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 this frozen avocado margarita recipe its bright crisp flavor. And the savoriness of the tarragon also plays well with the avocado, making this a great garden cocktail.
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?
I love mojitos for their crisp and refreshing flavors. This cucumber and green tea mojito recipe is no exception. It’s cool, refreshing and good for you… because their is green tea, ya know?
Looking for a fun way to enjoy beets and carrots. Try this twist on the margarita. This cocktail 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 roasted margarita is slightly smokey, crisp, and just a little spicy (thank you habanero). It’s perfect for winter. Curl up next to the fire and enjoy!
Margaritas have never looked more interesting. This Mexican Bulldog Margarita has a Corona beer turned up in it and is hand-crafted for extra lime flavor. It’s like being in Texas!
Warm your winter with this sunny sake-based sangria that tastes like summer. Bursting with fresh ginger, crisp tangerine and a slight minty finish, this sangria recipe 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. Enter this cranberry and rosemary sangria!
Spicy, sweet and ready to party! That is one way to describe this hand-crafted Jalapeño and Cilantro Margarita recipe from Medlock Ames. This garden cocktail comes straight 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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