A Cocktail A Month

For 2020 we are rolling out a monthly, if not bi-weekly cocktail + recipe. These cocktails will feature local ingredients whenever possible and will be inspired by what is going on around us. It may be seasonal focused, have a holiday flare, travel inspired, or be an ode to pop-culture... the inspiration is yet to be found. Which is part of this fun year long cocktail journey!


- March -


St. Patrick's Day is the inspiration behind this month's cocktail. A family friend's recipe, this Irish Cream cocktail features simple ingredients, is easy to make, and is a crowd pleaser... or maybe you want to drink it all yourself during these times of social distancing. Either way, we hope you enjoy - Sláinte!


Irish Cream:

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz - Irish Whiskey (Bushmills or Jameson - We lean toward Jameson)

  • 16 oz - Heavy Whipping Cream

Equipment:

  • Blender

  • Teaspoon (t)

  • Tablespoon (T)

  • Can Opener

  • 16 oz Measuring Cup

  • Spatula

  • Preferred glassware

Instructions:

  • Add all the ingredients in to the blender

  • Puree for 2 minutes

  • Let stand over night in the refrigerator

  • Serve up or with ice & enjoy!


- February -


Inspired by the beautifully crafted spirits at the Wine Country Distillery Festival and jewel red berries, we jumped on the Valentine's Day cocktail train.


Pairing freshly juiced berries and London Dry Gin from Russell Henry, 'Ello Love was born. A perfectly refreshing match for these unseasonably warm days!


'Ello Love:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz - Russel Henry Dark Gin

  • 2 - 2 1/2 oz - Fresh Strawberry & Raspberry Juice*

  • 2 t - Honey Clove Syrup*

  • 1 t - Egg Whites

  • 4 - 5 - Ice Cubes

Equipment:

  • Cocktail Shaker

  • Teaspoon

  • Shot Glass (with measurements if needed)

  • 8 oz glass

  • Spoon

Instructions:

  • Juice or blend berries - See recipe below

  • Make Honey syrup - See recipe below

  • In your 8 oz glass, place 2 - 3 ice cubes, set aside

  • In a cocktail shaker add all the remaining ingredients

  • Shake and then shake a little more

  • Stain into 8 oz glass

  • With a small spoon use the berry foam to make a heart

  • Serve!


* Fresh Strawberry & Raspberry Juice

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz container - Fresh Raspberries

  • 2 pounds - Fresh Strawberries

Equipment:

  • Juicer or Blender

  • Gravy Separator - We used OXO

  • Cheese Cloth (if blending)

Instructions:

  • Juice or blend berries

  • Pour juice into gravy separator (If blending, pour through cheese cloth to catch seeds and other fruit pulp)

  • Reserve berry foam


* Honey Clove Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 2 T - Honey

  • 2 T - Hot Water

  • 1/4 t - Ground Glove

Equipment:

  • T - Tablespoon

  • t - Teaspoon

  • small bowl

Instructions:

  • Combine all three ingredients in a small bowl


- January -


Inspired by a recent trip to Lake Tahoe to ring in the New Year, we took advantage of the fresh snow! Making a delicious adult snow cone, The Irish Snowball. Just think Irish Car Bomb poured over a slushy... you want one, we promise!


No snow where you are? Not a problem, break out your kids snow cone machine and have at it.


The Irish Snowball Recipe*:

Ingredients:

  • 6 - 7 oz of 1 Can of Guinness Draft Stout (14.9 oz can)

  • 3 oz Bailey's Irish Cream

  • 3 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey

Equipment:

  • 12 oz glass

  • Snow Cone Machine, here's one from our childhood

Instructions:

  • Fill your glass with snow or shaved ice, forming a dome

  • Poke several holes on top of the dome, allowing the alcohol to soak through the snow

  • Pour each alcohol (separately), across 1/3 of dome. Giving it a striped effect.

  • Serve with a spoon and a straw!

*Glass size and portions can be adjusted to fit your desired flavor


Cheers - Poppy & Vine

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