With all the cooking we do at Feaston, sometimes the kitchen heats up a little too much in the summer and, of course, a good sweat is always a sure thing while standing over a flaming grill.
Needless to say, we get thirsty. But we’re pretty sure there is a mandate somewhere about summer evenings and cocktails. Mainly, that you need one to cool off.
Here are a few nontraditional cocktails that we’ve whipped up lately:
Lagernade. Eh, the name needs work, but the drink doesn’t. This is a tasty little ditty that’s perfect for these hot months. Here’s what you need:
- A regular-pilsner or lager style beer.
All you need to do is mix equal parts of beer and lemonade and throw in a shot of vodka. The mixture of beer and lemonade isn’t an obvious one, but it’s refreshing and will treat you well in the heat.
Our next cocktail is one that should come with a warning sign. It’s a high octane Ginger Vanilla Vodka Martini. It’s not that the vodka is particuallry strong, it’s that the drink is all booze, yet goes down super duper smooth.
For this drink we used our homemade vanilla vodka. It’s very simple to make. Put two vanilla bean pods in a bottle of vodka and wait two to three weeks.
Now the drink (this makes two):
- 6oz Vanilla vodka
- 2 tsp (about a 3/4 of an inch) Ginger root
- 1oz simple syrup
- Juice from half a Lime
Muddle the ginger root in a shaking glass. Combine it with vodka and syrup. Shake well, serve straight. Enjoy.