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Friday, September 10, 2010

Herbs & fruit working as one.

Next time you want to really kick things up a notch try using a mix of fruit and herbs to make an aromatic and tasty cocktail. Below is a list of fruit and their herbal pairing and then a few cocktails to give it a spin.

Fruit - & - Herb
Strawberries - & - Basil
Pineapple - & - Mint
Kiwi Fruit - & - Thyme
Blackberry - & - Oregano
Cucumber- & - Cilantro
Cantaloupe - & - Dill
Pear - & - Sage
Watermelon - & - Shiso
Pink Grapefruit - & - Tarragon
Green Apple - & - Parsley

1/2 - Lemon
2 Mint Leaves
2 - Chunks of Pineapple
2 - Wheels of Cucumber
1/2 oz - Agave Nectar
1 1/2 oz - Tequila Blanco
1/2 oz - Sprite / Club Soda
Ganish with a slice of English cucumber

Muddle the first 5 ingredients then add the Tequila, soda, ice, shake and pour into a high ball glass.

2 oz - Grey Goose Pear
1/4 oz - Luxardo Maraschino Liquor
1/6 - Anjou Pear
2 - Sage Leaves
1/2 oz - Simple syrup
3/4 oz - Fresh Lime Juice
- Muddle the pear, sage, and syrup.
- Add, the maraschino liqueur, grey goose, lime juice, ice.
- Shake and double strain over ice.
- Garnish with a slice of pear and a sage leaf.