Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mint Julep

Mint Julep

The famous Kentucky Derby has been run on the first Saturday in May since 1875.  And though the race itself only lasts about two minutes, the festivities and traditions make for a big party.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gin and Cucumber Smash

Gin and Cucumber Smash

The first time I heard of cucumbers being used in a cocktail, I was both intrigued and doubtful.  I mean, I really love cucumbers but the thought of drinking them seemed so odd.  But I guess the intrigued part won out because I looked up a recipe and quickly threw together the drink.  Nope.  Not remotely appealing.  Bitter and overly savory, it was more medicine than delightful refreshment.  I shelved the idea.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pear & Thyme Gin Fizz

I seem to be a little obsessed with thyme these days.  Slow braised beef dishes, veggie sides, you name it and I toss a little thyme in it.  So why should cocktails be any exception?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Carrot Cake Cocktail

A few days ago, I got a package in the mail and it contained a whole lotta carrots.  This veggie largess was compliments of Grimmway Farms with whom I will be working on a project next month.  My immediate reaction was to get a tub of hummus and start munching away while I decided what else I could do with them.