Mixology Wednesday: Kaffir Lime Sour With Ginger…

On Easter, the Partner and I hosted an Easter potluck for a group of our friends.  Everyone brought a little something and I ended up making coconut cream cupcakes but what was the hit of the party were the delicious cocktails the other half was mixing at the bar.  We recreated our Palm Springs experience by having greyhounds  but decided to add another cocktail to the menu, a kaffir lime sour with ginger…..

Kaffir Lime Sour Pic

This tart and citrus concoction was the perfect foil to the mountains of food we consumed – it is light, refreshing and bubbly thanks to a splash of sparkling water.  I think this may be my go-to drink as the weather heats up!

Bottoms Up!

Kaffir Lime Sour With Ginger

Ingredients

– Ginger Simple Syrup

Hanger One Kaffir Lime Vodka

– 1/2 lemon

– 1/2 cup sugar

– 1/4 cup fresh grated ginger

– sparking water

Directions:

1) Make the ginger syrup: Combine grated ginger, sugar, and ½ cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Let cool to room temperature for at least one hour; strain out solids if desired. Ginger simple syrup will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

2) Make the cocktail. In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine 1¾ oz. lime vodka, ¾ oz. ginger syrup, and fresh lemon juice. Shake vigorously and pour out into an ice-filled glass. Top with sparkling water to taste.

Recipe modified from Sauver.com.

[photo credit: Anna Stockwell]

New Year’s Eve Entertaining With FOLK Magazine….

I think everyone should have a signature drink.  For myself, my usual “go to” drink is an extra dirty vodka martini with 3 olives.  Maybe it’s my inner James Bond trying to get free but this drink of choice has been my main stay for several years now and I don’t envision it being dethroned any time in the near future.

However, when a special occasion does arise…..say New Year’s Eve, I typically find myself with a flute of champagne in my hand.  But a whole evening of champagne can be a bit boring.  So when FOLK Magazine asked me to contribute a piece for their blog I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try out three new champagne cocktails my mixologist friends have been raving about….

Festive Champagne Cocktails

I am sharing three recipes for champagne cocktails that even your champagne purist friends will love.  Go over to FOLK Magazine and check them out!  Cheers!

Credits – Styling: Courtney Lake//Photography: Adrienne Aubry

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