Posts Tagged ‘cocktails’

Treats: Gingered Apple Cider

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

On the sixth day of Christmas…

This one is bittersweet as it is the final batch of cider from Distillery Lane Ciderworks, provided through our milk delivery service from October through December. It’s the only juice we regularly drink, and the toddler is quite infatuated with his “appy cidey.” This version is for the grown-ups only, though of course you can simply omit the rum for your little ones!

Recipe: Gingered Apple Cider


  • 1 quart fresh apple cider
  • 1/2 cup ginger simple syrup (or a peeled chunk of fresh ginger)
  • 2 clementines, zest and juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Rum

Instructions: Combine ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and pour into mugs. Add rum if desired, and enjoy!

Herb and Fruit Cocktails

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

The fresh tastes of early summer are equally good in cocktails as they are in meals … here are some of my favorite beverages so far this summer.

Rhubarb Mojito

To make a pitcher, muddle 2 limes and a handful of fresh mint at the bottom. Add 2 c rhubarb syrup, 2 cups rum, ice and top off with seltzer. Garnish with a rhubarb stick, of course.

Strawberry Basil Mojito

Muddle two berries and a basil leaf at the bottom of your glass. Add 1 T basil syrup*, ice, 1.5 oz rum and top with seltzer or club soda.

*Basil Syrup

Bring 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar to a boil, add a cup of fresh basil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain, cool, and refrigerate.