Tonight’s cocktail for cocktail hour was a Habanero Lime ‘Rita. Just something fun to try as I had just gotten a new bottle of Monin Habanero Lime Syrup. I knew right away that this would be perfect with tequilla.
Jasvir saw this Midsummer Solstice Gin in the liquor store a bit ago and knew that is was going to be good. So, what do you make with gin to try it out the first time? A gin martini of course!
For something with a bit more spice than a typical whiskey smash, I decided to bring some ginger syrup into the mix. The fresh lemon brightness is refreshing and with the ginger, it adds just a bit of warmth. This is a nice twist for a slightly cooler spring day.
Playing with bourbon and ginger flavors has me trying some different combinations based off of The Gold Rush cocktail from the Difford’s Guide website.
We are continuing our experimenting with Boodles Mulberry from Boodles Proper Gin and tonight we used it to make a Mulberry Sour from a Food&Wine recipe article, Mulberry Gin Is Just the Thing For Your Almost-Springtime Drinking.
Boodles Proper Gin introduced Boodles Mulberry as the first first-ever mulberry gin in America and we just had to try it. We decided that for our first cocktail we would use it to make a Bourbon & Mulberry.
So this post got published before I could really do a write up on the recipe so the original post just said, “Description – A nice refreshing sipper.”
Tonight I wanted to try another bourbon cocktail that was more on the simple side.
We had this peach ginger cocktail syrup we wanted to use and decided to take inspiration from one posted by bonappetit called the hound dog cocktail.
We decided to continue to experiment with the Ancho Reyes liqueur I picked up Friday. When looking at Ancho Reyes website to get ideas and they have an old fashioned recipe posted. Well, we like old fashioneds…