Wednesday, July 13, 2011
In our last Lounge entry, we asked you to muddle some lemon balm. Lemon balm? What the heck is that? Well, it's one of the herbs we are currently growing in the cocktail garden and one of the better ones to drink! So let's try some originals with it.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Another entry for the Around America Series:
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
First Connoisseur: Holly (maybe in September!)
1 1/2 ounce rye
1/2 ounce Benedictine
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce crème de caçao
5 fresh lemon balm leaves on a sprig
Muddle the lemon balm with proper technique in a shaker (see the Interlude). Add all the ingredients and swirl. Remove the lemon balm. Add ice, shake, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a spanked lemon balm sprig.