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This blog is to show to the world the hidden gems of life down south. There'll be a bit of gardening, a bit of cooking, a bit of nature, restaurants, shops, and scenes. I'll be doing some homemaking, some renovating, and some adventuring! And drinking. There will definitely be some drinking. If you like passing a good time, let us show you how we do it!

Tudor Rose Cocktail

Tudor Rose Cocktail

I've been mildly obsessed with floral things and spring in general. I've also been pondering the idea of our own little hen-house in the yard, but before I'm granted clearance, I have to find viable uses for the number of eggs we'd have on hand! Introducing the Tudor Rose cocktail, which encapsulates both!

Tudor Rose Cocktail

  • 1.5oz Rose-infused vodka (recipe follows)
  • 1/2oz Campari
  • 1/2oz St. Germain Liqueur
  • 1/2oz good Grenadine
  • 1 fresh egg white

Add ice and water to a coupe glass to chill. In a Boston shaker can, combine all ingredients except egg white. Add ice, and stir vigorously to cool. Strain into shaker pint, and discard ice. In the cool shaker can, add egg white, and agitate with barspoon to break down major proteins and begin the whipping process. DO NOT ADD ICE, we are conducting a reverse dry shake! Add remaining drink ingredients, seal, and shake vigorously until drink is frothy. Pour into chilled cocktail coupe and serve immediately.

Rose-Infused Vodka

  • 1/4 cup fresh fragrant rose petals
  • 1 cup decent vodka

In a mason jar, bruise petals with muddler to express oils, add vodka, and stir. Seal, and let to steep in a cool dark place for 2 days, agitating occasionally. Strain petals before after 2 days, as they will begin to become tannic.

Cilantro + Mint Margarita

Cilantro + Mint Margarita