Summer Berry Coolers

August 10th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 1 drink


1 ounce lemon juice
2 ounces berry syrup of choice (simple syrup with berries)
Seltzer water
Berries for garnish


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.

Strawberry Margaritas with Dried Strawberry Lime Salted Rims

June 26th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink


Makes 1 margarita

Perfectly simple and delicious, a fresh strawberry margarita says summer like few other things do. With eh addition of the strawberry lime salted rim this drink becomes exquisite


2 ounces tequila (white or pink is best)
1 ounce orange liquor (triple sec or grand marinier type)
Pinch of lime zest
Juice of 2 limes
1 ounce strawberry puree (more for a sweeter version)
Strawberry Lime Salt for inside and the rim (recipe follows)


In a shaker filled with ice, place the tequila, orange liquor, pinch of lime zest, juice or 2 limes and the strawberry puree. Add a pinch of the strawberry salt and shake vigorously. Pour the mixture, ice and all, into a low ball glass rimmed with the strawberry salt. Garnish with a strawberry or a lime wedge.

Dried Strawberry Lime Salt
Makes ½ cup

An amazing little salt garnish for a plethora of desires, most importantly making the rim of you margaritas a tasty treat.


1 tablespoon lime zest
1 tablespoon dried strawberries, crushed into dust
½ cup pink Himalayan coarse sea salt (maldon salt ok as well)
Juice of 1 lime


In a mixing bowl mix together all ingredients until combined well and semi moist and clumpy like margarita salt. Depending on the juice amount of the lime you may need another one. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for about a month.

Strawberry Sodas

June 26th, 2011 § 1 comment § permalink


Makes 1 soda

A lovely and seasonal option for sugary sodas, kids and adults won’t be able to refuse this sweet delightful drink that will forever be reminiscent of summer to your palette.


2-3 ounces strawberry puree (recipe follows)
Seltzer water


In a glass filled with ice combine the strawberry puree depending on sweetness either 2 or 3 ounces and fill with seltzer water.  Stir well and garnish with a strawberry.

*to make the strawberry puree take 1 cup of strawberries, hulled and chopped, ½ cup turbinado or unprocessed sugar and ½ cup water and bring to a boil.  Take of heat and cool.  Blend in a blender until smooth.

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