Vacation and Cocktail(s) of the Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three weeks of vacation has done a real number on my blog writing. I kept thinking, I’ll get around to it… suddenly a month has passed and I haven’t written anything. I do, however, have two new cocktails to share!

On our way to New Hampshire for family vacation, we stopped in Massachusetts at Table & Vine. Now there is a store to visit if you love good liquor (or wine or beer). It is like a grown-up candy shop. I could get lost in there for ages. We went in looking for specifics of course: New Amsterdam gin, Pierre Ferrand Curaçao, summer vacation beer. But, in the course of our search for these things, we discovered a new line of liqueurs called Thatcher’s. There are some six or seven different flavors and they are all 100% natural and organic, made right here in the U.S. of A. They were relatively inexpensive, and we couldn’t decide, so of course we got more than one, and these liqueurs inspired the two cocktails this week. First: Thatcher’s Cucumber Liqueur, which led to a cucumber collins. Second: Thatcher’s Blood Orange liqueur, which led to a tasty drink that I don’t have a name for yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cucumber Collins

2 oz Gin

1/2 oz Thatcher’s Cucumber

3/4 oz Fresh lime juice

Sparkling water

combine gin, cucumber and lime in a highball, add ice, top with sparkling water and garnish with two slices of cucumber and a twist of lime. Very refreshing.

 

Blood Orange Cocktail

2 oz Gin

1/2 oz Thatcher’s Blood Orange

3/4 oz Fresh lime juice

combine ingredients in a shaker and shake thoroughly. Strain and serve with a twist of lime (and a slice of blood orange if you have one).

 

(We also discovered the Thatcher’s Elderflower, which is less intense than St. Germain, but very interesting, and quite a bit less expensive.)

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