Let’s talk about cocktails
Hi all! We hope your holiday weekends were spent with family and friends!
Now that spring is in full swing, we strongly recommend enjoying some nice California weather with new and interesting cocktails!
Bitters are a classic ingredient featured in many cocktials, most famously in the classic Old Fashioned. Artisan producers are creating bitters in a wide range of flavors, including celery, cherry, and lemon. However, did you know you can make your own bitters? Here’s a great recipe for Orange Bitters. Orange bitters can really add a unique zing to an Old Fashioned. You can even add a few shakes to Coke!
Spring is all about the fresh produce! Here’s a really interesting cocktail you make with a little help from a juicer. It’s called the Verdant Passion. The lemongrass garnish is great! Couldn’t you just see a few of these on a table in your backyard, with friends gathered around on a Sunday afternoon?
Mango and spice make everything nice, especially salsa, but they go great in a martini glass, too! Here’s the Absolut Mango Spice.
Pair up these cocktials with some grilled shrimp skewers, grilled pork chops, or a fabulous array of fresh vegetables from the farmer’s market. The herbal, spicy, and fresh tones of these drinks will work great with grilled meats, lush salads, and balmy evenings.