yours truly, serving up Lemon-Absinthe Poppers
The Blind Pig
recipe adapted from Cherry Tea Cakes
equal parts (1 oz. or 1 shot each)...
fresh lemon juice
The Bee's Knees
recipe adapted from Southern Cocktails:
1 shot gin
1/2 shot fresh lemon juice
1 shot honey syrup*
recipe created by me!
1 sm. jigger tequila (1 oz.)
1 lrg. jigger grapefruit juice (1.5 oz.)
1/2 lrg. jigger basil or thyme syrup** (3/4 oz.)
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*Honey Simple Syrup Recipe
1 1/2 c. honey
1/2 c. water
1/ c. fresh lemon juice
1/2 t. grated lemon zest
Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Pour into jar and store in refrigerator for several months.
** Herb Simple Syrup Recipe
Make basic simple syrup by combining equal parts water and sugar (ex: 1 cup of each). Bring to a boil. When mixture comes to a boil, throw in a generous handful of fresh herbs of your choice. Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes, until the herbs just begin to loose their color. Remove from heat, cover and let cool. Pour everything, herbs and all, into a jar and refrigerate for up to two weeks. If you add in a shot of vodka, it will keep longer, about a month.
And don't you even think about using anything other than a real lemon for any of these recipes!