The Paloma Cocktail

The Paloma CocktailThe Paloma Mexico’s other favorite tequila cocktail. Rose colored and bittersweet, this grapefruit and tequila highball gets a fizzy finish with a splash of grapefruit soda. It is the perfect accompaniment to Mexican food or simple chips and guac.

Using fresh fruit juice makes all the difference in a Paloma. Technically, all you need is grapefruit soda and tequila, but fresh, citrus changes everything. We are posting two recipes, the first is more complex in both ingredients and flavor, and the second can potentially be made from staples you have on hand. Even if all you have is grapefruit La Croix, go for it—and add some simple syrup to taste.

And finally, save the aged tequila for sipping. The Paloma is best mixed with blanco or silver tequila. Read more…

Peach Tree Lemon Tea

Peach Tree Lemon TeaLemonade, in all its versatility, allows you to add the flavor of fresh, seasonal fruits for creative drink mixing. (Check out our recipe for the Blueberry Lavender Lemonade Cocktail.) Here we blend pureed ripe peaches and balanced the flavor with brewed black tea and vodka for a perfectly refreshing summer cocktail.

Peach Tree Lemon Tea Recipe
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Kir Royale Cocktail

Kir Royale Cocktail The Kir Royale is a champagne cocktail found on the menus of bistros and restaurants all over France as a before-dinner drink and it’s wonderful on its own. It is also a great way to celebrate Bastille day!

Crème de Cassis is a blackcurrant liqueur which acts as a dark fruit sweetener and dresses up any wine.

Whenever you see “royale” in a cocktail name, it typically indicates that Champagne is an ingredient. Therefore, if you wish to make a simple Kir Cocktail, substitute dry, white wine for the champagne. This recipe is also a brilliant use for economical wines that could use a little help. To make a Kir Imperial Cocktail, substitute Chambord or another raspberry liqueur replace the crème de cassis.

Pouring the liqueur into the glass first allows it to mix naturally with the wine. If you put the wine in first and then added the liqueur, you’ll need to stir the drink.

Kir Royale Cocktail Recipe
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Strawberry Fields Cocktail

Strawberry Fields CocktailThis is one of those recipes that you need to start a week ahead, but it is oh-so-worth the planning! We recommend you infuse the rum this weekend so you can enjoy the cocktail over the 4th of July holiday weekend. And, having some strawberry-infused rum in the fridge does not sound like a bad thing. We bet it will inspire other uses.

Strawberry Fields Cocktail Recipe
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