Cucumber Martini with Hendrick’s Gin and Tarragon

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Ingredients:8 oz (227gr) seedless cucumber (1/2 a medium cucumber) – unpeeled and cut in 2” pieces4 large mint leaves1 sprig tarragon4 1/2 oz (133ml) hendrick’s gin1 1/2 oz (44ml) cucumber juice (see step 1)3/4 oz (22ml) saint germain elderflower liqueurCucumber sticks as garnishInstructions:To make the cucumber juice – Place the cucumber, mint and tarragon in…… Read More

Homemade Vegan Caesar Cocktail

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Is this a vegan version of a Caesar cocktail or is it an adapted version of the Bloody Mary? I can’t decide. Whatever you call it, this is one fantastic drink with a whopping 4 servings of vegetables per 500 ml glass. Be sure to add the seasonings to taste and you can’t go wrong.…… Read More

perfect, uncluttered chicken stock

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Ingredients:3 pounds uncooked chicken wings3 quarts water1 large onion, chopped1 garlic clove, smashed1 teaspoon table salt, or more to taste*A few more things:What if you don’t have a slow-cooker? One can spend a horrific amount of time (trust me) trying to figure out what the correct temperature of a slow-cooker is, only to realize that…… Read More

Peach Collins

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Ingredients:1 c granulated sugar1 c lemon juice1 c fresh peach, cut into 1/2-inch dice, divided1 c peach-flavored vodka1 c club soda4 slices peaches, as garnishInstructions:Make the lemon syrup: Add the sugar and lemon juice to a medium sized saucepan set over medium heat. Swirl the pan occasionally until the sugar dissolves completely. Remove from heat and…… Read More

Cucumber Gimlet

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Ingredients:2½ cup thinly sliced cucumber, plus more for garnish4½ cup gin1 cup sugar1 cup water1 cup mint leaves, lightly packed plus more for garnish2¼ cup fresh lime juice2 slice lime and/or cucumber, as garnishInstructions:Steep 2 ½ cups cucumber slices in 4 ½ cups gin, covered and chilled for at least 8 hours and up to 4 days. Strain; store…… Read More

UNCLE BILL’S CAESAR – Canadian Style

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I had this Caesar Drink in Kelowna, B.C. 5 years ago. I liked the horseradish in the drink, it gave it that little extra “pezzaz”. Have been enjoying the drink ever since.Ingredients:1 piece of young celery ribs, incluing the leaves (from the middle of the stock)1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1 teaspoon lemon juice1 teaspoon finely grated…… Read More

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