Pure, intense, and flavorfulâ€”homemade cocktails are best straight from the source. Start in your garden or local market and create an in-season, made-from-scratch cocktail to lift your spirits and impress your guests. But be warned: Once youâ€™ve tasted the fresh version of your favorite drink, youâ€™ll never want to go back.
Start by making your own syrups:
â€”Simple syrup: an absolute staple and the base for unlimited concoctions
â€”Herbal syrups including Thai Basil Syrup, Mint Syrup, and Lavender Syrup
â€”Spice syrups, featuring Cinnamon Syrup, Ginger Syrup, and Orange Cardamom Syrup
â€”Fruit/vegetable syrups such as Rhubarb Syrup, Pear Syrup, and Celery Syrup
Make your own bar basics:
â€”Fresh Citrus Cordials like the Ruby Red Grapefruit-Lemongrass Cordial
â€”Classic garnishes, including real Cocktail Cherries and Cocktail Onions
â€”Classic mixers like Grenadine, Ginger Beer Concentrate, and Bloody Mary Mix
Make your own infusions:
â€”Base spirits including Cucumber, Lemon & Dill Gin and JalapeÃ±o-Cilantro Vodka
â€”Limoncello: a homemade version of the Italian classic
â€”Bitters: a cocktail classic with new, unique flavor combinations
And explore the more than 50 drink recipes that feature your fresh, homemade creations!
Katie Loeb is a bartender, sommelier, creator of craft cocktails, and author of numerous articles and cocktail recipes, which have been published in Bon ApetÃt, The Los Angeles Times, Imbibe, Philadelphia Magazine, Inside, and Food & Wine Magazine cocktail books. She has consulted for numerous restaurant groups and spirit brands, providing cocktail recipes, beverage lists, and operations assistance. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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