Posts Tagged "ginger"

Rosemary-Ginger Cocktail

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 in Drink This, Recipes | 1 comment

Rosemary-Ginger Cocktail

1.5 oz vodka .25 oz ginger liqueur (see note) 1 lemon wedge Sprig of rosemary   For the most rosemary-ish possible cocktail, pour the vodka into a cocktail shaker and muddle (crush) the rosemary, then cap it and let it sit for an hour or two.  This only works if you start early, so otherwise, combine the vodka, ginger liqueur, juice from the lemon wedge, and most of the rosemary in a cocktail shaker, muddle, shake vigorously over ice, and strain into a cocktail glass using a fine mesh strainer to keep out the herbal bits.  Garnish with the rest of the rosemary sprig.  (Note: Add more...

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Herbs. Now.

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 in Botany, Featured | Comments Off

Herbs.  Now.

Buying herbs at the grocery store is a sign of defeat.  Not defeat, even, because defeat would suggest that you tried and failed. It’s more like inertia.  Because really, if you can’t grow a few herbs, you have just given up on having any kind of interaction with the plant kingdom or the parcel of soil around your home. This is the year to change that, and the reason to make that change is because there are so many very nice cocktails that just require a pinch of some herb or another. A cocktail should be an impulsive decision, one that doesn’t require a trip to the grocery store. If...

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