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!
1 - 14 oz Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 T - Chocolate Syrup (we use Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce)
2 t - Honey
6 - Eggs
8 - Ice Cubes
16 oz Measuring Cup
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!
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
Shot Glass (with measurements if needed)
8 oz glass
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
* Fresh Strawberry & Raspberry Juice
6 oz container - Fresh Raspberries
2 pounds - Fresh Strawberries
Juicer or Blender
Gravy Separator - We used OXO
Cheese Cloth (if blending)
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
2 T - Honey
2 T - Hot Water
1/4 t - Ground Glove
T - Tablespoon
t - Teaspoon
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*:
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
12 oz glass
Snow Cone Machine, here's one from our childhood
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