Carrot Orange Mint Sodas

Makes 4 sodas Ingredients ¼ cup mint leaves, chopped fine 2 cups orange juice ¼ cup honey (optional) 4-6 carrots (medium sized) Ice Seltzer water Directions Mix together chopped basil leaves, orange juice and honey and set aside. Juice the carrots and mix juice together with the orange and basil mixture. Dived the mixed juice […]

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Citrus Thai Basil Iced Tea

Makes 4-6 drinks Ingredients 2 Thai tea bags 2 tablespoons orange zest ½ cup orange juice ½ cup thai basil leaves ½ cup turbinado sugar 4 cups water 1 cup coconut milk Ice Directions In a large sauce pan place the tea bags, orange zest, juice, thai basil leaves, sugar and 2 cups of water. […]

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Dried Cherry Cola

Makes 4 colas Ingredients 2 tablespoons sucanat (raw unrefined sugar) 1 cinnamon stick 2 tablespoons dried cherries, chopped ½ cup water Ice Seltzer Directions In a small sauce pan combine sucanat, cinnamon stick, cherries and water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low heat and let simmer for about 3 -4 minutes. Take […]

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Ger-Nis’ Herbal Mint Julep

Makes 1 drink Ingredients Lemon mint brown sugar (recipe follows) 4-5 fresh mint leaves Crushed or shaved ice ½ ounce lemon mint herbal syrup (recipe follows) 2 ½ ounces bourbon (Makers Mark is our preferred choice) Crushed or shaved ice Directions Wet the rim of a old fashioned or low wide mouth glass with a […]

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Ginger-Beet Lemonade

Makes one Pitcher Ingredients 2 cups ginger-beet syrup (ginger, beets, sugar) 2 cups fresh lemon juice water Directions To make the ginger beet syrup place ½ cup freshly grated beets, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger in medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for […]

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Herbal Lemonade

Makes 1 gallon Ingredients 1 cup herbal syrup (herbs of choice) 2 cups lemon juice 10 cups water 2 cups ice Herbs for garnish Directions Mix together the herbal syrup and the lemon juice and fill pitcher with ice and water, garnish with herb leaves!

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Herbal Ouzo Lemonade

Makes one pitcher of lemonade Ingredients ½ cup fresh tarragon leaves, 1 tablespoon reserved ½ cup fresh mint leaves, 1 tablespoon reserved ½ cup fresh thai basil leaves, 1 tablespoon reserved 1⁄3 cup water 1⁄3 cup sugar 1 cup fresh lemon juice 1 cup simple syrup 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1½ cups ouzo Ice Directions […]

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Italian Fig Soda

Ingredients 5 ripe black figs, ripe, sweet and quartered ½ cup turbinado sugar 1 cup water Soda water Ice Directions Place water, sugar and figs in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for a few more minutes. Take off heat and allow to cool. Blend the mixture […]

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Jasmine Peach Iced Tea

Makes 1 gallon Ingredients 1 cup ripe peaches, chopped 1 cup turbinado sugar or raw unprocessed sugar 1 cup water 2 jasmine tea bags Ice Water Peaches for garnish Directions In a medium saucepan combine the peaches, sugar, and water and bring to boil. Reduce heat, place the tea bags in the syrup and let […]

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Lavender Orange Herbal Iced Tea With Orange Twists

Makes 1 large pitcher Ingredients ¼ cup fresh lavender flowers 1 tablespoon orange zest ½ cup orange juice 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 cup turbinado sugar or raw unprocessed sugar 1 cup water 2 earl grey tea bags Ice Water Orange Twists for garnish Directions In a medium saucepan combine the flowers, sugar, orange zest, […]

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Lemon Thyme Coolers

Makes 4 coolers Ingredients 1 cup Lemon Thyme Simple Syrup 1 tablespoon lemon zest Juice of 2 lemons Ice Seltzer Lemon thyme leaves Directions Place ¼ cup lemon thyme simple syrup in a tall glass, add ½ teaspoon lemon zest and 1 tablespoon lemon juice fill the glass with ice and then seltzer, stir well […]

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Minted Iced Cocoa

Makes 4 iced cocoas Ingredients 4 cups skim milk ½ cup fresh mint leaves ¼ cup sugar 4 ounces dark chocolate Directions In a medium sauce pan combine the milk, mint leaves and sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5-7 minutes. Remove mint leaves and add dark […]

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Prosecco with Lovage Syrup

Ingredients ½ cup lovage leaves and more for garnish 1 cup sugar 1 cup water Sparkling wine Lemon peel Directions Place water, sugar and lovage leaves in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for a few more minutes. Take off heat and allow to cool. Strain through […]

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Rhubarb Lemonade

Makes one Pitcher Ingredients 2 cups rhubarb syrup (rhubarb, sugar) 2 cups fresh lemon juice water Directions To make the rhubarb syrup place ½ cup fresh rhubarb chopped, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 3-5 minutes. Strain and cool. In […]

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Strawberry Basil Fizzy

Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients ½ cup fresh strawberries, chopped fine ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped fine ½ cup sugar, chopped fine ½ cup water Zest of 1 lime or lemon Juice of 1 lime or lemon 2 cups ice Seltzer water Directions In a small saucepan combine strawberries, basil sugar and water and bring […]

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Summer Berry Coolers

Makes 1 drink Ingredients 1 ounce lemon juice 2 ounces berry syrup of choice (simple syrup with berries) Seltzer water Ice Berries for garnish Directions In a 10-12 ounce glass filled with ice pour 1 ounce of lemon juice and 2 ounces of berry syrup fill with seltzer and stir well. Garnish with a berry […]

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Tarragon Peach Herbal Iced Tea

Makes 1 pitcher Tarragon and mint have a history of being a truly refreshing duo in the dead of summer’s heat. The addition of summer sweet peaches only makes for a sweeter ad perhaps more sultry experience! Ingredients ¼ cup fresh tarragon leaves ½ cup fresh mint leaves ½ cup sliced peaches 1 cup turbinado […]

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Thai Iced Tea

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup thai tea leaves 3 cups water, hot but not boiling ¼ cup turbinado sugar 2 cups sweetened condensed milk Directions Place the tea leaves and sugar in a bowl and place the 3 cups of hot water over the leaves. Let stand for about 5 minutes or until steeped. Strain […]

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