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Framboise 75

This was a rough week for the garden, as we had a huge windstorm on Sunday that left almost everything bruised and battered.  This is one more challenge that we tend to have in Southern Nevada that I may have failed to tell you about.  The wind whipped through on Sunday night with gusts up to 50 mph that lasted through Monday.  By Tuesday, just about everything was bruised, bent or battered. I  sadly had to prune some tomato stalks that were full of flowers, but I’m trying not to let it get me down.  I think everything will recover nicely; it just looks a little sad right now.  So, with that, it’s finally Friday and time for a drink! This drink was inspired by a traditional French 75, which is a cocktail I fell in love with last summer; but I wanted to add a summery, flowery twist to the traditional drink.  This week, I discovered St. Germain liqueur, which is a liqueur made with handpicked Elderflower blossoms.   The flavor is sweet and …

Happy Friday: Ginger Rogers

I love ginger in major way. It’s funny but I have an actual memory of the first time I tasted it.  My family and I were on vacation and spent a day at Epcot Center in Disney World and we had lunch in Japan Land (this was 1983, by the way). The entree we ordered came with a little dish of almost fuschia-colored pickled ginger.  I can’t remember the entree we had, but I remember the ginger and ever since then, I’ve been known to eat all of the pickled ginger condiment that you get at the sushi bar.  So, that being said, this drink is right up my alley.  This is another gin based drink, similar to the Welcome Back, Cocktail that I posted last week. I think that gin drinks can be so fresh and summery.  The herbal notes in the gin really compliment fresh herbs like basil, thyme and mint. This is a perfect cocktail to celebrate the beginning of the weekend!

Welcome Back Cocktail!

Mmmm…it’s 5 o’clock somewhere! The Man of the House is on his way home from a business trip.  I think I’ll surprise him with this great cocktail that I found in the book “MixShakeStir”.  I made a few changes to the original recipe to suit my taste.