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Hibiscus Tea Cocktail

January 10, 2014


My sister came up with the best idea over the holidays – infuse alcohol with TEA!  She bought this amazing, fruity tea and then let it steep in vodka overnight.  The result? A delicious concoction that paired well with a little fruit juice and bubbly club soda!


Hibiscus Tea Cocktail 

  • 2-4 oz club soda
  • 1 oz fruit tea infused vodka (you may need to strain tea before use)
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • juice of one lime

Combine vodka and simple syrup in a shaker with ice.  Shake until chilled.  Strain over ice filled glass and finish with lime juice. Stir and enjoy.

Other tea infusion combinations that I think could be tasty:

  • Blueberry white tea with lemonade
  • Green tea with white peach juice
  • Black tea with bourbon and orange juice



Tom Collins

December 20, 2013

Gin Tom Collins

With the influx of Meyer lemons at my disposal, they have taken center stage in my cooking (can you tell? Lemon Bars, Petrale Sole in Lemon Sauce, Kale Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing…) AND bar-tending.

Tom Collins

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz Meyer lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 tsp of Marashino or Luxardo Cherry syrup 
  • 1 Luxardo Cherry
  • 1 orange slice 

Mix gin, juice and syrup in an ice filled cocktail shaker.  Strain into an ice filled glass and stir in some cherry syrup and garnish with a cherry and orange slice!

Cocktail Pour Marashino syrup will result in a more pink colored drink, but the Luxardo syrup is just as a tasty!


Cocktail Shaker


The Pennytini

October 25, 2013

Rose Martini

For Penny’s birthday party (full post here), I created a couple specialty cocktails.  One was a Marin Mule (named after a Moscow Mule – recipe here) and the next was a concoction by yours truly.  Penny has really been into these Rose Watermelon juices from the farmers market, so I wanted to do a spin off of that… here is what I came up with!

Watermelon Juice Vodka Rosewater


2 oz vodka
4 oz watermelon juice
1/2 oz rosewater
1 oz lime juice

Pour ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and give it a few good shakes.  Strain into a martini glass and enjoy!

Bryce – my dedicated juice pourer

Martini Shaker

Bryce’s dad – the dedicated Martini Shaker

A made a large batch and had it available to pour individual portions into the shaker for fresh cocktails!