Is It Tea Your Looking For? January 12 2016

  • 6 oz. Bigelow Orange & Spice Tea (cooled)
  • 1 oz. McClary Bros. Lemon & Ginger Drinking Vinegar
  • 2 oz. Sparkling water
  • 6 drops cherry Bitters
  • 2 ea. Blackberries, raspberries
  • 1 ea. Strawberry
  • 1 ea. Lemongrass Stalk
  • 1 ea. Lime twist
Combine tea, vinegar, and fruit in glass and muddle well. Strain into highball glass over ice. Add bitters, and sparkling water and stir. Garnish with lemongrass, and lime twist expressed over drink. Enjoy!

Shape of Punch to Come November 30 2015

Courtesy of Chris Housholder, Punch Bowl Social, Detroit.

 Combine all ingredients into a cambro or other container with a dispenser.   Whisk ingredients well.  Dispense into a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake, shake, shake it.  Pour into a punch bowl.  Once the entire batch has been dispensed, shaken and added to your punch bowl, add some expressed lemon peals and a sprig of thyme (see picture).  Add ice just before serving. 

 To make cardamom simple syrup:

Bring simple syrup  to a boil (1 to 1 water and sugar).  After simple comes to a boil, pull off heat and add cardamom (2 tbl of ground cardamom per 1 liter water).  Stir in cardamom and let steep for 1 hour.  Strain through cheese cloth.  Shake well before adding to punch.