Well thanks to a trip to the doctors I’m on meds this week and can’t have alcohol, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a good time. Today comes a drink so good it doesn’t even need a spirit. In fact this might just become a standard drink on the menu (which needs an update actually). The original recipe for this drink calls for coconut sorbet or gelato, and raspberry syrup, however I don’t have any of those so this drink needed a slight variation and I get the feeling I improved on what was already there. The drink starts frothy and sweet as the pink color and foamy top might suggest. It moves to a berry and ginger flavor on the mid palette, then finishes with a spicy ginger fizz. This is a great drink all around, easily a 8-9/10. So if you have the original recipe’s ingredients or you happen to try this variation, let me know how it went.
Coconut Fizz Mocktail (Variation)
2 oz Coconut Cream Syrup (Original recipe 1/2 cup gelato or 2 oz Thai Coconut Milk)
2 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Strawberry Syrup (Raspberry)
1 oz Flat Ginger Ale
3-4 oz Ginger Beer
Shake Coconut Syrup, Strawberry Syrup, and Lime Juice with ice. Strain into an iced tumbler (or highball) glass. Squeeze lime wedge over the drink and drop it in.
“Screw alcohol when you’ve got ginger!”
With so many heavy hitting drinks on the blog here, I decided it was about time to post a drink that someone of any age can enjoy. The “Southern Belle” is a refreshing minty drink right in time for a warm spring. The fresh mint builds an aromatic start with a traditional taste of ginger ale. As it reaches the back of your taste palette you’ll get more of the sweet mint flavor (especially if you grab a mint leaf as you sip).
This is a great one for all ages, and perfect for sitting in the afternoon sun.
Alcohol Rating: N/A
Overall Rating: 9/10
Make it again? Yes.
Southern Belle (Mocktail)
3-5 Mint Leaves
1/2 oz Sweet/Sour
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Muddle sweet/sour/ mint leaves, and simple syrup together in a rocks glass. Add ice and top with ginger ale. Garnish with a mint spring.
“Be our guest…”
*For an alcoholic version you may want to add in 1.5 oz of bourbon.
Well I did promise you a drink of the week which this week is an original, but still in progress creation that I’m calling the “Harvest Pumpkin.” The tastes aren’t quite perfect yet, but it is still very close and certainly drinkable. Try it out for yourself if you can find a nice pumpkin liqueur.
Just in time for the harvest season!