Posts Tagged ‘Summertime’

Red Lead, tequila cocktail

Red lead is used as a the pigment in rust-proofing primer paints. This drink takes its name from the color, not the lead. The drink’s color is from hibiscus-infused tequila (see recipe below), a quick method to bring floral character and deep hue to the agave spirit. Red Lead 6 ounces hibiscus tequila 1 ounce […]


Halo, hibiscus tequila cocktail

First, make some chopped avocado. Add a touch of salt and the juice of 1/2 lime per avocado. Stir it up, but keep it chunky. Set out a bowl of tortilla chips. Now let’s make the drink. This brightly-colored mix uses an easy-to-make hibiscus infused tequila. (See below) Halo hibiscus tequila lime juice agave nectar […]


Cuka, cucumber cocktail

Here’s a delicately fragrant summer cooler. Pull up a piece of the porch and drop into a comfortable chair. The Cuka has a lemonade-like finish and the scent of lavender from the home-made syrup. Cuka 2 ounces vodka 2 1/2-inch slice of cucumber 1/2 ounce lemon juice 1/2 ounce lavender syrup Chilled soda water Gently […]


Bay Breeze, vodka cocktail

This drink can be made with gin or orange-flavored vodka. It’s a long sipper, designed for sitting in a comfortable patio chair, eyes half closed, listening to the soft summer breeze rustle the tree leaves. In other words, a pastoral cocktail. Bay Breeze 1 ounce vodka 2 ounces pineapple juice 2 ounces cranberry juice Pour […]


Plutocrat, hybrid cocktail

Pluots, apriums and plumcots are hybrid fruits combining the plum and apricot. We think the best are the early season variety with a red, fuzzy skin and a crimson, succulent interior. As these hybrids are an American innovation, an American spirit is an appropriate partner. This makes 2 cocktails. Plutocrat 2 plucots, peeled and pitted […]