Friday, July 12, 2013

Gardening at Night (drink recipe)

This is a drink I invented last night.  We drank it while eating grilled jalapeno/lime jumbo diver sea scallops, grill-roasted yukon gold potatoes, and an organic kale salad with blueberry-cilantro-lime dressing.  There was a kick-ass lightning storm across the entire mountain range.

Freaking fantastic on all counts.


  • Jim Beam Green bourbon
  • St. Germain elderflower liqueur
  • fresh limes
  • cilantro
  • blueberries
  • jalapeno
  • basil
  • St. Pellegrino sparkling water

Muddle a couple sprigs of cilantro in a mortar/pestle. Squeeze in a quarter of a fresh lime.

Toss some blueberries and a couple slices of jalapeno into a shaker.

Pour 1 part St. Germain (we call it faery-teat juice) and 4 parts Jim Beam Green into shaker.

Pour a little of the liquor mixture into the mortar to extract everything, and then pour it all back into the shaker.

Shake vigorously with ice (I like to bruise the eff out of the ice so there are chips floating in your glass).

Place a small handful of blueberries in the bottom of a high ball glass then fill with ice.

Pour shaker over ice to around 3/4 full. Add St. Pellegrino to fill glass.

Garnish with basil and two slices of jalapeno on a thin slice of lime.

Watch the lightning and remember how awesome your life is.

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