Handcrafted Cocktails

By Bonnie Rush | Handmade and homegrown drinks

Pomegranate Aperitif

Saba is wine-grape juice that’s been reduced until syrupy and concentrated. If you can’t find it, use a few drops of aged balsamic vinegar.<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup pomegranate juice<p>2 tablespoons saba<p>2 cups Lillet Blanc<p>4 dashes celery bitters<p>Club soda<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Whisk pomegranate juice and saba in a …

Agricole-Guava Cooler

Ingredients<p>2 ounces guava nectar<br>• 2 ounces rhum agricole<br>• 3/4 ounce lime juice<br>• 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup<br>• 1/2 ounce Navan<br>• 2 dashes Angostura bitters<br>• Ice<br>• 2 ounces …

Meadow Mocktails

Step 1 Make the lavender syrup<p>Combine all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook over moderate heat, stirring, until the …

Make a Martini Like a Pro With Audrey Saunders

</head><i>This is Cook Like a Pro, in which experts share tips, tricks, and techniques that elevate a good dish to an unforgettable one.</i><p>The Pro > Audrey Saunders<p>Owner / Pegu Club / New York City<p>The hardest things to master are often the simplest. Take the martini. Put gin and vermouth in a glass and …

Yum, We Love . . . Mint Juleps!

I went up the street to the local produce market yesterday to pickup a little fresh mint. And by a little I mean, my hand-basket was overflowing. In …

Kentucky Derby

Lemon Thyme-Peach Lemonade

• In a large pitcher combine the sugar and lemon thyme sprigs; muddle with a wooden spoon. Add water, lemon juice, and peach nectar. Stir until sugar …

Mumbai Mules {with Coriander, Cumin and Saffron} • The Bojon Gourmet

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

Beverages

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

Blood Orange Bourbon Smash with Spicy Vanilla Sugar.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> February 12, 2015 87<p>Please pretend this is a Jem valentine.<p>I think I say this every …

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”

Written by Kelli Hall<p>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 …

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 to nuts, from cocoa to cocktails, we’re snubbing the …

Spicy Orange-Bourbon Hot Chocolate

How was your Thanksgiving weekend? Ours was good. It was easy and fun. I made this Chocolate Mousse Pie with Phyllo Crust and it was SO GOOD and much …

Red Nose Punch

Place cranberries in a bundt pan and pour over 4 cups hot water; freeze until set (the hot water will freeze clear), about 2 hours.<p>Combine juices, …

Recipes

South Side

Ingredients<p>8 fresh mint leaves, slapped<p>3 oz. dry gin<p>1½ oz. fresh lemon juice<p>¾ oz. simple syrup<p>Club soda<p>Lemon peel<p>Recipe Preparation<p>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.<p>Recipe by Andrew …

Saint-Florent Cocktail

An easy-drinking aperitif made slightly more potent with the addition of gin.<p>Ingredients<p>honey syrup<p>¼ cup clover honey<p>assembly<p>1½ cups gin<p>¾ cup fresh lime juice<p>½ cup Aperol or Cappelletti<p>Angostura bitters<p>Champagne or sparkling wine<p>8 lime wheels<p>Recipe Preparation<p>honey syrup<p>Combine honey and 2 Tbsp. …

Creepy Halloween Cocktails (Part Three): The Poisoned Apple

Written by Kelli Hall<p><i>With Apples, Tequila, and Pomegranates</i><p>If pressed to pick my poison, tequila is always my drink of choice. This potent potion …