Posts Tagged ‘drink’

Ginger Pear Cocktail

Friday, November 30th, 2012
Pear Ginger Cocktail

Pear Ginger Cocktail

Ginger Pear Cocktail

This is a festive holiday cocktail.  Leave the alcohol out for a virgin drink.  You can also use the ginger simple syrup with soda water for a non-alcoholic drink.  Or add some ginger simple syrup to apple juice or cranberry juice.
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Ginger Simple Syrup

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Ginger Simple Syrup

This is a great flavored syrup for ginger ale or cocktails. Add it to soda water for homemade ginger ale. It’s also great added to apple or cranberry juice for a ginger spice kick.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes (includes steeping)

Makes: 1 cup

Ingredients

1/4 cup peeled, sliced ginger

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

Equipment

Small pot

Glass jar with lid

Strainer

Process

Add all ingredients to the pot. Bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Let the ginger steep for 45 minutes, or longer.

Strain the syrup.

Lay the ginger pieces on a wire cooling rack to dry. This will give you candied ginger.

When the syrup has completely cooled to room temperature bottle it and store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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Lemon Mint Soda

Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Lemon Mint Soda

Lemon Mint Soda

Lemon Mint Soda

Here’s a refreshing sparkling soda, full of flavor without sugar. Just use natural fruit and herbs to create this thirst-quenching beverage.
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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This is one of my favorite go- to smoothies, along with blueberry banana. Bananas give a good sweetness, so you don’t need to add sugar. Yogurt helps add a rich creaminess and frozen strawberries help make the smoothie thick and cold. I actually usually prefer frozen fruit in smoothies for this reason. Plus, if a fruit is ripe and in season it’s too delicious for me to purée it with other ingredients. I’d rather enjoy the ripe fruit in its pure state.
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Clos du Val Carneros Chardonnay 2008

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
White Wine

White Wine

Wednesday Wine Review

Clos du Val Carneros Chardonnay 2008
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