Posted on July 20, 2010 by Lyssa
My husband gets the credit for this sweet, refreshing, summertime drink. (I think it would make a delightlful ice cream or sorbet, once I work out the details.)
- 1/3 Cup Water
- 1/3 Cup Sugar
- Approx. 1/3 Cup Frozen Cherries, diced or pureed
- 2 Tsp. Loose Green Tea (recommended: Cherry Blossom Green Tea)
- 10-20 Basil Leaves
- 1/2 Cup Gin
In a small saucepan, dissolve the sugar in the water. Add the cherries and bring to a boil, remove from heat and add tea and basil. Allow to steep for 1 hour. Strain into a measuring cup (should have about 1/2 cup).
Fill a shaker with ice, combine cherry-tea syrup and gin, shake until cold. Serve in a Collins glass over ice. Garnish with cherries and basil leaves, if desired.
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Posted on May 7, 2010 by Lyssa
Based this off a drink that I had at one of my favorite restaurants the other night.
- 1/4-1/3 Cup Raspberries (frozen and thawed are fine)
- 3 Oz. Vodka Tequila (tried it both ways, Tequila is much better)
- 2 Oz. Chambord
- 1 Oz. Pama
- Simple Syrup to taste (approx 1 Oz.)
Mix the vodka and raspberries and puree using blender or stick blender. (If seeds offend you, you can strain this, but I prefer the pulp.) Strain, pressing as much of the pulp through as possible with a rubber spatula. Mix in Chambord, Pama, and simple syrup, shake well with ice. Strain into martini glasses. Serve immediately.
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