Have you ever been surprised by a drink and happy you were able to drink it. I have on more than one occasion but this past Memorial Day while talking smart and solving world problems I was lucky enough to enjoy a few of Jim’s Sweet and Sour Ginger Cocktails.
I lied!! I said we were going to make Shrub recipes in my last post. We will just not today, today we are going to learn how to make honey water for cocktails and refreshing summer coolers.
Almost all the cocktail mix recipes we have learned, from the Simple Syrup to the Sweet and Sour Mix are available for purchase somewhere. The Homemade Strawberry Shrub is no exception. You can buy these products at a store or on-line but why would you? They are easy and frankly just taste better homemade.
It’s time for the most exciting two minutes in sports… or so they say. I do not know who they are but they say it. This year marks the running of the 143rd Kentucky Derby. It’s also the time of year that mint and bourbon mixed with sugar and crushed ice produce the famous Mint Julep. Kentucky Derby and The Mint Julep = A Good Time.
I wish I could tell you that I had done a bunch of research and todays post was going to be on Cinco de Mayo and the winners and losers of The Battle of Puebla. Since we in America celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the perfect margarita instead of Le cinquième de mai and the perfect Champagne I am going to surmise you know that Mexico beat the French in the battle. The dilemma for me now is to cover Cinco de Mayo or Whiskey Wednesday?