—3-4 basil leaves
—2.5 oz. blanco tequila (Casamigos)
—1 oz. agave nectar
—1.5 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
—splash of soda
—lime wheel for garnish
—sugar or salt
—1.75 oz. CapRock Gin
—.75 oz. Lillet Blanc
—.5 oz. rosemary simple syrup
—.5 oz. lemon juice
—4 sugar snap peas, muddled, and extra for garnish
1. Muddle snap peas with ingredients in a Boston shaker.
2. Shake vigorously.
3. Double strain into a rocks glass over ice.
4. Garnish with sliced peas.
Courtesy of The Pig & The Sprout, Denver
—1 oz. marshmallow vodka
—1 oz. Richardo’s Decaf Coffee Liqueur
—1 oz. cream
—graham cracker crumbs
Dip the rim of a martini glass in a shallow dish of chocolate syrup and then in a dish of fine graham cracker crumbs. Combine marshmallow vodka, Richardo’s Decaf Coffee Liqueur and cream in a martini shaker with ice. Pour into glass and garnish with toasted marshmallows.
—3 oz. bourbon, scotch or cognac
—2 tsp. confectioners’ sugar
—2 sprigs fresh mint —crushed ice to fill one widemouthed pint Mason jar or julep cup
—.75 oz. Monin cucumber syrup
—8-10 mint leaves
—1.5 oz. Hendrick’s gin
—.5 oz. St-Germain (elderflower liqueur)
—1 oz. lime juice
—splash Sierra Mist
—mint sprig and cucumber spear to garnish
1. Muddle mint and cucumber syrup.
2. Add gin, St-Germain and lime juice and shake with ice.
3. Pour into glass, and then top with a splash of Sierra Mist, mint sprig and cucumber spear.
Sure, Boston likes to claim its independent roots, but nothing screams American independence quite like Philadelphia. And while we are on the subject of all things American, few things seem more red-blooded, good old US of A than a cold beer. That’s why Visit Philly is serving up one of the best festivals this summer - the "Summer of the Beer Garden." This 12-week festival features pop-up happy hours on Fridays in six distinct settings.
Who doesn’t love a good happy hour? And these early evening respites don’t get any happier than the one offered by Petrossian West Hollywood. During last week’s media happy hour mixer, the indulgent bites included caviar burger sliders, smoked trout tacos wrapped in jicama and topped with tequila-infused trout roe, potato tarts with crème fraiche and a dollop of white sturgeon caviar and caviar deviled eggs.