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Archive | Beverages

Lime Tea

from Decoration Day

It’s hard to believe that the juice of just one lime can make all the diffrence in a pitcher of sweet tea. But try this and you’ll see why it is the signature beverage of College Mound Decoration Day.…

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Ginger Lime Spritzer

from A Summer Concert Picnic

This bright, citrusy and spicy spritzer can easily turn into a cordial with a splash of your favorite spirits, such as vodka or tequila.

Makes 4 servings

1½ cups sugar
1 cup water
1 (3-inch) knob of ginger, peeled and sliced
Zest of 1 lime
½ cup lime juice
Mint
Soda water

In a small pot over medium-high heat, combine sugar, water, ginger and zest (grated green peel) and bring to a boil.…

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Texas Rye Punch

Texas Rye Punch

Serve in a pitcher or punch bowl garnished with organic edible flowers—like pansies, violets, nasturtiums or marigold petals.

Serves 8 to 10

4 cups fresh grapefruit juice
2½ cups Herman Marshall Texas Rye Whiskey
⅔ cup sweet vermouth
1 cup club soda
Garnish: strawberries, grapefruit wheels, edible flowers

Pour grapefruit juice, whiskey, vermouth and club soda in punch bowl or pitcher.…

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Spring Thyme

Photo: Gyorgy Papp

Juicy strawberries and fragrant thyme pair well with gin.

Serves one

¼ cup strawberries
3 thyme sprigs
1 lemon wedge
3 ounces gin

Place the strawberries, two of the thyme sprigs and the lemon wedge in a shaker and muddle well; fill the shaker with ice, add the gin, and shake well.…

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Clove ‘N’ Thyme Toddy

Photo by Lauren Coe

Herbs give this timeless toddy an elevated flavor profile.

Makes 1 serving

TODDY

1 jigger (1½ ounces) Texas bourbon
1 tablespoon (½ ounce) lemon juice
1 tablespoon (½ ounce) Clove-Thyme Honey (recipe follows)
Thyme sprig and lemon peel

Add all ingredients to mug and top with hot water.…

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Sapna’s Spiced Chai


PHOTO: SAPNA PUNJABI-GUPTA

Buy Sapna’s chai blend online or at the Coppell Farmers Market. Or make your own with this recipe.

Makes 1 serving

1 cup water
2 thin slices of fresh ginger (about ½-inch thick)
1 whole green cardamom pod
1 teaspoon Indian black tea (see note)
1/3 cup whole milk or non-dairy milk (almond/soy/coconut)
Sweetener of choice (see note)

Begin heating water in a small pot.…

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The Ludeman—Texas-Style

Makes 1 serving

2 dashes Angostura Bitters
½ ounce (1 tablespoon) maple syrup
½ ounce (1 tablespoon) orange juice
¾ ounce (1½ tablespoons) lemon juice
1½ ounces (1 jigger or 3 tablespoons) Texas bourbon
Garnish: Flamed orange wheel and rosemary

In a rocks glass, add first 5 ingredients with ice and stir.…

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SAGE BLOSSOM

This bourbon-based cocktail combines the warmth of maple syrup with herbal notes that complement the season.

Makes 1 serving

1 ½ ounces bourbon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon maple syrup
3 to 4 sage leaves, torn, plus a few for garnish
Ice
Trinity Cider Deep Ellum Dry (or any dry hard cider)

Shake first 4 ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into cocktail glass over rocks.…

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Peaches, Five Ways


Photo by Ellise Pierce

MAKE PEACH-BASIL POPSICLES

Peel, pit and purée some peaches in a blender, add local honey (or maple syrup) to taste and a handful of basil leaves. Freeze in popsicle molds overnight. Remove by running a little hot water over the bottom.…

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