Posted on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Here’s my recipe for a terrific day – invite a foodie/great cook friend over like my buddy Melody, have a bunch of fresh herbs, spices and citrus fruits on hand, and start inventing infused simple syrups for future cocktails! We started with a couple of recipes from books, some ideas of pleasing favor combinations, and then created even better combinations after we got warmed up.
Melody wanted to create some grenadine syrup, and made a delicious one using a recipe from Maggie Savarino’s The Seasonal Cocktail Companion. Another absolutely delicious recipe came from Scott Beattie’s Artisanal Cocktails book for Chinese Five Spice Syrup.
Meanwhile, we had four other syrups we invented simmering away:
Vanilla Bean & Cardamom
Lemon & Coriander Seeds
Juniper Berries, Allspice & Lime
Thyme, Orange & Pink Peppercorn
These four recipes can be found in the Infusions & More tab above, under syrups. Along with other ways to use these wonderful flavors with other food and drinks.
Here is my haul of our culinary collaboration. Mixology masterpieces!