2 oz. pumpkin spice infused rum
1 oz. fresh pear cider
75 oz. fall falernum
75 oz. fresh lemon juice
2 dashes of tiki bitters
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake over ice. Serve in mini pumpkins.
Pumpkin Spice Rum Recipe
Fall Falernum Recipe--what in the heck is Falernum, you ask? It's a sweet lime and spice concoction with ginger and almonds originally used in tiki cocktails.
Since I'm using it in a fall ins... read more
½ cup passion fruit juice
½ cup fresh-pressed turmeric juice (about ½ lb fresh turmeric root)
¼ cup fresh ginger juice
½ cup fresh lemon juice
½ cup all spice syrup
2 bottle sparkling wine
Clean, elegant and scary delicious, this seasonal concoction will have guests shrieking -- and sipping -- with delight.... read more
Now that you’ve got the puree.
Try this toasty seasonal tiki inspired number:
1 1/2 ounce spiced rum
1/2 ounce Apple Brandy
1 ounce spiced persimmon puree
1/2 lemon juice
3 dashes of tiki bitters
Shake all the ingredients and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a slice of fresh persimmon.
HOLIDAY SPICED PERSIMMON PUREE + COCKTAIL RECIPE
Next on our list of Holiday Recipes, is this delicious spiced per... read more
HOLIDAY CHESTNUT ORGEAT RECIPE
A seasonal take on the favorite tiki almond syrup, orgeat was originally a savory barley water, served as early as the 1300s. Eventually it made its way into tiki drinks in the 1940s when Trader Vic rediscovered orgeat as a sweetener.
Commercial orgeat is available but often laden with corn syrup and artificial
ingredients but making your own high-quality orgeat with all-natural ingredients takes jus... read more
SEASONAL ELIXIRS FOR XMAS
. CRANBERRY SHRUB,
. SPICED PERSIMMON PUREE AND
. CHESTNUT ORGEAT RECIPES
Homemade Syrups and Infusions are a quick and fun DIY gift idea for your foodie and home bartender friends. They only require a little time and thought but will allow your friends to add sophistication, complexity and depth to their cocktails.
I’m sharing three different seasonal recipes for you to experiment with: A cranb... read more
Oil and water may not mix, but alcohol and oil sure do! Olive oil, in particular, enhances the flavor and adds a surprising mouth feel to your drinks.
There are several ways you can add oil to your cocktails.
To infuse your alcohol, add your oil to the base spirit, let sit several hours before freezing. The oil will solidify and the hardened layer of fat can then be easily strained away, leaving a pleasing, palate-coating sensation to ... read more
Ice serves two purposes in cocktail making: First, to chill the cocktail while shaking or stirring, while also diluting the drink ever so slightly to drinking perfection. Second, to keep the finished cocktail chilled while you enjoy it. The type of ice you use when shaking and serving also dramatically affects your drink. (more…)... read more
Besides adding a decorative touch to your drink, garnishes should also provide integral, complementary flavors and aromas. A strategically placed citrus peel on a side of a drink that a guest can rub and squeeze will release just a touch of aroma to stimulate the senses. Edible flowers, fruit, berries, and leaves can also be used wedged between ice cubes and the glass to create overall sensory impact. I use rose petals in a similar fashion in the... read more
Sangria, the sweet and savory Spanish punch made with wine and sweetened seasonal fruits, is always the hit of the party. And it couldn’t be simpler to make. Here’s how to infuse this favorite party pleaser with an assortment of super berries, for a fun and healthy new flavor combination. (more…)... read more
Why Buy Organic Alcohol?
Buy organic alcohol for the same reasons you’d buy organic food: to avoid artificial additives, and to help promote sustainable farming practices and environmentally friendly packaging. And because it tastes amazing, helps prevent hangovers, and if you’re going to mix healthy nutritious ingredients, your alcohol and mixers should be a pure and quality product as well. (more…)... read more