Toasting the Remaining Days of Winter

Photo by jennifermay.com

With the mercury stubbornly settled way below average and snow slush greying on the sidewalks, the upcoming Vernal Equinox on March 20th will be a most welcome day.

For those not quite ready to bid adieu to Old Man Winter (we hear there are some of you out there) – or if you’re simply thirsting for the perfect Oscar Sunday bev – raise a glass of one of our favorite cold weather libations from our Seasonal Bar Menu:

Winter Solstice

  • 2 oz Rum
  • 1 oz Rosemary-Earl Grey Syrup*
  • Splash fresh lime juice
  • 3 dashes Scrappy’s Lime Bitters
  • Fever Tree ginger beer

Method:

In a Highball glass, build drink with syrup, juice, bitters and rum.  Add ice.  Top with ginger beer.  Garnish with lime wedge.

*Rosemary-Earl Grey Syrup

  • ¾ to 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

Add sugar and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.  Pull off heat and steep for 10 minutes with rosemary and tea bags.  Strain and let cool.

Cheers!