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cranberry tangerine rosemary + cream soda mocktail :: friday at five

lily mocktail-2
Today, in the studio, we added a little extra cheer to our mocktails {aka, vodka}. We’ve been working extra hard on getting our “riveting” belt straps completed and ready for market. An extra shot was mandatory {what’s your excuse?}.
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friday at five :: cucumber-rosemary gin tonic

It’s Friday already? What a perfect way to end the week with a new spin on an old favorite — it not only looks beautiful, but tastes great!  

Cucumber-Rosemary Gin and Tonic

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 lime
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 oz. Hendrick’s Gin
  • 4 oz. tonic water (preferably Q or Fever-Tree)
  • ice

Peel one half of a cucumber, and slice a lime into eight wedges. In a highball glass, add three slices of peeled cucumber, 1 sprig rosemary, juice from a lime wedge and 1 ounce gin. Muddle with the back of a spoon.

Strain through a mesh strainer into a second highball glass. Add several cubes of ice, and three slices of unpeeled cucumber. Top with remaining gin and tonic, and serve garnished with rosemary sprigs.

{via The Kitchn, image via Liz Vidyarthi; also, you might like The Kitchn’s version of the Gimlet, YUM!}

friday at five :: cajun lemonade

In time for the Mardi Gras festivities …

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 ounces white rum or vodka
  • 4 ounces Pimm’s No. 1
  • 8 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 4 ounces Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon Tabasco
  • Ice
  • 8 ounces chilled 7-Up
  • Thin lemon wheels and a sprig of rosemary, for garnish (optional)

In a large resealable container, combine all of the ingredients except ice, the 7-Up and the lemon wheels. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour. Cover tightly and shake, then pour into an ice-filled pitcher. Strain into ice-filled rocks glasses, stir in the 7-Up and garnish with lemon wheels.

{via Food and Wine}