Elderflower Champagne Punch

Mix: 30 ml of vodka 15 ml of elderflower cordial Bottle of champagne Garnish with elderflower florals or lemon peel.

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Champagne Sherbet Punch

1/2 Gallon Raspberry Sherbet 1 can frozen pink lemonade, thawed 2 bottles champagne or sparkling wine 1 liter raspberry (or strawberry) sparkling water First add sherbet to bottom of punchbowl or large pitcher. Next, pour liquid mixture of the pink lemonade concentrate over the sherbet. Add sparkling water slowly. This will cause the sherbet to… Continue reading Champagne Sherbet Punch

Gin Pahit

2 ounces gin 3 to 4 dashes Angostura Bitters Lemon twist, for garnish In a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes, combine the gin and bitters. Stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. Serve and enjoy. Notes: A Traditional Pink Gin Plymouth Gin claims that there is a more… Continue reading Gin Pahit

Million Dollar Cocktail

2 ounces gin 1 ounce sweet vermouth 1/2 ounce pineapple juice 1 large egg white 1 teaspoon grenadine In a cocktail shaker, pour the gin, sweet vermouth, pineapple juice, egg white, and grenadine. Fill with ice cubes. Shake vigorously, for at least 30 seconds, to froth up the egg white. Strain into a chilled coupe… Continue reading Million Dollar Cocktail

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Pegu Club Cocktail

2 oz London Dry Gin 3/4 oz Orange Curaçao (you can substitute with Cointreau) 1/2 oz lime juice 1 dash Angostura bitters 1 dash orange bitters Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled. Pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange or grapefruit twist.

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Gin and Tonic

2 ounces gin 4 to 6 ounces tonic water, to taste Lime wedge or slices,for garnish In a highball glass filled with ice cubes, pour the gin, then top with tonic. Gently stir to combine, but not so much so that you lose carbonation. Garnish with a lime wedge or lime slices. Serve and enjoy.… Continue reading Gin and Tonic

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Gimlet

3/4 ounce simple syrup Zest from one fresh lime (optional) 2 ounces gin (Plymouth Dry Gin or Tanqueray) 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice Prep simple syrup: Make a simple syrup with a 1:1 sugar and hot water ratio, steeping the lime zest in it for 10 minutes in a nonreactive container. Fine-strain this after 10… Continue reading Gimlet

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Shikanji Nimbu Pani (Indian Lemonade) with Cocktail Variations

Juice of 1 lime , 1.5 limes if the lime is small 2.5 cups of water (cold) 1/8 to 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp Indian chaat masala 1/8 tsp ground cumin (optional) a dash of black pepper 2 tbsp sugar or sweetener lime slices for garnish, mint leaves for garnish ice cubes as needed Mix… Continue reading Shikanji Nimbu Pani (Indian Lemonade) with Cocktail Variations

Overnight French Toast

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for baking dish 1 pound enriched bread, such as brioche, challah or panettone sliced 3/4-inch thick 1/4 cup golden raisins (optional) 6 large eggs 2 1/2 cups whole milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/3 cup light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg 1/2… Continue reading Overnight French Toast

Ranch Water

Ice 1 1/2 ounces tequila, preferably silver 1 ounce fresh lime juice 1/2 ounce Cointreau or other orange liqueur (optional) 1/2 ounce agave syrup (optional) 2 to 3 ounces chilled Topo Chico mineral water Fresh lime slices, for serving (optional) Fill a highball glass with ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, Cointreau and agave syrup,… Continue reading Ranch Water

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Fire Cider

4 cups horseradish root, grated 2 cups ginger root, grated 4 ounces turmeric root, peeled and finely diced 1 large onion, peeled and diced 1 orange, thinly sliced with peel 1 lemon, thinly sliced with peel 16 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 2 habanero peppers 1/2 cup parsley sprigs 4 rosemary sprigs 2 thyme sprigs… Continue reading Fire Cider

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Golden Coconut Milk

1 (13.5-ounce) can full fat coconut milk 1 to 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger, to taste (from a 2-inch size knob) 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch fine sea salt Pinch ground black pepper 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons maple syrup Cinnamon sticks and/or ground cinnamon or turmeric, to serve (optional)… Continue reading Golden Coconut Milk

Jamu (Balinese Turmeric-Ginger Juice)

1 cup cleaned and chopped fresh turmeric 1/2 cup cleaned and chopped fresh ginger 4 cups water 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice, from 2-3 limes Blend the turmeric and ginger: Into a blender add the turmeric, ginger, and water. Blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into a medium saucepan set over… Continue reading Jamu (Balinese Turmeric-Ginger Juice)

Pina Coladas

1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled, cut into 1½-inch pieces 6 ounces sweetened cream of coconut (preferably Coco López) 2 ounces unsweetened coconut milk 8 ounces white rum 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 ounces dark rum (optional) Maraschino cherries and lime wedges (for serving) Place pineapple pieces in a resealable plastic bag, laying them flat. Freeze… Continue reading Pina Coladas

Margaritas

Kosher salt (for serving) 1/2 thick lime wheel (for serving) 2 oz. tequila blanco 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice 3/4 oz. simple syrup Place some salt on a small plate. Rub rim of an old-fashioned or rocks glass with lime (reserve for serving); dip in salt. Fill with ice and set aside. Combine tequila, lime… Continue reading Margaritas