beverages

Watermelon Basil Agua Fresca

Ingredients: 1 6 lb seedless watermelon 1 cup cold water 1/4 cup basil simple syrup* juice of 1/4 lime Directions: Scoop out the watermelon, using an ice cream scooper, directly into a food processor**. Add the basil syrup. Pulse until smooth. Strain through a wide wire mesh sieve into a […]

Guinness Punch

Ingredients: per drink 12 oz cold Guinness stout 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk 1/16 teaspoon cocoa 1/16 teaspoon allspice 1/16 teaspoon cinnamon Directions: In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the cocoa, allspice and cinnamon to remove any clumps. Then pour the Guinness into a large cup (larger […]

Mango Lemonade

Ingredients: 4 cups cold water or club soda 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 to 1/2 cup ginger or plain simple syrup to taste 1/4 cup fresh mango puree Directions: In a large pitcher, stir together the mango puree, lemon juice and simple syrup. Then stir in the cold […]

Kiwi-Mango Slush

Ingredients: 2 kiwi, peeled 3/4-1 cup ice 1/4 cup cubed mango 2 tablespoons ginger simple syrup boba pearls (optional) Directions: Boil some water, pour in as many boba pearls as desired. Cook until they all float to the top. Place the ice, kiwifruit, mango and ginger syrup in a blender. […]

Soda Chanh

Ingredients: freshly squeezed lime juice simple syrup club soda Directions: Per glass: Pour roughly a 1/4 inch of simple syrup into the bottom of a large glass. Add the juice of half a lime (or more to taste) and stir to combine. Top with 12 oz club soda. My thoughts: […]

Chai Hot Chocolate

Recently the editor of Four Weeks Magazine contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in contributing an original recipe for hot chocolate for this month’s issue. Of course I was! Who doesn’t love hot chocolate? I took it as a an opportunity to try something new and created a […]

Chai

Ingredients:2 cups milk2 cups water2 tablespoons cardamom, crushed4 teaspoons black leaf tea*2 teaspoons granular black tea**2 cinnamon sticks2 cloves10 black peppercorns1 inch clove of ginger, smashed with a knifesugar to taste *green label tea (ask for it at your local Indian grocery)** red label tea (ask for it at your […]