Posts Tagged "watermelon"


Posted on Jan 6, 2013 in Plant This | Comments Off on Melon

If you’re growing melons specifically for a cocktail garden, it really make sense to look for small-fruited varieties. Better to have a steady supply of small melons on hand than two or three jumbo fruits that took all season to ripen. There’s a beautiful heirloom watermelon called ‘Small Shining Light’ that tolerates short, cool growing seasons and produces 10-inch fruit. ‘Sugar Baby’ is another small, icebox-style watermelon you might try. I also like ‘Minnesota Midget,’ a miniature cantaloupe bred to tolerate short seasons. No matter what variety you grow, remember to give...

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Agave y Sandia

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

1.5 oz 100% agave tequila .5 oz Combier or another orange liqueur 4-5 chunks fresh watermelon ¼ fresh lime 3-4 sprigs‘Margarita’ spearmint or rosemary Optional:  fresh jalapeño slice Reserve a chunk of watermelon or herb sprig for garnish. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and crush with a muddler or wooden spoon, being sure to release all the watermelon juice.  Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.  Add garnish.

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Grow Your Own: The Heart of Agave Tequila Garden

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 in Drunken Botanist Plant Collection | Comments Off on Grow Your Own: The Heart of Agave Tequila Garden

Tequila!  I could go for some right now.  So of course, the folks at Log House Plants also put together a collection of plants based around the flavors in tequila. They’re 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 has joined in this effort and put together a great collection of cocktail-friendly plants and seeds.     Here are the plants in our Heart of Agave Tequila...

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Put It in a Mason Jar.

Posted on Jul 17, 2011 in Recipes | Comments Off on Put It in a Mason Jar.

“I hear you’ve got mojitos in there,” a friend said, looking down at my tote bag. We were in Blue Lake waiting in line for Mary Jane: The Musical. “Shhhh.  Don’t say that so loud, or everybody will want one.” I had more than mojitos in my bag.  I had three mason jars filled with the most exquisite combinations of summer fruit and booze imaginable. I figured I had enough for the six of us, plus a few hangers-on, but the last thing I wanted to do was to run out of drinks before intermission. Once we got settled on the lawn, I started to wish I had brought enough for the entire...

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