Cocktails We Think You Should Be Trying

JENN-AIR kitchen, Dufresne Furniture 

JENN-AIR kitchen, Dufresne Furniture 

We’re excited to spend the holidays catching up with friends over drinks.  We’ve found 3 recipes we really love and hope you have a chance to try them out over the next few weeks.  We pair scotch with ginger and lemon, mix tequila with jalapenos and mix rum with coconut milk and pomegranate!

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Ginger Juice

Fresh ginger 5 x 1 inch pieces peeled

1 cup water

½ cup honey

½ cup lemon juice

Dash of cayenne pepper

Pinch of salt

6 oz. of blended scotch

In a blender, puree ginger and water; strain the juice into a bowl and throw out the solids.

Whisk honey, lemon juice, cayenne and salt into the ginger mixture. Stir in blended scotch. Serve over ice.

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Grapefruit Ranch Water

1/3 cup pink grapefruit juice

3 tbsp. simple syrup

1 ½ oz. of spiced tequila

Sparkling water

Sliced jalapeno and grapefruit wedges for garnish

Spread salt on a flat plate. Dip rim of glass in water, then in salt

Fill glass with ice, top with grapefruit juice, simple syrup and tequila, stir

Top with sparkling water and garnish with grapefruit wedges and slices of jalapenos

 

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White Christmas Mojito

Juice of 1 lime

8 mint leaves

1 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoons white rum

1 tablespoon coconut rum

¼ cup canned coconut milk

Sparkling water

Pomegranate seeds

Muddle lime juice, sugar and mint leaves. Fill glass with ice

In a blender, combine white rum, coconut rum, and coconut milk and pulse until smooth. Pour over ice and stir to combine. Top with sparkling water, mint and pomegranate seeds.

Amber Saleem