Garden Cocktails

July 03, 2012
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“Elixir of fruit juice, crushed root, and golden honey date back to the dawn of time and far beyond the written word,” noted Charles H. Baker Jr., author of the esteemed 1939 volume The Gentleman's Companion. And indeed, it can be argued that virtually all cocktails stem from ingredients pulled in some manner from the earth, be it the julep (whose name, according to the above title, comes from the “Persian gulab, or Arab julab, meaning rose water”) or the fresh strawberry juice-infused La Fraise d'Amour.

Summer Cocktail: Watermelon Shrub

August 23, 2010
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1 small watermelon

1 quart white wine vinegar

1 quart sugar

Cucumbers, sliced thinly

1 ounce Pisco

1 1/4 ounces watermelon syrup (recipe below)

Club Soda

To make watermelon syrup:

Lemongrass Martini

April 03, 2009
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Created by Taste Catering and Special Events' President and Mixologist, Mags Teskey for the garden party hosted by Davis Dalbok, featured in Garden Design's April 2009 issue.

This drink is worth the effort. You can make the ingredients in large batches and save in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Lemongrass Martini

Makes 2 drinks