Posts Tagged "citrus"


Posted on Jan 6, 2013 in Plant This | 1 comment

The most important thing you need to know about growing citrus for cocktails is that the rind is just as important as the juice. If you happen have a funky old citrus tree in your backyard and you believe its fruit to be inedible, you might be in luck. The peel might make fabulous limoncello or infused vodka. In fact, most of the great orange liqueurs like Curaçao come from Caribbean islands where Spaniards planted citrus trees, the trees produced nasty, inedible fruit, and someone figured out that the peels could be soaked in booze and still taste pretty good. Most citrus trees can be grown...

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My Love is a Red, Red Cocktail

Posted on Feb 13, 2012 in Featured, Recipes | 4 comments

I know, I know.  Valentine’s Day!  Ick. Heart-shaped boxes of chocolate lined with those weird paper doilies, a card that plays a song—who does that, anyway? It’s a strange holiday. Single people hate it or ignore it, happy old married couples don’t need it, and anyone in a new, untested relationship approaches it with terror. What’s needed is a smaller, more thoughtful, and more elegant gesture.  I’m thinking a sexy red drink, one that you can make for your beloved or—what the hell?  For your friends.  Or just for yourself.  One fabulous flaming red drink in the middle of...

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