Ginger Lemonade (with Vodka!)

This lemonade is summer in a glass. It’s so refreshing, it makes me want to dip my toes into the nearest pool and feel sun on my shoulders. Sip a sip, ahh. I loaded this lemonade with vodka for a “welcome back spring” party, and the alcohol was mostly undetectable- making it even more drinkable. Even if you omit the vodka for a tamer treat, this lemonade should be on your warm weather shortlist. To make it, start by heating … Continue reading

Hot Cider: Spiced and Spiked

In January, I posted a recipe for apple cider cocktails that are delicious, but served over ice. After the most recent cold front moved in, I’ve been craving something warmer. I didn’t see a reason to concoct a new version, especially because apple cider is so frequently served warm. So I undid the twist in the first recipe to create an equally delicious but more soothing winter brew. To make it, heat 1 cup of apple cider. While the cider … Continue reading

Mojito Mania!

Despite having a husband who hails from Miami, I first learned to make mojitos in Paris at a cocktail class. Now that my mint plant is excessively overgrown, mojitos have been on the menu. One of my favorite parts about this cocktail is the crushed ice because it looks pretty, and it’s great to chew. So grab your muddler, and let’s get shaking! To make mojitos, start by preparing a simple syrup. To a small pot, add equal parts water … Continue reading