Basito or Gin Basil Smash

Basito or Gin Basil Smash

If I say “Mojito” you know the drill. Mint leaves muddled with simple syrup and lemon juice. Add rum, shake with ice, and savor. Now, let’s do some substitutions: basil for the mint, gin for the rum. Everything else stays the same in terms of the drink mechanics. But...
Mojito with Gin and Not Rum

Mojito with Gin and Not Rum

My herb garden overflows with mint, so I naturally think of a mojito. And rum. Ah, but there is life beyond rum. Use gin instead. Now, that’s a simple sentence to utter but a difficult one to implement. Rum is, well Captain Morgan aside, rum. But gin is a whole...
Spring Rhu Brew

Spring Rhu Brew

In yesterday’s post I offered you a Rhubarb Syrup and said that cocktail recipes would be forthcoming. Here’s the first one. You can, of course, skip the alcohol and simply use the syrup in lemonade or with club soda. I find this cocktail lovely to behold and a happy...