The best thing about cocktails is that they’re always in season. Whether it be citrusy summer drinks or warm winter elixirs, the combinations of booze, fruit, vegetables and herbs is downright countless. But really, who’s counting?
Technically, a cocktail is any drink containing three or more of the following ingredients–at least one spirit, one sweet, and one sour/bitter. And I definitely like to push those boundaries. Roasted grapefruits, avocados and beet juice are just a few of the ingredients that have found their way into my drink recipes.
So whether it is T.G.I.F. or just noon “somewhere,” be sure to check back here often for new and inventive ways to get your drink on!
This festive white sangria just screams Christmas. Candied rosemary, blanched cranberries and crisp white wine make all that family time just a little bit more bearable.
I love wine. You know what I love even more, using wine as an ingredient. Whether it is poaching pears or making boozy popsicles, it is quite a versatile ingredient. Like this savory sangria.
This organic lavender rum-based cocktail is just one of the many you’ll find at the Alexander Valley Bar by Medlock Ames. Medlock Ames is a sustainable winery located in Alexander Valley.
Lime juice and the fresh tarragon give it a bright crisp flavor, that makes it super refreshing. And the savoriness of the tarragon also plays well with the avocado. Triple Sec and a splash of agave nectar turn it just a little sweet. But not too sweet!
This fun & fresh twist on a classic mojito is the perfect way to kick off spring! Using lavender simple syrup, the drink is bright, minty and has some nice herbal notes to it. Garden party, anyone?
It’s that time of year when almost every food item seems to turn green. There’s green beer, green cakes, green eggs, and even green pizza (ewe!). I dunno, it seems that green occurs naturally in so many foods that you don’t really have to dye anything. I am going to stick to this mojito. It’s always green and always tasty!
Looking for a fun way to enjoy beets and carrots. Try this twist on the margarita. It is super tasty and super pretty!
Today is National Margarita Day! So what better way to celebrate than with four unique and tasty recipes that will knock your socks off.
Instead of being tart as one would expect from a grapefruit-based drink, this margarita is slightly smokey, crisp, and just a little spicy. It’s perfect for winter. Curl up next to the fire and enjoy!
One of the best parts about traveling is the exposure to new and exciting things. And it doesn’t always require busting out your passport. This little gem comes from one of my many trips to Texas. Austin, Texas to be specific. I am a SXSW regular, you see, and this little puppy has kicked off many a tequila-filled nights while there. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Warm your winter with this sunny sake-based sangria that tastes like summer. Seriously, you will think it is August! Bursting with fresh ginger, crisp tangerine and a slight minty finish, this sangria is everything a mixed drink should be. You’ll almost not want to share!
I love a seasonal sangria. The way I see it, it’s just another wine pairing. Right? Since it is Christmas time, I wanted this one to not only resemble the holiday flavors but also the colors. If you ask me, it is simply beautiful.
For those of you who have seen my recipes on here, it is of no surprise that I love this margarita! I wish I could say I came up with it myself but I didn’t. This is a special garden cocktail from the Medlock Ames Tasting Room and Alexander Valley Bar. I visited the area (again) while driving a Chevy Volt around California touring sustainable farms and food producers. This drink was definitely a highlight!
Hi, I’m Jerry James Stone and welcome to my food blog.
My recipes are vegetarian, just like me. Some are even vegan. I like to keep things pretty simple, using just a few ingredients. So, you'll be cooking in no time.
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