Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pink Spring Daisy

Cocktail experimentation, originally uploaded by jessicafm.
Last month I attended an infusions class at 18 Reasons, taught by Sean Timberlake.

It was a really fun class where we learned to make rhubarb shrub, rhubarb liqueur, strawberry vodka, rhubarb bitters and lime/jalapeno tequila. All concoctions were fantastically delicious!

Inspired by the class and the season, I went home and quickly made my own batches of the tequila, strawberry (with black peppercorns and vanilla bean) vodka and rhubarb liqueur.

Today, faced with a tree full of lemons, I started a batch of limoncello, which left me with a lot of lemons to squeeze. What did I do? I made lemonade! Then, having just fine filtered the rhubarb liqueur and bottled it, I thought it high time to make a cocktail. This is a first experiment but dang, it is SO good, I think it will not require further tinkering.

Ladies and gentleman, without further ado, Jessica's Spring Lemon Martini my Pink Spring Daisy!

2oz fresh lemonade
1oz strawberry vodka
1oz rhubarb liqueur

Put crushed ice in a cocktail shaker, add the lemonade, strawberry vodka and rhubarb liqueur. Shake vigorously. Strain in to chilled cocktail glass.

Shades of the best strawberry sorbet you've had, but with a magnificent buzz.

Try it, you'll like it!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Love my mothers day gift from Davey!

Captain DB Merz

Captain DB Merz, originally uploaded by jessicafm.