The Apple Shrub Cocktail

Apple Shrub CocktailIt’s apple season and the market is bursting with beautiful, fresh fruit. One way to enjoy the apple bounty is by making this Cinnamon Apple Shrub.

Shrubs were popular in Colonial times and basically consist of an infusion of fruit in vinegar combined with a sweetener. They are a unique flavor enhancer for cocktails and sodas and can be the base for various celebratory drinks.

Shrubs are often topped with either sparkling water, ginger ale, or any clear soda. Combine 1 ounce of shrub with 5 to 6 ounces of water or soda over ice for an easy beverage.

And recently, shrubs have become a popular cocktail ingredient. The best way to experience shrubs is to experiment. You can start with our Apple Shrub Cocktail recipe. They’re wonderful once you get the hang of it. Read more…

Spiked Root Beer Float

Spiked Root Beer FloatOur Spiked Root Beer Float Cocktail is the perfect adult way to cool off this weekend with a nostalgic throwback to childhood flavors. There is nothing like a tall glass overflowing with root beer and vanilla ice cream.

We have elevated the root beer float by choosing our tastiest root beer (Yes! It does make a difference.) and a classic vanilla ice cream.

Spiked Root Beer Float also makes a great tailgate cocktail!

Spiked Root Beer Float
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Sparkling Green Tea Punch

Sparkling Green Tea PunchA deliciously fizzy combination of green tea and sparkling wine makes up this simple-to-prepare summer punch with depth of flavor. The floral and fruity notes of the wine help highlight the earthiness of the green tea. And the dryness is balanced by the sweetness of the honey.

This recipe is perfect for siping with company on the porch or serving with brunch.

Sparkling Green Tea Punch
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The Raspberry Gin Rickey

The Raspberry Gin RickeyThis delicious and refreshing cocktail is a great summer drink—combining the perfect amount of sweet and tart.

The Raspberry Gin Rickey was a regional favorite in New England where the combination of raspberries and limes give a fruity twist on the traditional gin rickey.

The rickey is a highball drink made from gin or bourbon, half of a lime squeezed and dropped in the glass, and carbonated water. It was originally created in Washington, D.C. at Shoomaker’s bar in the 1880s. The refreshing highball is named after Joe Rickey, a Democratic lobbyist living in Washington, D.C.

The Raspberry Gin Rickey 
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Sweet Tea Sangria

Sweet Tea Sangria

Sweet Tea is a staple in the Southern kitchen. Usually made in large batches, it’s kept chilled in the fridge and consumed but the glassful.

In this recipe, sweet tea is spiked with white wine and flavored with peaches and raspberries. If you have sweet tea on hand, it is so simple to make yet your company will be impressed. Enjoy a glass on a hot summer day!

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