New recipes

Almost-Spring Cocktail Recipes

Almost-Spring Cocktail Recipes

How to use the season's best fruits in your drink

How to use spring's best ingredients for cocktails.

We have entered the time of year when the season is still very obviously winter, but, as Staten Island Chuck and the rest of the groundhogs told us, springtime is just around the corner. As this seasonal shift starts to take place, so do our choices when it comes to seasonal produce.

The best cocktails have the freshest of the fresh when it comes to ingredients, and in order to ensure top quality, it’s important to be on top of the seasonal fruit game. In this transitional period, we are presented with a multitude of tasty fruits that can be used in some great seasonal sips. Pears, passion fruit, and oranges are on the menu for current seasonal cocktails. It may still be uncomfortably cold outside, but having one—or all—of these drinks will be sure to warm you up, and before you know it, winter jacket season will finally be over!

Read on for our suggestions for seasonal sipping, as well as a recipe for an extra sweet treat that uses a couple of these timely ingredients. And as always, let us know about your favorite cocktails, or your own recipes in the comments section below. Cheers, and happy (almost) spring!

Click here to find orange, passion fruit, and pear cocktails.

— Sara Kay, The Spir.it


Almost Spring Time

You will see a lot of raab on our menu this week. You have probably heard of broccoli raab, which is a hardy, slightly bitter, flower from a type of turnip. Other raabs are somewhat of a new crop for farmers, used to describe the flower of most any cabbage family crops. Our friend Katherine Deumling at Cook What You Have has a great description and some amazing recipes, videos, lessons and so much insight. If you have not seen her sight check it out!

  • One stop shop…
  • Add wine, beer, cider, soda, salad to your order
  • Pizza menu is at the bottom of this email and online
  • We cannot accommodate build your own pizzas at this time
  • Whole pizzas only, no half-n-half’s
  • Pizzas will be served hot and ready to eat, pre-cut and orders will be pre-boxed
  • Orders are first come first serve and will be closed when sold out
  • All payments will be made prior to pick up
  • If you want to tip, you can find the option on the order form, no cash is accepted at the restaurant
  • Pre-ordered, pre-paid, zero contact pickup only
  • Our first priority is to keep our staff, customers, and community safe during this continued pandemic, our dining room will remain closed
  • Salads are boxed, undressed and should be tossed thoroughly before serving.
  • To reheat pizzas – place a wire oven rack in upper part of oven, turn oven to 400. Place pizza immediately on a wire rack with a pan underneath to catch any drippings. Heat for a few minutes until cheese is melty.
  • Remember that your pizza boxes are compostable!

lil’ Ciabatta – Sifted whole wheat, high gluten white, whole rye

Raab – Mixed bunch of cabbage family flower buds. Kale, collards, bok choi, arugula, mizzuna

Chad & Bree Stock of Constant Crush just released this approachable Orange Rosé made from Muscat & Pinot Gris from the Eola – Amity Hills AVA.

This wine is light and refreshing, delicious on it’s own paired with a beautiful 60 degree day in the PNW, right before you dive into that first bite of Spicy Pesto Pizza! Enjoy a bottle or two this weekend.

WINTER PIZZAS

Herbivore – spinach, purple hon tsai tai broccoli raab, calabrian chilies, leeks, mozzarella, feta- 25

Carnivore – bacon, apple, fava tips, mozzarella, fresh mozzarella – 27

Spicy Pesto – spicy chili pesto, roasted shitake mushrooms, mozzarella, goat cheese – 24

Classic – tomato sauce, mozzarella – 17

Vegan – vegan béchamel, tatsoi raab, roasted red onion, shiitake, cashew parm – 25

Pepp – pepperoni, tomato sauce, mozzarella – 21

Sausage – pork sausage, tomato sauce, mozzarella – 21

Seeded Flat Bread – black and white sesame, poppy, fennel, sea salt – 12

add to your pizza –
– Roasted Shiitakes – 4
– Sausage – 5
– Arugula – 3

SALADS and SOUPS

Chicory Caesar – (NOT kale) chicory, bagelcrumbs, parmesan, garlic anchovy aioli* – 15

Winter Greens – winter salad mix and veggies, hazelnuts, goat cheese, mustard vinaigrette – 14

Roasted Raab – garlic, chilies, sesame, sunflower seeds – 10

Veggie and Barley Soup – Ayers Creek Barley, cabbage, carrots, shiitake stock – 1 quart – 12

Lil’ Ciabatta – Sifted whole wheat, high gluten white, whole rye, salt, yeast – 5

Lil’ Sesame Whole Grain – red fife whole wheat flour, whole rye flour, high gluten white flour, tahini paste, sesame oil, salt – 5

Bagel Chips – Thinly sliced, toasted, olive oil and sea salt – 8

FROM THE MARKET
Shiitake and mixed raabs.

WINE and DRINKS! (see website)

Pre-ordered, pre-paid, zero contact pickup only.

+pesto is dairy and nut free

*Eating raw or under cooked food may increase your risk for food borne illness


Easy Cranberry Margarita Recipe

A simple, quick and easy cranberry margarita recipe, that is great for Christmas or New Years Eve party! >>Want to PIN this recipe for later? Click HERE to save the recipe to your favourite Cocktail Board on Pinterest. << Oh hey guys! I know, posting two cocktails in one week is a little weird right? But.


Let's mixthings up!

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with coffee beans.

Moscow Mule

Absolut Vodka, Lime Juice, Ginger Beer, Lime

How to make

Fill a mule mug with ice cubes. Add Absolut Vodka and lime juice. Top up with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Pornstar Martini

Absolut Vanilia, Passion Fruit Purée, Vanilla Syrup, Pineapple, Passion Fruit, Passion Fruit

  • 1½ Parts Absolut Vanilia
  • ¾ Part Passion Fruit Purée
  • ½ Part Vanilla Syrup
  • 1 Slice Pineapple
  • 1 Half Passion fruit
  • 1 Half Passion fruit

How to make

Muddle one slice of pineapple in a shaker. Add Absolut Vanilia, passion fruit pulp from half a passion fruit, vanilla syrup and passion fruit purée. Shake and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with 1/2 passion fruit floating. Serve accompanied with a shot of Champagne.

Lemon Drop Shot

Absolut Citron, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Lemon

  • ⅔ Part Absolut Citron
  • ½ Part Lemon Juice
  • ¼ Part Simple Syrup
  • 1 Wedge Lemon

How to make

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled shot glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge and a sugar rim.

Amaretto Sour

Amaretto, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Egg White, Cherry, Orange

  • 1½ Parts Amaretto
  • 1 Part Lemon Juice
  • ⅔ Part Simple Syrup
  • ⅓ Part Egg White
  • 1 Whole Cherry
  • 1 Slice Orange

How to make

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a maraschino berry and an orange slice.

Vodka Soda

Absolut Vodka, Soda Water, Lime Juice, Lime

  • 1⅓ Parts Absolut Vodka
  • 5 Parts Soda Water
  • ½ Part Lime Juice
  • 2 Wheels Lime

How to make

Fill a rocks glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Garnish with two lime wheels.

Vodka Cranberry

Absolut Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Lime

How to make

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Sex On The Beach

Absolut Vodka, Light Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Peach Schnapps, Lime, Cherry

  • ¾ Part Absolut Vodka
  • 3⅓ Parts Light Orange Juice
  • 3⅓ Parts Cranberry Juice
  • ¾ Part Peach Schnapps
  • 1 Wheel Lime
  • 1 Whole Cherry

How to make

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Garnish with lime and a cherry.

Absolut Pears Martini

Absolut Pears, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Pear Puree, Pear

  • 1½ Parts Absolut Pears
  • ¾ Part Simple Syrup
  • ½ Part Lemon Juice
  • ½ Part Pear Puree
  • 1 Slice Pear

How to make

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a pear slice or get creative and do something like in the picture.

Vodka Sour

Absolut Vodka, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Bitters, Egg White, Cherry, Lemon

  • 1½ Parts Absolut Vodka
  • 1 Part Lemon Juice
  • ½ Part Simple Syrup
  • 3 Dashes Bitters
  • ½ Part Egg White
  • 1 Whole Cherry
  • 1 Wedge Lemon

How to make

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a cherry and a lemon wedge.

Old Fashioned

Sugar Cube (white), Bitters, Bourbon, Orange

How to make

Muddle sugar cube (white) and bitters in a rocks glass. Fill with ice cubes. Add bourbon. Stir. Garnish with an orange twist.

Passion Fruit Martini

Absolut Vanilia, Passion Fruit Purée, Vanilla Syrup, Pineapple, Passion Fruit

  • 1½ Parts Absolut Vanilia
  • ¾ Part Passion Fruit Purée
  • ½ Part Vanilla Syrup
  • 1 Slice Pineapple
  • 1 Half Passion fruit

How to make

Muddle one slice of pineapple in a shaker. Add Absolut Vanilia, passion fruit pulp from half a passion fruit, vanilla syrup and passion fruit purée. Shake and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with 1/2 passion fruit floating. Serve accompanied with a shot of Champagne.

Vodka Mojito

Absolut Vodka, Simple Syrup, Mint Leaf, Lime, Soda Water

  • 1½ Parts Absolut Vodka
  • ⅔ Part Simple Syrup
  • 6 Whole Mint Leaves
  • 4 Quarters Lime
  • Soda Water

How to make

Muddle mint leaves, lime and simple syrup in a highball glass. Fill with crushed ice. Add Absolut Vodka. Stir. Top up with soda water. Garnish with mint leaf.

Vodka Ginger Ale

Absolut Vodka, Ginger Ale, Lime

How to make

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Dirty Martini

Gin, Dry Vermouth, Olive Juice, Green Olive

  • 1½ Parts Gin
  • ⅓ Part Dry Vermouth
  • ¼ Part Olive Juice
  • 1 Whole Green Olive

How to make

Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Stir and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a green olive.

Cosmopolitan

Absolut Citron, Triple Sec, Lime Juice, Cranberry Juice, Orange Zest

  • 1⅓ Parts Absolut Citron
  • ⅔ Part Triple Sec
  • ⅔ Part Lime Juice
  • ⅔ Part Cranberry Juice
  • 1 Twist Orange Zest

How to make

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange zest twist.

Whiskey Sour

Bourbon, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Egg White, Cherry

  • 1½ Parts Bourbon
  • 1 Part Lemon Juice
  • ¾ Part Simple Syrup
  • ⅓ Part Egg White
  • 1 Whole Cherry

How to make

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a rocks glass. The Whiskey Sour can be served on the rocks with a cherry, or straight up.

Long Island Iced Tea

Absolut Vodka, Light Rum, Gin, Tequila Blanco, Triple Sec, Lemon Juice, Cola, Lime

  • ⅔ Part Absolut Vodka
  • ⅔ Part Light Rum
  • ⅔ Part Gin
  • ⅔ Part Tequila Blanco
  • ⅔ Part Triple Sec
  • 1⅓ Parts Lemon Juice
  • ⅔ Part Cola
  • 1 Wheel Lime

How to make

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Garnish with a lime wheel, orange and lemon also works great, it's up to you!


Almost-Spring Cocktail Recipes - Recipes

FAQ: Adrenal Cocktail Recipes

Posted on October 8, 2018 by RCP Admin

There are several pre-mixed versions of the “Adrenal Cocktail” that can be found in the RCP Instruction Manual (free download available here).

Outlined below is a DIY recipe with several alternatives, based on what resources you have available and/or can tolerate. In general, any “Adrenal Cocktail” recipe should deliver approximately:

Base Recipe

  • 4 Oz. of Orange Juice
    • Fresh squeezed is best, but not essential. The Vitamin-C Complex makes sure that the minerals noted below get to the Liver to then nourish the Adrenals.
    • This is an excellent source of Potassium, or you can use Potassium Bicarbonate.
    • This is an excellent source of Sodium & 90+ other trace minerals.

    Take 1-2 times/day — an hour before or after food (usually around 10am and/or 2pm) The original source of this recipe was Susan Blackard, NP, ND, PhD at the Rejuvenation Health Center in Springfield, MO. The following alternatives were compiled by Valerie Engh.

    Alternative #1

    Replaces Cream of Tartar & Orange Juice with Coconut Water and Wholefood Vitamin C.

      You want to get enough Coconut Water to ensure you receive

    Alternative #2

    Uses water instead of Cream of Tartar, Orange Juice, or Coconut Water.

    • “Prescribed for Life” brand is recommended
    • Again, you want to ensure you receive

    Alternative #3

    Uses Cream of Tartar, but uses water instead of Orange Juice or Coconut Water.

    Other Substitutions

    Ready to learn more about RCP?

    • First, visit What is The Root Cause Protocol?
    • Second, download the FREE RCP Instruction Manual!
    • Then, consider purchasing the RCP 101 Video Series ($99) if you want to understand the WHY behind each step.
    • Then, consider joining the RCP Premium Community (only $9.97/month).
    • If you would like to get help implementing the RCP for yourself or a loved one, please work with an RCP Consultant.
    • If you’d like to become a “Mineral Detective”, sign up to attend the RCP Institute with classes taught by Morley Robbins, creator of the RCP.
    • If you have any other questions, please visit the All Resources page, or contact Customer Service.
    To learn more, download the FREE RCP Instruction Manual.

    The Magic Green Sauce

    It’s 60 degrees and sunny here, you guys! I just want to dance and scream and hug everything in sight! Can you feel my squeeze of excitement?!

    We’ve been firing up the grill for dinners over the last week and boy does it feel good. Less mess in the kitchen, more fresh food, and QUICK…the grill is just so quick! And just as the grill has come out of hibernation, so has this magic green sauce. I know I’ve told y’all about it before in some way, shape or form. But this stuff has been made at least 5 times over the last week…I double the recipe in hopes of it lasting us a while but it just gets smeared, smothered, poured and drizzled so much that I can’t keep up! I need to get that herb garden going:)

    There are so many uses for this sauce…it’s legit magical. Nick and I’s VERY favorite condiment. Drizzle it on any grilled meat or fish and you’ll never need a chimichurri again. Serve it with fresh veggies and you can say goodbye to ranch. It’s pure bliss as a vinaigrette for any green salad. Or over roasted or baked sweet or russet potatoes. And my kids fave: drizzled over a caprese salad. Georgia will fight you to the death for the last bite)

    We basically put it on all the things…like ALL! Its bright and fresh and transforms any basic prepared meal into something special. If I could force you to make just one recipe of mine…this one would be up there on the list!

    The Magic Green Sauce

    Ingredients

    1 1/2 Cups Fresh Parsley Leaves

    3/4 Cup Fresh Basil Leaves

    1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro Leaves

    2 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard

    1/2-3/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Place the parsley, basil, cilantro, garlic, vinegar, honey, Dijon, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor and process until well combined. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil, starting with 1/2 a cup and adding more if needed until you’ve reached your desired consistency-i usually go with a little over half a cup-and process until smooth. Serve at room temperature or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

    Share this:

    Like this:


    Recipe Notes

    What is a white wine spritzer?

    A white wine or wine spritzer is a cocktail combing wine, and soda water/mineral water/club soda.

    The addition of the soda water makes it really light and refreshing, which is why I love it for the summer time.

    I feel a lot more hydrated when I drink spritzers!

    What type of wine can I use?

    Preferably and light white wine, that is not too sweet, such as a Sauvignon Blanc, or dry Pinot Gris.

    Personally, I'm a huge fan of all things New Zealand when it comes to white wine, and Marlborough Sav Blanc is usually my go-to region and wine for whites.

    I opted for a Clean Skin brand because it was cheap and still drinkable. Clean Skin wines are wines that are available in Australia and New Zealand and have no label. They are typically sold very cheap and can be quite good.

    Ingredient List

    Lucky for you, these white wine spritzers are ridiculously easy and require just a few simple ingredients.

    • White Wine - see above for more information.
    • Club Soda - this is hydrating, bubbly and brings the spritz to the spritzer
    • Fresh ginger - finely grated
    • Lemon - juice of one lemon
    • Rosemary - one rosemary sprig, plus more for garnish
    • Sugar - you'll need a ¼ cup of sugar for the simple syrup
    • Water - equal parts to sugar for the simple syrup

    How to Make Simple Syrup

    To make the simple syrup, you'll combine the water, sugar, ginger and thyme in a small saucepan, and heat until the sugar has melted.

    Then you'll want to set it aside for 10 minutes to cool and to let the flavours infuse.

    How to Assemble The Spritzers

    To make follow these simple steps.

    1. Add ice to your glass
    2. Top with about 1 cup of white wine
    3. Add 3 tsp of the simple syrup
    4. Add a teaspoon of extra ginger if needed
    5. Squeeze in a good squeeze of lemon
    6. Top with the club soda
    7. Garnish with lemon wedge and a sprig of rosemary.

    The amount you use of the lemon, ginger and simple syrup is dependent on taste. I measured mine with 1 cup of white wine and wanted a touch of the extra ginger flavour.

    Adding fresh ginger really enhanced the sharpness to the drink and really mellowed out the thyme flavour.

    If you want yours with more citrus, simply add additional lemon, and likewise, if you wanted it sweeter, add more simple syrup.

    I love this recipe because it's perfect to adapt to individual tastes and serving sizes. I measured mine with a baseline of 1 cup of wine and went from there, but you could totally do this with a whole bottle of wine in a pitcher!

    Happy cocktail making lovelies! I hope the sun is shining in your part of the world!


    The rubytini is a semi-sweet martini that has a lovely red color with a nice hit of both sweet and sour. This makes one cocktail.

    Ingredients

    • 1 ounce ruby grapefruit juice
    • ¾ ounce lime juice
    • ¾ ounce grenadine
    • 1½ ounces London dry gin
    • Twist of lime for garnish

    Instructions

    1. Chill a cocktail glass.
    2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, grenadine, and gin.
    3. Add ice and shake.
    4. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.
    5. Garnish with the twist.

    9 Classic Cocktails You Should Know How to Make, According to Pros

    Bartenders, bar managers, and chefs share the cocktails that drink-lovers should commit to memory.

    Perhaps over the past year, when going to an actual bar hasn&apost always been possible, you&aposve filled out your home bar. You may have already mastered a few classic cocktails, but if you&aposre looking to round out your repertoire, try getting some inspiration from the pros. That way you can impress guests when it&aposs safe to have people over again (and you can impress yourself any night of the week).

    We spoke with bartenders, bar managers, and chefs about the cocktails they think everyone should have in their repertoire. Here&aposs a great place to start:

    Manhattan

    "It is such a great classic with three simple ingredients. However, most people just don&apost get it right. Some shake it when it should be stirred and some others can&apost get the specs right. When it comes to making a great cocktail, measuring is very important." — Roberta Scampoli, Bar Manager at Dirty Habit DC

    Daiquiri

    "I would definitely say you&aposve got to learn how to make a classic daiquiri. I like mine with aged Jamaican rum. It&aposs delicious, easy, refreshing, and still sophisticated. The perfect warm weather drink for any occasion." — Gerald Addison, JBF Semifinalist and Co-Owner/Co-Executive Chef of Bammy&aposs

    "For a lot of people, including myself as a kid, a sweet blended daiquiri, usually flavored (virgin strawberry daiquiri was my vacation drink of choice) is what people think of when they hear the name. But a true daiquiri is a balanced and dry cocktail that showcases rum, our favorite spirit at Rolo&aposs. The world of rum is wide and runs the gamut between dry, funky and grassy like the Agricole&aposs of Martinique and the Clairin&aposs of Haiti, all the way to the super-rich aged demerara Rums of Guyana that have brown sugar and molasses flavors. They&aposre also consistently the best value spirits out there. Some of the best Rums cost a fraction of a mid range whiskey. A daiquiri is just three ingredients: rum, fresh lime, and a touch of sugar to balance the citrus. The key is all in the finesse and balance and that&aposs why it&aposs a great one to learn. At Rolo&aposs, we make our daiquiri with a house rum blend that combines a whole range of rums to create a kaleidoscope of flavors, paired with just enough turbinado sugar syrup to balance the lime flavor. You can play with the styles of rum forever. If you&aposre using a richer sweeter rum, cut back on the sugar. If you&aposre using a dry, grassy rum blend, maybe use a touch more sugar to balance." — Ben Howell, beverage director and partner at Rolo&aposs in Queens, NY