Happy New Year! I know a lot of people are participating in #dryjanuary this year, so I though I'd provide a few non-alcoholic cocktail recipes over the next couple of weeks that are just as special as their boozy counterparts! Some will be variations on classic cocktails, while others will be unique. First up: The Salty Pup, a variation on one of my favorite citrusy cocktails- The Salty Dog:
I used pomelo instead of grapefruit as the base for this recipe be...
I love using Dry Sparkling's sodas in my cocktail recipes. They're pretty subtle tasting and never too sweet, and I find they work especially well with fresh ingredients. This recipe uses the Dry Rhubarb, along with fresh peppermint and gin. Super simple and refreshing for a hot summer day. I build this cocktail in the glass, similar to a mint julep, because I don't want to lose any of the peppermint oils after crushing.
I just began experimenting with making our own bitters at Glass Goat, including the coffee bitters here. I used my favorite coffee beans, the Hayes Valley Espresso roast from Blue Bottle Coffee in Oakland, California. I'm about halfway through the process with these right now, so I thought I'd share how it's going so far.
I used instructions from the kitchn and tweaked them a little to make my bitters. I also have lavender, juniper, and orange and clov...
This syrup tastes great in cocktails with several different liquors. It's awesome with gin (the more botanical the better,) silver tequila, and works well with a lot of different apertifs and amaros, too. Bonus- it makes your house smell fantastic when you simmer it!
Rosemary Lemon Syrup
2 large sprigs of rosemary
Juice from half a lemon
2-3 lemon wheels
1 cup sugar
3 cups water
Add all ingredients to a sauce pan and simmer over very low heat for about 20 minutes.