This cocktail has a lot of really great health benefits! Blackberries are packed with antioxidants, manganese and vitamin C. Cynar has the health benefits of artichoke; or so it was believed when it was create! By combining these two ingredients together I present you with a Health Elixir! It’s fruity and refreshing with a lightly bitter finish. It’s not a sweet cocktail, since too much sugar certainly isn’t good for your health.
Thyme for Tomato, Strawberry, and Gin
T he combination of strawberry and tomato may sound bizarre but it actually quite delicious. Everyone loves strawberry cocktails with gin and this unique take is no different! Strawberries benefit from the acidity in the tomato and they help the taste become more pronounced. A little thyme rounds the flavor out and brings it all together!Its very summery, refreshing, and delicious.
The Lightly Spicy Blueberry Cocktail
On one of my nights off my husband asked me to make him something fruity and refreshing. On the occasion he drinks at home it’s usually picked at random; off the shelf and neat. So this was a request out of place. Nonetheless, I got to digging around in my refrigerator and oh… all I had was lemons and blueberries! I didn’t even have simple syrup made. In fact, the only syrup I had was a cinnamon one. 😑 Right? I decided to roll with it. The worst that could happen is my husband doesn’t like it — but drinks it anyway. Because he loves me.
Very Approachable – Bourbon Cocktails
There are a lot of people who proclaim “I don’t drink bourbon”, “It’s too strong”, or give you a stare like you’ve asked them to sip on motor oil. What the hell is this? We’re American. Well at least I am; if you’re not carry on, no offense intended!
In all fairness taste is subjective but I believe that you can always find the right drink with any given base spirit for every palette. The desire to sneak a few bourbon cocktails into my friends inspired this drink! 😉
Blood & Clay
I love pomegranate and I love rye whiskey. As it turns out they’re really good together! Because cocktails with pomegranate juice are becoming so popular I thought it’d make for a great spin on the classic Blood & Sand.
The Blood & Clay was born!
Amelia – Blackberry Vodka Cocktail
This is my twist on the Amelia – a lovely St Germain cocktail. I really like the original but I thought it was a little too thick. Instead of blackberry puree, I use a blackberry liqueur. It’s much lighter and certainly more refreshing!