I could think of no better way to close out the H&H Summer happy hour series than with a drink toasting the change in season. If you are like us, you have the windows open and are going to bed and waking up with a little more crispness to the air. Having recently taken a trip to [...]
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What a crazy week here in the H&H Hood. First the earthquake and then Irene of which some of you reading this are still without power. Well at 6:30 Saturday night when Irene was really getting worked up the inevitable happened it went dark. I absolutely could not let ice cubes melt in the freezer [...]
We have changed the flavors of drinks in several posts in the series, first we infused vodka, then we made a thyme simple syrup, and now we will make a blackberry/rosemary simple syrup to be added to Champagne or in this case Prosecco. All of these were done using local in season ingredients and this [...]
As we start to round the corner of summer, seeing fall on the horizon, we continue to look for relief from this oppressive Virginia heat. For this week’s H&H Happy Hour cocktail we turn to a drink actually created during prohibition. Gin being banned at the time, people would make it in their bathtubs giving it a [...]
The past two H&H Happy Hour drinks featured were examples of light, refreshing, low alcohol, and to put it bluntly: “pretty” drinks. It’s about time I got back to basics by pulling out a bottle of Virginia bourbon, frying up some bacon, and simply…well… pickling some pickles.
I was feeling nostalgic while wandering the SOTJ farmers market this past weekend and was thrilled to see so many peaches available. I guess the nostalgia came as I was going through what drinking fads I seem to have gone through in my life. I dug back into the memory banks and remembered the mid-eighties…you remember…..
A Pimm’s Cup is to Wimbledon what a mint julep is to the Kentucky Derby. Produced in Great Britain with a low alcohol content (25% by volume) this is the perfect drink to help use up some of those cucumbers that are taking over your garden right about now.
Growing up, mint was always a welcome herb in the summer – growing and spreading like bamboo. After running around the neighborhood in 95 degree heat sticking a few sprigs of mint in my mouth and biting down always seemed to cool me down several degrees no matter how hot I was. Now that I’m older, nothing [...]
Anyone can throw tomato juice in a glass of ice, add vodka and a celery stick. As we begin to kick off weekends at the river, pool, and backyard barbecues, let’s learn how to make the perfect Bloody Mary – which actually begins two weeks prior by infusing the vodka.