Posts from the ‘drinks’ Category

St-Germain Gin and Tonic

We have a new favorite drink at our house; one that will transition perfectly into summer.

I love a good gin and tonic, and I love St-Germain, a French elderflower liqueur. The combination of the two is brilliant!  The boy makes it perfectly, and I’m a very happy girl.

St-Germaine Gin and Tonic

  • 1½ parts Gin
  • 1 part St-Germain
  • 3 parts Tonic Water
  • Lime wedge

Combine first three ingredients in a glass with ice. Squeeze in lime and stir. Serve with a lime wedge garnish.

Official recipe:



Hot Buttered Booze

This is a recipe for an awesome paste you melt into hot water and rum to make amazing buttered rum. Problem is, we had no rum. So I mixed it with some whiskey (Gentleman Jack, I love you so) and it was seriously delicious. Moral to this story? I’m not sure, other than various liquors would work very well with this mix. It’s even delicious without the booze. It was a great drink to curl up with last night while I watched the snow (and ice) fall.

This recipe also called for pumpkin pie spice, and I was all out and didn’t feel like buying any, so I made my own with some cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. It worked perfectly.

Hot Buttered ________

  • 1 pound brown sugar ( I love dark)
  • 8 ounces honey
  • 2 sticks salted butter, softened
  • 7 ounce jar marshmallow creme
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg (I always use fresh)
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla

Mix all of the ingredients together in your mixer, and store in an airtight container for up to three months. To serve, mix one or two spoonfuls into a mug of hot water and a splash of your liquor of choice.

Original recipe here:

Liquid Summer

If our house wine is Bohemian (bought by the case. Yeah…), then our house drink is a lemon drop. Love them. This is the reason why we typically go through a bag of lemons a week.
Note: we like ’em tart. Very tart. If you have more of a sweet tooth, you might want to add some more sugar.

La’s Lemon Drops
Makes 1 drink
Juice of 3 lemons
2 oz vodka
2 tbsp sugar

Shake it all together with ice, then strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with mint leaves, though we rarely have any around.

Deliciously potent, so be careful.