Cajun Lemonade

Cajun LemonadeThis Cajun Lemonade recipe is a spiced-up version of the Pimm’s Cup with a splash of hot sauce and a generous serving of white rum.

This recipe makes a pitcherful to share with friends and family over Memorial Day Weekend or on any of the warm, summer days ahead.

Cajun Lemonade Recipe
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The Bellini Cocktail

The Bellini CocktailThe Bellini is the ultimate summer aperitif and the perfect cocktail to serve at brunch. It is made with puréed fresh white peaches and a bit of raspberry to give the drink a pink glow.

The Bellini was created in 1943 by Guiseppe Cipriani at the legendary Harry’s Bar in Venice—a favorite hangout for expats including Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, and Orson Welles. The cocktail owes its name to Cipriani’s fascination with Giovanni Bellini, a 15th-century Venetian artist.

The Bellini Cocktail
Yields about 6 cocktails
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The Berry Blush Cocktail

Berry Blush CocktailCampari bitters and rich Jamaican rum mix with the fruity deliciousness of pineapple and strawberry in this recipe for a perfect brunch cocktail.

You need to start the fresh strawberry syrup a day in advance, but it is well worth the effort. You will be happy to have extra around to mix into other cocktails, mocktails, and soda water.

Berry Blush Cocktail
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The Botanic Garden Cocktail

The Botanic GardenIt looks like the weather is finally shifting towards springtime—and we are celebrating with this delicious cocktail featuring St. George Bontanivore Gin and Saint Germain. The combination of these two saints makes for a tasty and nuanced cocktail that is both floral and herbal, like a botanic garden.

Saint Germain Liqueur is made from the small, white elderflower that blooms in late spring. It is bright with warm floral notes. And, it livens up a cocktail with sweet and aromatic flavors that hint of pear and lychee.

St. George Spirit’s Botanivore Gin is comprised of 19 different botanicals. Think of a meadow in bloom—herbaceous, fresh, and elegant. With bright citrus, subtle floral notes, earth, and spice, Botanivore Gin it is amazing in this recipe adapted from the St. George website.

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Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini cocktailDaylight Saving Time pulls a trick on us. It’s like everyone around us, including ourselves, is jet-lagged by an hour. This coffee-infused martini might not remedy the problem, but it could give you the boost you need to get through the weekend.

We recommend using decent vodka and good-quality espresso. If you have a home espresso maker, you can pull a few shots and cool them quickly in the freezer. You want to mix the cocktail using chilled espresso so as not to dilute it with ice. This is a great time to have some bottled, cold-brewed espresso (unsweetened) on hand.

Espresso Martini Recipe
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