A mother-daughter conversation on food and cooking (mostly)

Sunday, January 31, 2016

More Cocktails

No points for originality here, but many for rigorous taste-testing.

The Rumarita

6 ounces Cruzan rum
1 1/2 ounces Triple Sec
1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice

Shake with lots of ice, and serve on the rocks.

The Tan Lady (A Bourbon Sidecar)

4 ounces bourbon
2 ounces Cointreau
2 ounces lemon juice

Shake with ice and strain into
a martini glass.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


We've had fun this past year trying new cocktails.  It started with the White Lady, which our family fell in love with.  Here is an article Eva wrote about it in the Free Times.

Pictured here is the Lusty Lady.  My sister started this by giving us a kit to make homemade gin for Christmas.  Very entertaining!  This recipe is adapted from the back of the bitters bottle.

Lusty Lady (for 4)

8 ounces gin
2 ounces lime juice
2 ounces unsweetened cranberry juice
Agave syrup --just enough to take     the edge off--try 1 teaspoon and then taste
Several shakes lavender bitters

Shake with ice and serve in martini glasses.