Watermelon and Basil Martini

This summertime treat begins with 1.5 cups of diced ripe watermelon. Shake over ice with 7 freshly-torn basil leaves and 6 ounces of Juniper Green London Dry Gin and an ounce of gomme or simple syrup as a sweetener. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a skewer of watermelon…

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The Southern Southern Peach

The cocktail begins with an infusion of 12 ounces (half of a 750mL bottle) of Papagayo Platinum Rum with a small white peach, sliced. Place these ingredients in a sealed glass container and allow them to steep at room temperature. After five days, add two leaves of basil, and allow the mixture to steep another two…

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The Organic Mai Tai

The Mai Tai (a bastardization of the Tahitian word for “good”) is said to have originated not in Polynesia, but in California, where South Pacific-themed bars were all the rage in the 1950’s. The exact origins may be lost to history, but thankfully the recipe is not. Here we offer an organic variation: In a…

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Clementine and Spice Infused Scotch

  Sarah at Craftbite.com offers us this outstanding infusion, which uses the classic ingredients of a mulled wine to impart a robust, slightly sweet flavor to Highland Harvest Organic Scotch. Start with 750mL of Highland Harvest in a sealable glass container, such as a Mason jar. Add four clementines, sliced, one cinnamon stick, and six…

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The Heather Blush

Infused vodka is a tremendously versatile mixer. Here we update a classic with an all-natural infusion in place of a syrupy liqueur, and wind up with an organic treat. Begin by creating a vodka infusion by placing 250mL of Vodka 14 in a sealed glass container with about six strawberries, halved. Allow the infusion to…

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