I had a pint of beautiful blackberries looking up at me the other day. They seemed to say, “Well now that you’ve got us, what are you going to do with us?” I guess I could have baked them in a cobbler or pie, but I wanted to celebrate their fresh, raw, juiciness. Half of […]
As I’ve said before, the smashing Caipirinha is my favorite drink. The original is still my favorite, but I also love the cherry, St-Germain & Rosemary Caipiroska, and this one, which includes strawberries and pineapple along with the traditional lime. Muddle, shake, sip, and enjoy.
Happy 100th post to the Ruby Spoon! (I’m patting myself on the back…) It has been a year, and I hope you have enjoyed reading, cooking, and drinking through this blog as much as I have enjoyed cooking, drinking, and writing it. I chose this variation on the caipirinha because the original caipirinha was almost […]
I love Fridays. Or more specifically, Friday nights. It has always been my favorite night of the week. This might be because it signifies the end of a long week at work, the anticipation of the weekend, or possibly it might be the idea of happy hour with friends or family. Friday night has usually […]
adapted from: Serious Eats makes: 1 mocktail In my opinion it’s hard to beat a well made cocktail, especially this time of year when you can muddle seasonal fruits and herbs for drinks like caipirinhas, smashes, and mojitos. However, sometimes a booze-free drink is in order. Perhaps you’re hosting a baby shower, you want a more hydrating drink but […]
Since stubborn Old Man Winter can’t seem to relinquish his firm hold in this part of the country, (I can hear him snickering with evil glee) here I am still making hearty winter dishes. Don’t mistake me. I do love filling, cold-weather appropriate meals, but while I was stirring this delicious risotto I found myself […]
Happy July! This is one of my favorite months as it is usually hot. I also love the celebration of Independence Day complete with the wafting aroma of charcoal smoke, grilled food, cold drinks, churning homemade ice cream, and laughter with friends and family in the back yard. This cocktail is perfect for such an […]
This is a beautiful twist on a caipiroska, which if you remember from one of my very first posts, is a caipirinha with vodka instead of cachaça. I like all of the cocktails I’ve posted, but this one could be the new crème de la crème for me. Perfect for any time of year really, but […]