Posts Tagged "tarragon"

Summer Peach Old-Fashioned

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 in Drink This, Recipes | Comments Off

Summer Peach Old-Fashioned

1.5 oz bourbon .5 oz thyme or tarragon simple syrup (see note) Half of a fresh peach  (optional upgrade:  Grill the peach first!) Angostura bitters Thyme or tarragon sprig for garnish Note:  Make simple syrup by heating equal parts sugar and water until the sugar melts.  Add herbs and allow to steep for one hour, then strain. Combine the first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and muddle the peach to release the juice.  Shake well over ice, then strain into a short tumbler filled with ice.  Add a dash of bitters and garnish with herbs.

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Grow Your Own: The Southern Belle Whiskey Garden

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 in Drunken Botanist Plant Collection | Comments Off

Grow Your Own:  The Southern Belle Whiskey Garden

That’s what I like about the south!  Whiskey, that is.  It was an interesting challenge to work with the people at Log House Plants to put together a collection of plants based around the flavors in whiskey.  My top choices, peaches and cherries, don’t exactly fit in a six-pack at the garden center!  Anyway, Log House is a wholesale nursery, so they’re growing the plants for sale at retail garden centers and gourmet grocery stores on the West Coast.  Look for them in your local indie garden center/grocery store, or order them online from the Territorial Seed Company, who...

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Herbalicious

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 in Botany, Featured, Recipes | Comments Off

Herbalicious

It is with great excitement that I report to you on the arrival of a new gin, a gin that cannot even properly be called gin because its predominant flavor is not juniper but—are you ready?  Sage. That’s right.  Sage.  It comes from the same clever people at Art in the Age who brought us Root, a liqueur inspired by traditional Pennsylvania Dutch recipes for root beer and birch bark beer.  They also make a ginger liqueur called Snap, and a rhubarb concoction called Rhubarb Tea, made in honor of early American botanist and friend of the founding fathers John Bartram. Intriguing, right? ...

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