Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Chartreuse and citrus sparkle in this little-known charmer
We’re transitioning to autumn in our part of the world. And looking for a predinner drink, of course.
Hence, The Cloister Cocktail – a gin-based palate cleanser with bright citrus and sharp Chartreuse.
Never heard of it? Most people haven’t. But we need to change that.
Because a drink this good shouldn’t be, well, cloistered away.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Aromatic spices and (optional) chipotle energize this seasonal pleaser
Plums are overflowing our supermarket displays this time of year. They’re just begging us to take them away from their overcrowded bins. So how can we leave plums off the dinner menu?
This savory soup gives the succulent stone fruit a starring role. It’s a terrific starter for a festive meal.
So cheer up your summer-weary guests with a cool spooner. And give some plums a home.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Citrus and three types of rum make this a Tiki classic
Tiki drinks tend to be rum heavy. Especially this one.
The Navy Grog combines three different rums with two types of citrus. The result is magic.
Rum thing, that.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
A classic favorite with bright, tangy, herbal flavor
You’re probably thinking salad dressing. And why not? Green Goddess gets greens.
But this recipe also works well as a dip or sauce. Maybe even better.
Fresh herbs are the key to Green Goddess. They provide the green hue – not to mention the terrific flavor. That means summer (when herbs are at their peak) is the perfect time to make it.
So serve up some Green Goddess. Then graciously accept adoration from your guests.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Born in Cuba, refreshingly citrus
Ernest Hemingway liked to drink. Often. In quantity. And long into the night.
He inspired some drinks, too. Including this one, most likely. It features grapefruit juice – one of his favored cocktail mixers.
So Hemingway loved this drink. We predict you will too. But watch that quantity thing.