Strawberry Tarragon Smash from Brooklyn Supper
It’s strawberry time, everybody! This little red berry is cocktail-ready. Smash it, make it into syrup, make it into a liqueur … strawberry is here to help your cocktail game. Here are a few strawberry cocktails to liven up your weekend.
Strawberry-Balsamic Tequila Sour ~ Strawberries and balsamic vinegar are a winning combo. Add in some tequila and lime, and you have something grand.
Strawberry Tarragon Smash ~ This recipe uses vodka, but it would work well with gin as well. Smash it up!
Strawberry Champagne ~ “This Champagne cocktail looks proper posh, tastes out of this world and is an absolute doddle.” I don’t think I could describe it any better that Jamie Oliver.
Strawberry Moonshine Julep ~ Here’s a fun one with white whiskey that’s a good patio sipper.
Strawberry Cooler ~ Vermouth gives this refreshing strawberry and vodka cocktail a surprising twist.
Bonkers Awesome Grapefruit Cucumber Cocktail from Joy the Baker
Stay cool as a cucumber this summer with a cucumber cocktail … or two. Whether your garden is overflowing with these little guys or you pick some up at the market, they’re a light and lovely addition to summer drinks.
Cucumber Mojito ~ Take the classic cool Mojito and add the refreshing power of cucumber.
Eastside Rickey ~ If you’re more of a gin person, then this cucumber-enhanced cocktail would be a good choice if you’re in the mood for a summery Mojito-like drink.
Cucumber Margarita ~ Pair this one with a warm summer night and a spicy meal on the patio.
Bonkers Awesome Grapefruit and Cucumber Cocktail ~ Cucumber’s delicate flavor is combined with grapefruit and ginger beer for an exciting gin cocktail.
Cucumber and Basil Slush ~ This frozen vodka cocktail shows off the way cucumber and basil are the perfect pair.
I have three tomato plants fully loaded with sweet summer tomatoes. I never ever get sick of fresh tomatoes, but I’m always looking for new ways to use them in food … and cocktails. Aside from the Bloody Mary, there are many other ways to drink your tomatoes. Here are some recipes for garden-fresh tomato cocktails.
La Tomatina ~ Though this gin drink shares a few ingredients with the Bloody Mary, the addition of sherry gives it a unique character.
Tomato Martini ~ This recipe offers a slightly sweet twist on the classic Martini by using tomato-infused gin and adding a splash of Lillet.
Tomato Margarita ~ Fennel salt on the rim is a nice touch for this sweet and savory summer take on the Margarita.
Tomato Gin Cobbler with Peaches and Basil ~ Peaches and basil are summer’s other amazing flavors, so it makes sense that they’d mix together so well for a refreshing summer drink.
Heirloom Tomato Mojito ~ Tequila, tomatoes, basil and a touch of balsamic vinegar transform this warm-weather classic into a whole new cocktail.
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Armed with a bagful of plums fresh off the tree and a need for a frozen cocktail, Savvy Housekeeping and I blended up some refreshing plum Margaritas … and you should, too! This recipe makes one, but double (or triple) up to make more! You will want more.
Three plums (halved, pitted and frozen)
2 ounces silver tequila
1 ounce triple sec
1/4 ounce lemon juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
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I’m a sucker for watermelon cocktails with a bit of a spicy kick (see this and this). So when Grey Goose sent me this recipe, I put it on my summer drinking to-do list. Refreshing and spicy are a good summer cocktail combination in my book. Continue reading