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Hebral Remedy 3: Not-So-Classic Gin and Tonic

Today’s recipe comes to us by way of OverTheHillAndOnARoll (an LA Blog for “Folks… who like livin’ the good life.”), their thoughts on Gin are pretty similar to mine. I haven’t yet had a chance to sample this one, but it sounds super refreshing, especially with the hint of cucumber.

2 oz of Gin
5 oz of [...]

Herbal Remedy 2: Basil Gimlet

So we would hate for all of that fresh basil you purchased yesterday for 1 drink to go to waste, so we figured we’d help you out with another Basil recipe today… Actually a large number of the recipes I have call for either basil or gin (and some for both.
This one comes to us [...]

Herbal Remedy 1: Basil Gin Martini

So, you may recall that back in October I thought that this summer was going to be all about drinks made with fresh herbs.
Well, the summer is here and I’d like to give myself partial credit. Although it hasn’t been an overwhelming push, there have been a number of summer cocktails I have [...]

At The Bar: Gin

A while back, at the beginning of the summer I wrote about Gin being the classic summer beverage, specifically the gin and tonic. At the end of the post I happened to mention that I am not actually a huge fan of gin.
Well, this got the attention of someone who thought maybe I just hadn’t [...]

Summer Drinking, Had Me a Blast

As I said earlier today (about 2 posts down) it is summer time, and what better way to ring in the summer then with a nice drink.
I have always thought of Gin* as an ideal summer drink. Its crisp clean taste of juniper berries, how well it mixes with lime, and and how nice it [...]

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