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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Summer Sippers

I'm out of town today celebrating my little brother's wedding, so this blog is being brought to you by the Daily Candy Atlanta edition.  I saw these rather unique recipes for summer drinks without alcohol. Now, I personally feel, you can add alcohol to most drinks, but it's hard to find tasty stuff that is different and stands on its own.  I can't wait for someone to try a recipe and let me know what it tastes like....come on, someone.... please?

Lemongrass Fizz
What: Kafir lime leaf, ½ oz. lemongrass-infused simple syrup, ¾ oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice, ¾ oz. pineapple juice, splash of soda water.
How: Chiffonade leaf (that's cut up into ribbons, I think), shake simple syrup and juices, pour over ice, top with soda water.

Mansion Mock Punch
What: Six raspberries muddled with ¾ oz. fresh squeezed lime juice, 3 mint sprigs, 1 oz. simple syrup.
How: Shake with Pellegrino, pour over ice, and garnish with fresh raspberries and mint.

Lady Lavender
What: Two oz. white grapefruit juice, 3 oz. tonic water, ¼ oz. simple syrup, 6 drops lavender tincture.
How: Combine over ice in a Collins glass.

Ginger Rogers
What: Eight to 12 mint leaves, ½ oz. ginger syrup, juice of ½ lime, ginger ale.
How: Put mint in Pilsner or Collins glass, cover with syrup and muddle lightly. Add ice, lime juice, and top with ginger ale. Garnish with lime wedge.