Here we are at the height of summer. The humidity has rolled in along with the summer inhabitants. I will give you a gift- my favorite summer cocktail that I started making last year after reading The Drunkin Botanist- It’s called The Herbarium. A crisp, refreshing, light cocktail that has a slight sweetness to go along with the crisp. Give it a try- you will certainly be adding this to your summer menu: 1.5 oz Hendrick’s Gin .5 oz St-Germain elderflower liqueur 3-4 chunks lemon cucumber 2-3 sprigs basil ¼ lemon Club soda Squeeze lemon into cocktail shaker and combine all ingredients except the club soda. Muddle cucumber and basil, then add ice, shake, and strain into a glass of choice filled with ice. Top with club soda and add borage blossom or basil leaf for garnish.
It is almost strawberry time! Visit your local farmers markets and farm stands for fresh from the farm strawberries to make your own delicious concoctions. Continue reading “From Garden to Glass-Strawberries”