Lonestar Lemon Drop Cocktail
Saw Paula’s Texas Lemon and picked up a bottle to make a lemon drop type cocktail. Since she and Tito are from Texas I decided to combine them both to make a lemon drop type cocktail.
2 oz Paula’s Texas Lemon
2 oz Tito’s Vodka (freezer stored)
1/2 lemon (juiced)
Combine and shake 40 times with some ice and garnish with sliced lemon.
Making your own dressings is super easy and I really think it makes a difference as you can enjoy the freshness and brightness of the flavors. This recipe is adapted from Ina Garten where I reduced the amount of lemon and punched up with some spice. Serving with buttery bibb lettuce and topping with roasted crispy bacon bits.
1 cup of Dukes Mayo
1 cup of Sour Cream
1 tbs anchovy paste
1 lemon (taste and add more if needed)
3 cloves minced garlic
1 bunch of green onions
1 cup of fresh basil
pinch of cayenne
dash of tabasco
Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste
Crispy Roasted bacon
Place everything in a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust according to your taste. We quartered Bibb lettuce and drizzled with the dressing and topped with diced tomatoes and crispy roasted bacon.
Ginger Sour Cocktail
Tonight we had our korean steak saam which had ginger in it so we naturally wanted to use somehow. We grabbed a couple of limes and a lemon and then noticed our moonshine cherries and thought it would all blend well with some Fentiman’s Ginger Beer.
6 oz of Titos Vodka
1 Fentiman’s Ginger Beer
2 tbs of grated ginger (used jarred)
2 Ole Smoky’s Moonshine Cheeries
pinch of salt
I juiced the lemons and lime and muddled in the moonshine cherry, ginger and vodka. Top it with ginger beer and ice.
Summer Splash Cocktail
Trying to come up with a cocktail that included basil and vodka. Was leaning towards the Gimlet but needed more volume so added some Dr. Brown’s Cel Ray soda.
6 oz Titos Vodka
6 bruised leaves of Basil
Juice of two lemons
1 Dr Brown Cel-Ray Soda
Muddle, mix and top with Cel-Ray.