 oz. bottles lager beer


1. Place cranberries in a bundt pan and pour over 4 cups hot water; freeze until set …


South Side Recipe - Bon Appétit

Combine mint, gin, lemon juice, and syrup in a highball glass. Fill glass with ice, then top off with club soda. Garnish with lemon peel.

Servings: makes 1

8 fresh mint leaves, slapped
• 3 oz. dry gin
• 1½ oz. fresh lemon juice
• ¾ oz. simple syrup
• Club soda
• Lemon peel

Saint-Florent Cocktail Recipe - Bon Appétit

honey syrup

Combine honey and 2 Tbsp. hot water in a small jar; cover and shake to dissolve honey.

Servings: 8

¼ cup clover honey


1½ cups gin
• ¾ cup fresh lime juice
• ½ cup Aperol or Cappelletti
• Angostura bitters
• Champagne or sparkling wine
• 8 lime wheels

1½ cups gin
• ¾ cup fresh lime juice
• ½ cup Aperol or …


Creepy Halloween Cocktails (Part Three): The Poisoned Apple

With Apples, Tequila, and PomegranatesIf pressed to pick my poison, tequila is always my drink of choice. This potent potion (the final concoction in …


Horse's Neck

Though ginger has been consumed for millennia, ginger beer dates to 1700s England, when the root was fermented to make a mildly alcoholic drink. Most beers are nonalcoholic now, but they're zippier than ale; we prefer them for mixing in cocktails like this cognac-based drink. The wide spiral peel …


Kentucky Buck

"Bucks" are a family of drinks that consist of ginger beer plus a spirit and citrus—a category that includes this fruity refresher as well as the classic Moscow Mule. There are plenty of good ginger beers on the market, but our favorite is one made from scratch using soda water and a syrup infused …


Apple Daisy

Today's mixologists, with their muttonchops and handlebars, have a historical influence: the Victorian male. These guys took their mustaches seriously, so much so that in mid-1800s England, a special teacup was designed for them. Its porcelain lip incorporated a bat-shaped guard that cradled the …


Adonis Recipe -Kat Bangs | Food & Wine

• In a cocktail shaker, combine fino sherry, sweet vermouth and orange bitters. Add ice and stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Wine Spritzer Recipe - Bon Appétit

Pour wine into a wineglass filled with ice; top off with club soda and bitters. Garnish with orange twist.

Servings: Makes 1

3 oz. aromatic white wine (such as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, or Gewürztraminer)
• 1 oz. club soda
• dash of orange or lemon bitters
• 1 Orange or lemon twist


The Best Bloody Mary Recipe - Bon Appétit

Place first 6 ingredients in large pot. Add enough water just to cover (about 6 cups). Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered until vegetables are very soft, about 50 minutes.

Discard bay leaf. Add 1 tablespoon coarse salt and lemon juice; cool slightly. Working in batches, puree …


Cranberry Rum Punch Recipe - Bon Appétit

Bring cranberries, sugar, and 2 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Strain syrup into a pitcher; cover and chill. Set cranberries aside.

Add rum and lime juice to syrup; chill until cold, about 1 hour. Serve punch over crushed ice garnished with reserved cranberries …



The end of summer means saying goodbye to the season’s darkest and most flavorful berry. And, there’s no better way to say goodbye to something than …


Sexy Fig and Lemon Fizz

Pineapple Mojitos Recipe -Jose Enrique | Food & Wine

Pineapple Syrup

1 1/2 pounds peeled fresh pineapple chunks
• 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar


1/2 pound diced fresh pineapple (2 cups)
• 1 cup lightly packed mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
• 2 cups white rum
• 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
• Ice
• 1 1/4 cups chilled club soda
• Lime wedges, for garnish

Make …


Summer Cocktail Series: Backyard Cocktail Party Recipes

For the first time since moving to DC, Nole and I have a backyard – and you can believe we’re doing our best to take advantage of it this summer. …

Tasty Tuesday: {Cucumber Ginger Gin Fizz}

For today’s Tasty Tuesday we are continuing our thirst quenching cocktail series and it just so happens that today we’re featuring my current …


ginger peach sangria

Happy Friday! I have the easiest, summeriest cocktail to share with you. This weekend, it’s going to be 102 degrees(!) here in Austin. So needless to …


How to Make Aquavit

In addition to using caraway and dill—the most traditional flavors for aquavit—in Sweden, home cooks make the spirit with an infinite variety of spices, herbs, and other flavorful botanicals. To make your own at home, combine aromatics with a neutral spirit such as vodka in a 1:1 ratio. Let the …


Plymouth Gin Tonic

Historically a two-ingredient drink garnished minimally with a simple lime wedge, the gin and tonic is today the subject of a creative renaissance. In contemporary versions, a wild array of flavorful garnishes and add-ins are employed to concoct delicious drinks that stray far from the stalwart …