Shrubs are so easy and so yummy! You can mix with sparkling water for a super refreshing beverage or spike it if you need something stronger. I used my own very sweet berries so I cut the sugar in 1/2. If your using frozen or store bought, I would increase it by 1/4 c.
1 c apple cider vinegar
1 c strawberries
1/2 c sugar
2 inch strip of lemon rind
Combine strawberries, sugar, vinegar and lemon zest in a medium nonreactive saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and let stand for 20 minutes. Strain into an airtight heatproof container. Refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours or up to 1 week.
I love this cocktail – a little sweet a little tart and perfect for a Saturday Night.
1 (1-by-3-inch) strip orange peel
2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
2 dashes orange bitters
Lemon and orange twists, for garnish
Twist the strip of orange peel to release the aromatic oils, and place in a cocktail shaker. Add all remaining ingredients except the lemon and orange twists and fill with ice.
Shake well and strain into a m
It’s NYE so I thought is would do something fun, and what is more fun than jello and champagne??
10 oz plus 5oz champagne
1 TBSP sugar
3 envelopes Knox plain gelatin
Place 10 oz of the champagne and sugar in a sauce pan and then sprinkle gelatin on top. Let gelatin soften for about 2 minutes.
Place saucepan over low heat and stir until gelatin has completely dissolved, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and add in remaining 5 oz of champagne and stir to combine.
Pour mixture into a loaf pan and chill for at least an hour.
To release Jello, dip the pan into warm water and use a knife along the sides to gently release the Jello. Use a sharp knife to cut squares. Before serving, dip the tops in the sugar and serve with a festive toothpick.
In honor of Bastille Day I’m breaking out my favorite liqueur St-Germain – Vive La France! This one comes from Chow.com with a change – I was out of limes so I used meyer lemon instead. Its perfect for a hot summer day, come on what says summer more than rum?
4 oz elderflower liqueur
1 oz lemon juice
1 1/2 oz light rum