I’ve been wanting to mix up a fresh take on a Cosmopolitan for a while. I haven’t had a Cosmo since my college days – and yes, there were Sex and the City Netflix marathons involved. The Cosmopolitan is one of those cocktails that’s gotten a bad rap, and there are an infinite number of variations on the recipe floating around the internet – some of them not very good. But there’s a reason this cocktail is so popular!
This thorough guide will walk you through the many varieties of edible flowers you can use to enhance your homemade craft cocktails!
I’m really starting to feel the fall vibes lately and I’ve been working a lot with apples in my cocktails and desserts. I made a batch of granny smith apple cider with cardamom and a teeny touch of rose water, a golden chai apple tart (posting about that one tomorrow!), and a granny smith & cardamom syrup, which I made just for this drink.
In this new series, Meet the Mixologist, I’m interviewing some of my favorite mixologists of Instagram to find out where they find inspiration, how they got their start, and what advice they’d offer to someone just developing an interest in craft cocktails.
One of the most fragrant and beautiful of all the plants surrounding our house is wisteria. We have a trellis outside our sunroom that’s been taken over by wisteria and trumpet vines over the years, and this time of year, the gorgeous purple blossoms hang down from overhead, their clean, sweet scent wafting through the house.