Tag: sparkling water

  • Lavender Lemonade

    Makes ½ Gallon Ingredients 1 cup lavender lemon sugar syrup, recipe below (see note*) 1 cup lemon juice (10 to 12 big juicy lemons) 1 tablespoon fresh lavender flowers 5 cups water 2 cups sparkling water Directions In a one gallon pitcher combine lavender lemon sugar syrup, lemon juice, lavender flowers, water, and sparkling water, […]

  • Rose Berry Sangria

    Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients ½ cup raspberries ½ cup blackberries ½ cup blueberries ½ cup chopped strawberries 2 bottles of rose wine 1 bottle sparkling water 1 cup citrus herbal simple syrup Directions To make the herbal citrus simple syrup place a handful of herbs of choice, 1 lemon sliced, 1 orange sliced, ½ cup […]

  • Ginger Ale

    Ginger Ale

    Sometimes inspiration is sought, and sometimes inspiration appears before you and you must figure out what to do with it. I like both avenues in which it is delivered. Often the later is challenging, but and can also give witness to some of the best creativity one has to offer. We have recently begun to import Organic Ginger form Peru. We are proud to support local indigenous growers in and around the Amazon while they sustainably raise and farm ginger organically for export. Thus ginger has suddenly appeared in my life in large quantities than ever before. Suddenly I use ginger often in my life; I cook with it, bake with it, use it in drinks and even make some bath and beauty recipes with it. That being said I had never worked with it on a grand scale. I recently brought to the culinary center a pretty substantial amount of ginger. The ginger is so fresh it drips when you cut it open, it is the yellow variety (there is also a white variety of ginger) and the skin is super soft as it is so fresh. As we are generally against wasting, we can sometimes be found sitting around wondering what to do with all kinds of things and we found ourselves with ginger on the brain. It wasn’t a far stretch to come up with cool refreshing drinks, as its been hot out and we are all pretty thirty around here, and were looking for things that are truly thirst quenching as opposed to just wet. We were tired of lemonade and regular old iced tea. So I remembered the ginger lemon iced tea that I had when I was on the Island of Mauritius and that is where the inspiration began. We decided we would experiment with ginger drinks; spicy & cooling and ultimately refreshing. The end result our Recipe(s) of the month!

  • Lemon Verbena Basil Cava Cooler

    This exotic and intoxicating cooler will wow you and it stronger than it tastes so look out!

  • Blueberry Rickey

    Blueberry Rickey

    INGREDIENTS 2 liters seltzer water 2 cups lime simple syrup (1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 2 T lime zest) 2 cups fresh blueberries Fresh mint leaves for garnish PREPARATION Smash blueberries in a medium sized mixing bowl. In a pitcher, add seltzer, lime simple syrup and smashed blueberries. Pour rickey over ice and blueberries […]

  • Strawberry Mint Fizz

    Strawberry Mint Fizz

    Makes 1 serving INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons strawberry syrup, recipe below Juice of 1 lime 3 tablespoons roughly chopped mint 1 cup chilled sparkling water PREPARATION In a tall glass muddle strawberry syrup, lime juice and mint. Fill glass with ice and sparkling water, stir well and serve. Strawberry Syrup INGREDIENTS ¼ cup fresh strawberries, mashed […]

  • Sparkling Lemonade

    Sparkling Lemonade

    Makes 1 Gallon INGREDIENTS 2 cups lemon juice (20 big juicy lemons) 1 tablespoon baking soda 2 cups lemon sugar syrup, recipe below (see note*) 2 tablespoons lemon zest 6 cups water 6 cups sparkling water PREPARATION In a one gallon pitcher combine lemon juice, baking soda, lemon sugar syrup, lemon zest, and water, stir […]

  • Lavender Lemonade

    Lavender Lemonade

    Makes ½ Gallon INGREDIENTS 1 cup lavender lemon sugar syrup, recipe below (see note*) 1 cup lemon juice (10 to 12 big juicy lemons) 1 tablespoon fresh lavender flowers 5 cups water 2 cups sparkling water PREPARATION In a one gallon pitcher combine lavender lemon sugar syrup, lemon juice, lavender flowers, water, and sparkling water, […]