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Citrus Burst Kombucha Sangria - The Healthy Maven. This Citrus Burst Kombucha Sangria, made with white wine, gut-friendly kombucha and citrus fruits make a healthier cocktail alternative.

Citrus Burst Kombucha Sangria - The Healthy Maven

Your guests never need to know that this drink recipe may actually be good for them! Spiced Apple Cranberry Kombucha Sangria - Tasty Yummies. Though I tend to do very little imbibing these days, I do enjoy it now and again for special occasions.

Spiced Apple Cranberry Kombucha Sangria - Tasty Yummies

With the official start of the holidays upon us, I was on a mission to come up with a drink that could become the cocktail of the season. Indian Summer Blues (with Cardamom, Rose and Gin) At my alma mater, UC Santa Cruz, which divides its schoolyear into quarters, summer vacation extends through late September.

Indian Summer Blues (with Cardamom, Rose and Gin)

High school friends who left California to attend college on the East Coast would reluctantly say their goodbyes come August, and I would secretly gloat about having a full month left to goof off while they slaved away in the sweltering heat on the other side of the continent. But they would be the ones gloating come the following May, when they came skipping home, their hard work done for the school year.

They lounged on the beaches of SoCal as I scrambled to finish papers on the Italian Renaissance and cram random dates and names into my head, resentfully tucked inside a dark library, glumly staring out the window as the warm sun filtered through the redwoods outside. Indian Winter: A Cardamom Cocktail - The Charming Detroiter. Today I share with you a unique yet comforting winter cocktail that will warm you right up in these cold months: the Indian Winter.

Indian Winter: A Cardamom Cocktail - The Charming Detroiter

It is a cardamom cocktail, featuring cardamom honey simple syrup. Read on to learn how to make this crazy tasty beverage! Last month on the blog, I posted my ultimate guide to making homemade simple syrups, which I absolutely love to make. 35 Best Tequila Cocktails 2019 - Easy, Simple Tequila Mix Drink Recipes. Don't get us wrong—we still love a margarita, but there's no reason for your tequila journey to end with lime and a salt rim.

35 Best Tequila Cocktails 2019 - Easy, Simple Tequila Mix Drink Recipes

From tropical fruits to smoky, spirit forward sips, tequila has a versatility that's poised to shake up your bar cart and a reputation for fun that makes it a guaranteed crowd pleaser no matter how you mix it. Not sure how to make the most of those silvers, golds, reposados, añejos, and extra añejos? SPICY & STORMY BOOCH » The First Mess // Plant-Based Recipes + Photography by Laura Wright. Pin it!

SPICY & STORMY BOOCH » The First Mess // Plant-Based Recipes + Photography by Laura Wright

Hey, happy weekend! I’m trying to get back in the rhythm of doing these beverage + link posts, so forgive the gap. Strawberry Mint Martini. Strawberry everything When strawberries are ripe, juicy and at their peak, I want to put them in everything - salads, oatmeal, desserts and cocktails. A few good strawberries makes everything better. And did you know, strawberries are really good for you? See my post to learn the health benefits of eating strawberries as well as how to buy and store them. Basic Bloody Mary Mix Recipe. Tip Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25?

I used 2/3 tomato juice and 1/3 Trader Joes Carrot Ginger Turmeric Juice. Reduced salt by 1/2 t. Used sriracha for hot sauce. – outdoorfoodie

There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25.

Basic Bloody Mary Mix Recipe

The date is nine months after March 25, a day recognized by Christians as Annunciation. It was the day Mary was told she would was having a baby. The nine months that follow are an approximation of Jesus’ birth. Maple Ginger Hot Toddy Recipe. Shiso-Jito Recipe - Emily Aguilar. Crafting Cocktails with Shiso - Chilled Magazine. Faith & Flower’s Lead Bartender Darwin Pornel enjoys playing with herbal notes in his drinks, especially as the heat of summer arrives.

Crafting Cocktails with Shiso - Chilled Magazine

For Pornel, shiso marries the best elements of lemon, basil, and mint into “some sort of weird, delicious offspring. It’s really vegetal, but super bright and crisp as well.” All elements that make for a delicious, clean, and refreshing drink. Shiso is a member of the mint family and, until recently was little known outside Asian culinary circles. Now, bartenders, ever on the lookout for distinctive flavors, are excited about its use in cocktails. Shiso Leaves. Skinny Lemongrass Mojitos Recipe - Love and Lemons. Summer has officially begun this week – and we’re making mojitos!

Skinny Lemongrass Mojitos Recipe - Love and Lemons

I hope your herb garden is ready because instead of the basic mint mojito, these are made with lemongrass and basil as well. Basically, I like to build cocktails the same way I approach salads – the more fresh herbs and citrus, the better. To make these “skinny,” I skipped the sugar and sweetened these with Truvia Natural Sweetener instead. It has no calories and it’s sweetness comes from the stevia leaf. Summer Drink Ideas. I'm delivering an updated list of quenchers today.

Summer Drink Ideas

A quick summer drink round-up to keep you hydrated and full of good ingredients while enjoying the sunshine. xo -h. Pomegranate Ginger Paloma. Happy Saturday Guys!! Are you ready for the return of Christmas Drink Saturday?!?! After many of you kindly took the time to comment and email me, asking for the return of the holiday drinks, I decided that Christmas Drink Saturday clearly needed to be brought back! This year I’m starting a week early, for two reasons. Reason one: Thanksgiving is this Thursday and I think it just feels fitting to have a holiday drink for this big holiday too! Reason two: When I sat down last weekend to plot out my holiday drinks, I was three over my limit. Old fashioned drink. Cranberry Shrub and Cranberry Shrub Cocktail.

Raspberry-Rhubarb Collins Party Punch. Old Fashioned Cocktails Recipe (for a Crowd) Yellow Tomato Bloody Mary Recipe. I've learned a lot of things in the past year, working on QUITOKEETO. I've learned - it's preferable to be on the ground floor (and not on a third floor walk-up) when you're accepting a delivery of mortars & pestles that collectively weigh over a ton. I've learned to always pack cleaning supplies and trash bags when going to the airport to pick-up pallets of honey or maple syrup.

Homemade Rhubarb Syrup - Rhubarb Simple Syrup Recipe. The southern gentleman // sips + whistles - forage + fodder. Lemongrass Vodka. Ginger Peach Julep Recipe - Dirty Gourmet. Ginger Peach Juleps. Ginger-Lime Fizz with Blueberries Recipe. Nutritional information Serves 10 (Makes 2 1/2 cups syrup) This grown-up ginger ale gets its spicy kick from sliced fresh ginger. Ginger-Lime Fizz with Blueberries Recipe. Summer Cocktail: The Cuke. Fresh Mint Martini Recipe. Yellow Tomato Bloody Mary Recipe. Winter Sun Cocktail. The Tippler: Plum Tarragon Smash. This is not your traditional Whiskey Smash. But that’s okay. Smashes are typically strong, dangerously strong, and their strength is often masked by a surplus of sugar, and this just leads people down a dark road.

Whiskey Tangerine Cocktail Mixed Drink. After reaching a triple dozen fruit trees in the garden, it’s hard to pick a favorite. The Tippler: Rhubarb Fennel Fizz.