Lemme guess… did everyone sigh a big ahhhhhhh when the school bells rang on Monday?! Back to school means back to a routine and yes, a bit of celebrating. 😉
Put the craziness of the first day of school behind you and kick your feet up with something beautiful, say, with bubbles like this bright and fragrant Saint Hilaire cocktail [above].
This comes courtesy of my friends at Bohanan’s and the San Antonio Cocktail Conference. It’s made with Elderflower liqueur (seasonal and quite tasty!) and the sparkling wine of your choice in a champagne flute. Garnish with a fresh lemon twist…
This time of year, coconut seems to be everywhere. There’s a brand new signature cocktail that ROCKS from Sparrow Bar + Cookshop. It’s a take on a coconut daiquiri, dubbed The Cuban Cox, with an interesting origin story:
During the Spanish American war, a gentleman named Jennings Cox was living in Cuba near the city of Daiquiri. He ran out of gin and was afraid to serve his guests rum straight up, so he added lime and sugar to make it more delicious. Thus, the “real” daiquiri was born. (This is one of a few stories on the true origin of the daiquiri.)
The Cuban Cox is made with the most amazing dry Riesling from Australia! Super crisp and tart with a floral, limey characteristic.
Light and dark rums can create a very different taste profile for cocktails. This Flor de Caña Pina Colada recipe calls for Flor de Caña 7 Rum; a Nicaraguan rum with a rich flavor profile of fig, vanilla, and oak:
One sip and it feels like summer vacay all over again. Find your beach! 🙂
Oldies but Goodies:
Boudro’s/Zinc’s most talked about Prickly Pear Margarita…
A revival of the spirit that helped create America’s cocktail culture…Vermouth. This Greenhook Ginsmith Martini is full bodied and floral!
The Houstonian’s Arbor Grill delivers again and again with this Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Mojito…very refreshing!