Archive | August, 2011

Summery drinks

5 Aug

Now that it FINALLY feels like summer in Vancouver, it’s time to hit the patio. I’ve found some great “body conscious” drinks courtesy of The Fader. Perfect for after work with a book on the balcony watching the sunset, or having a few girlfriends over for Sunday brunch. Enjoy!

TEMPEST Directions:
Combine 1 cup of cantaloupe juice with a 1.5 ounce shot of bourbon, a dash of green tea syrup, a dash of sea salt, some sprigs of mint and a few squeezes of lime. Shake and pour over ice. Garnish with mint leaves. 196 calories per serving.

Best simple syrup here: http://www.thehungrymouse.com/2009/01/13/basic-cooking-how-to-make-simple-syrup/

MUTINY Directions:
Drain one cup of juice from a watermelon (have extra). Combine juice with 2-3 wedges of lime, 1.5 ounces of tequila, a teaspoon of sugar and two dashes of rhubarb bitters. Throw in some fresh mint leaves and leave more leaves for garnish. 183 calories per serving

 

CLOSEHAUL Directions:
In a frosted glass, combine one cup of freshly juiced cucumber with 1.5 ounces of gin and two wedges of fresh lime. Pour in one dash of chamomile syrup and two dashes of lemon bitters. Pour over ice and serve. 161 calories per serving.

Read more: http://www.thefader.com/2011/08/02/body-conscious-four-slim-summer-drinks/#ixzz1UDZfldEu