We received some concord grapes in our produce box, and after eating a few they started to languish in the fridge. Not wanting them to go to waste, I remembered my friend NC making a grape shrub last year, so I quickly searched the internet for a recipe and got to work. I used this recipe from Food 52: https://food52.com/recipes/19334-concord-grape-balsamic-shrub 3 1/2 cups Concord grapes … Continue reading Concord Grape Balsamic Shrub
Since my shrub has been ready I’ve mostly been mixing it up with some gin in the following proportions as I felt like the floral notes of gin would pair well with it (NOTE: I used the same formula for the Kumquat shrub too and it was equally yummy): 1 shot of shrub 1shot gin 2 shots fizzy water But then last night, our family … Continue reading Cherry Shrub cocktails
Spaniards love gin! who knew? They are the biggest drinkers of gin in Europe – yes, even more than the Brits. We learned this via the conveniently timed 36 hours in Bilbao article that came out just before we left, and noted that the rooftop deck of our hotel was a great spot to get a Gin & Tonic – sweet! and check! & seemingly … Continue reading Spaniards love Gin
Mix up a classic martini with my buddy Charlotte to get you through this rainy hump today – This martini is made with gin and vermouth, and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. Over the years, the martini has become one of the best-known classic cocktails. Ingredients: 2-½ ounce gin ½ dry vermouth 2 olives for garnish Procedures: This most iconic cocktail actually … Continue reading Time for a Classic Martini…
We went to Soul for dinner but you do not want to miss out on their cocktails, even if you only have time to read through the list and enjoy the fun names! We kicked things off with Someone Has Issues & No Shit Sherlock: For round two we enjoyed the Tea Teaser and Help Save the Bees! Continue reading Soul Bar in Auckland
A key tip we learned about Melbourne is to make sure you wander down the smaller alleys to find the best spots. On our last night we did just that and stumbled upon Bar Ampere – tucked into the middle of the block with cool décor and a good vibe. BK was excited about the Absinthe options while I ordered the Audrie Tautou – who … Continue reading Bar Ampere in Melbourne
Yes please! Continue reading Spiked Fruit Cup?