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 between [...]

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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. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and simmer for [...]

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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 off heat and discard cinnamon stick. [...]

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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 lemon wedge, dip [...]

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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 about 3-5 minutes. Strain and [...]

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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
In a medium sauce pan place the fresh herbs (leave the reserved herbs [...]

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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 in a blender and strain through a [...]

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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 simmer for about 5 minutes. Take off heat and [...]

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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, orange juice, lemon juice and water and bring to boil. Reduce heat, place [...]

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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 and garnish with lemon thyme leaves.

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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 chocolate, whisking continuously until all [...]

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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 a fine mesh strainer. Bottle and refrigerate.
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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 a large pitcher combine [...]

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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 to a boil, reduce and simmer for about 3-4 minutes. [...]

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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 of choice.

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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 sugar or raw unprocessed sugar
1 cup [...]

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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 the mixture and allow to cool [...]

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