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Ingredients

  • Raspberry Mint Julep
  • 5 fresh raspberries plus additional for garnish
  • 5 small mint leaves plus sprig for garnish
  • 1½ teaspoons simple syrup
  • 2 ounces bourbon whiskey such as Woodford Reserve™ (¼ cup)
  • Garden to Glass
  • 3 fresh strawberries plus additional for garnish
  • 2 sprigs tarragon plus sprig for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 2 ounces gin such as Hendrick’s® (¼ cup)
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • BB Collins (Blueberry & Basil)
  • 8 fresh blueberries plus additional for garnish
  • 3 basil leaves plus sprig for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 2 ounces vodka (¼ cup)
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 ounces club soda (1/3 cup)

DIRECTIONS

Raspberry Mint Julep

In a cocktail shaker or glass, muddle raspberries, mint leaves and simple syrup. Add bourbon; stir well and strain into a julep or cocktail glass filled with ice. Garnish with mint sprig and raspberries.

Garden to Glass

In a cocktail shaker or glass, muddle strawberries, tarragon and simple syrup. Add ice, gin and lime juice; shake and strain into coupe or sparkling wine glass. Garnish with tarragon sprig and strawberries.

BB Collins (Blueberry & Basil)

In cocktail shaker or glass, muddle blueberries, basil and simple syrup. Add ice, vodka and lemon juice; shake and strain into Collins or tall, narrow glass filled with ice. Top off with club soda; garnish with basil sprig and blueberries.

To Make Simple Syrup:

Stir a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water in a small saucepan (i.e. 1 cup sugar to 1 cup water). Heat the sugar mixture just to boiling, then reduce the heat and let it simmer until the mixture is clear; do not stir.

To Muddle the Drinks:

Use a muddler - a long stick similar to a pestle used to mash fruits, herbs and spices in the bottom of a cocktail shaker or glass.

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