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  • I took some photos for the folks at @josecuervotequila a month or so ago and had some fun experimenting with cinemagraphs. (The app Loopsie is amazing! Much easier than Photoshop.) 😊
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This drink is a riff on a Paloma, served in these lovely pink glasses from a Mexico City flea market. ❤️
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🌱Sage Advice🌱
▫️1.5 oz Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila ▫️2oz grapefruit juice
▫️.5oz 1:1 simple syrup
▫️.25oz lime juice
▫️Sage for muddling
▫️Soda water to top
▫️Edible flower for garnish
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Muddle sage with tequila. Add grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and lime juice to a shaker with ice. Shake, strain, and serve over ice. Top with soda water and garnish with an edible flower.
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  • Usually my mother-in-law’s enormous punch bowl only gets pulled out of the attic for Christmas, but it came out of hibernation when the whole family was home for a wedding. I got picked on a bit for taking longer to make the cocktails than others took to make their dinner dishes... but it’s not often you get to make 16 cocktails at once with an Indiana summer garden. One of my favorite summer things to do is walk around the yard picking things to make floral arrangements in cocktail glasses. 😊🌱❤️🌽 Photos by my sister-in-law @kateruthphoto
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🐛Strawberry Rhubarb Bourbon Bubble Punch🐛
▫️2 parts bourbon (1 cup= ~5 drinks)
▫️1 part fresh lemon
▫️.75 parts 1:1 rhubarb simple syrup
▫️Top with soda water, I used a lavender soda instead - you can use strawberry, pomegranate, anything you want!
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🎀 Rhubarb Simple Syrup🎀
🔸1 cup sugar
🔸1 cup water
🔸~2 stalks fresh rhubarb, roughly chopped
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Directions: Add the sugar, water, and chopped rhubarb to a saucepan on low heat. Simmer the syrup until the rhubarb gets soft and the syrup turns pink, about 20 minutes. (If you want it to be extra pink, feel free to add a pinch of hibiscus tea!) Chill and store up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
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  • Last week in Indiana I was harvesting some rhubarb from my in-laws' garden and remembered one of my favorite cocktail inventions with rhubarb and cognac. Cognac was a bit intimidating at first but once I started thinking of it as a smooth bourbon or whiskey, cocktail inventing got a lot easier. :)
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Pro Tip: Use a vegetable peeler to make rhubarb ribbon garnishes! .
🌼Rhubarb Daisy🌼
🔸1.5oz cognac V.S.
🔸1oz chilled rooibos tea
🔸.75oz rhubarb simple syrup
🔸.75oz fresh lemon juice
🔸Edible flower and rhubarb ribbon for garnish
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Directions: Add cognac, rooibos tea, rhubarb simple syrup, and lemon juice to an ice-filled shaker. Shake, strain, and serve in an ice-filled collins glass. Garnish with a flower 
and a rhubarb ribbon. (Tip: use a vegetable peeler to get beautiful, uniform rhubarb ribbons!)
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🎀 Rhubarb Simple Syrup🎀
🔸1 cup sugar
🔸1 cup water
🔸~2 stalks fresh rhubarb, roughly chopped
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Directions: Add the sugar, water, and chopped rhubarb to a saucepan on low heat. Simmer the syrup until the rhubarb gets soft and the syrup turns pink, about 20 minutes. (If you want it to be extra pink,
feel free to add a pinch of hibiscus tea!) Chill and store up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
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  • I made this cocktail last weekend when I was home in Indiana. My mom has so many different kinds of flowers all spring, summer, and fall long which makes garnishing cocktails at home so much fun. :) I especially liked playing with the columbine flowers because they have their own built in pinch to hold the other flowers on the glass rim.
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I also included a few photos of my mom’s garden and herb garden. It’s amazing what you can grow when you don’t have to put everything in pots! 🙌
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🍑Summer Peach Bourbon Sour🍑
▫️2oz bourbon
▫️1/4 of a peach
▫️.75oz lemon juice
▫️.5oz simple syrup
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Add bourbon and peaches to a blender and blend until smooth. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain away any solids. Add simple syrup and lemon to the bourbon peach mixture and shake with ice. Strain, serve, and garnish generously.
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#summercocktails #freshcocktails #driiiiinks #gardenlife #imbibe #plantnerd #plantlife #plantsmakepeoplehappy #planthoarder #abmhappyhour #plantmakepeoplehappy #craftcocktails #cocktailsofinstagram #plantsofinstagram #greenfeed #crazyplantpeople #gardeners #horticulturelife #botanicalpickmeup #bourboncocktails #herbgardening #bhgflowers #gardencocktails #plantaddiction #herbgarden #cocktailgarden #indianaevans
  • Making some progress on the Harlem terrace garden. ❤️ I was a bit stumped on how to lay out the space but once I started making hanging planters for the pots, everything started to make a lot more sense. One thing I’m really excited to try over the next week is installing an irrigation system. Hopefully it works and I don’t have to spend *as* much time each day watering plants in the hot summer sun. 🌞 .
I’m also in Indiana right now for a wedding so I’ll take some photos of my mom’s crazy garden and post them tomorrow. :)
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  • Just got back from a trip to Spain and in addition to the 13 bottles of sherry and vermouth we stashed away, I’ve already ordered a 5.2 lb vat of Castelvetraño olives. 🙃
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Going to work on a drinking guide to Madrid + Seville over the next week, but right now just sitting on the couch flipping through all the photos with Sean and thinking about vermouth cocktails. ❤️ Photos here are of my favorite bar in the whole world, La Venencia in Madrid. It’s an old dusty bar with 5 sherries (and only 5 sherries) on the menu. In our two trips through Madrid we’ve visited this bar 5 times. 🥳🌟 (3 on this trip. 😋)
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#drinksherry #sherrybar #spain #drinkspain #spaintravel #monocletravel #lonelyplanetspain #lonelyplanet #sherry #lavenencia #lavenenciamadrid #madridfood #foodiesmadrid
  • Sean and I just landed in Madrid and we are about to go on a tapas journey to get to my favorite bar in the whole world... This dusty sherry bar called La Venencia. 🤤 But first wanted to share a cocktail to celebrate on Cinco de Mayo!
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I first tried an avocado margarita in Austin a few years back. It was such a surprising flavor profile, making a refreshing margarita buttery yet light at the same time. In posting this recipe I am trying to remind myself to make it more often because it’s a do-over-and-over-and-over. 🌟
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🥑 Avocado Margarita 🥑 ▫️2oz tequila
▫️.75oz Cointreau or Triple Sec
▫️1 oz fresh lime juice
▫️.25oz 1:1 simple syrup
▫️Couple spoonfuls of fresh avocado
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Add all ingredients to a blender with a couple ice cubes. Blend and serve in a rocks glass on ice. Garnish with some herbs, a leaf of a green, and add a sprinkle of cayenne!
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#cincodemayo #margarita #springcocktails #tequilacocktails #abmhappyhour #cocktails #craftcocktails #craftcocktail #mixology #tequila #imbibegram #instadrinks #thefeedfeed #feedfeed #f52grams  #avocadococktail #huffposttaste #eattheworld #forager #foodandwine #abmlifeiscolorful #thatsdarling #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty#livecolorfully #thehappynow #petitejoys#craftcocktails #cocktails
  • For this cocktail, I dug through my fridge to try and make a drink that tastes like pure spring. 🌱🐣🌸 I took some inspiration from  @66squarefeet’s “Forest Harvest Feast” and made a variation of the milkweed cocktail from Marie’s book. The drink uses a milkweed cordial I made last summer where I pick the milkweed blossoms and then let them sit in sugar until the sugar extracts all the moisture and flavor. Then I make a 1:1 syrup with the milkweed sugar, bottle it, and let the  mixture ferment in the fridge all winter. Come January, the syrup becomes this funky effervescent cordial to use in everything from margaritas to gimlets! If you want a more detailed recipe head to my site GardenCocktails.co. :)
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Also- it’s almost milkweed season, time to do the whole process over again! ❤️
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🌸Spring Flowers🌸 ▫️2oz gin, I used @barrhill’s honey gin!
▫️.75 oz milkweed cordial
▫️.75oz dry vermouth ▫️.5oz lemon juice
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#milkweed #foragedcocktail #springcocktails #gincocktails #abmhappyhour #cocktails #craftcocktails #craftcocktail #mixology #gin #imbibegram #instadrinks #thefeedfeed #feedfeed #f52grams  #foraged #huffposttaste #eattheworld #forager #foodandwine #abmlifeiscolorful #thatsdarling #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty#livecolorfully #thehappynow #petitejoys#craftcocktails #cocktails
  • Slowly making some progress on the Harlem cocktail garden. :) I spent last weekend recycling last year’s soil with some compost, vermiculite, and perilite while Sean built a new tomato box. I’m a little worried that this new terrace is a bit too windy for some of the more delicate plants, but fingers crossed it is just a feisty spring. .
Also making some more progress inside the apartment. Still haven’t figured out where to put all of the artwork, but all of the pottery and tiki mugs have a home. 🌱🥵
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Excited to make some cocktails this weekend and play around in the new kitchen. Feels like it’s been forever and there is a bottle of last summer’s milkweed cordial calling my name. ❤️
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#urbangarden #nycgarden #abmhappyhour #nycgardeners #rooftopgarden #rooftopgardens #urbangardening #urbangardener #urbangardens #harlem #harlemgarden #harlemgardens #balconygarden #balconygardening #cocktailgarden #gardendesign #gardencocktails #gardenparty #gardeninspiration
  • 🍻It’s #NationalBeerDay! In honor of this, I've got one more cocktail as a #birradelborgoPartner with the folks at @birradelborgo. :) #ad
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Lately I love topping cocktails with beer when I’m making gimlets, margaritas, or super citrus-forward drinks. It sounds strange but the beer cuts the acidity and mellows the drink to make the taste more layered. I served these drinks at our first big dinner party in the new Harlem apartment and got a thumbs up from our most critical cocktail friends. ;)
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🍺Duchessa-rita🍺
▫️1.5oz mezcal, or tequila
▫️.5oz pomegranate juice
▫️.75oz lime juice
▫️.5 oz simple syrup
▫️Muddled blackberry and cilantro for garnish
▫️Top with @birradelborgo Duchessa .
Add all ingredients except for the Duchessa to a shaker with ice. Muddle a blackberry in your glass and add ice. Strain shaken ingredients over the ice, top with Duchessa. Garnish and enjoy!
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  • The apartment is coming together and I am so happy to be gardening on the terrace. A perfect afternoon = pottery+ planting primroses + simple spritzes. This year I’ve got more edible flowers, some shiso, and some really unique tomatoes in the works thanks to @bakercreekseeds. 🍾🌱🐕
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Cocktail Recipes Genever

Gin Julep: Mint, Genever, Simple Syrup, Strawberries

Genever Julep

In terms of balcony garden report cards, I get a C- in strawberries this year. Got about 10 good berries before the plants went into full-on plant mode. Got some good cocktails out of those hard-earned berries, though! 🙂 Recipe from NYTimes Cocktail Book!

🍓 Gin Julep 🍓


Course Drinks

Ingredients

  • 6 leaves of mint, plus a sprig for garnish
  • .75 oz simple syrup
  • 2.5 oz genever gin
  • 1 strawberry, muddled

Instructions

  1. In a tall glass, lightly press mint and strawberry into simple syrup with a muddler or long-handled spoon. Fill glass with cracked ice. Add gin and stir energetically with a swizzle stick or long-handled spoon until frost forms on outside of glass. Top off with more cracked ice, plant a mint sprig on top, and serve with a straw.

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