I feel that naturally my mind is always focused on the future and it became that way even more so when I began blogging. You have to anticipate trends, plan for upcoming holidays, and always have your content ready to go at the right moment. Of course that’s extremely frustrating when you work with seasonal ingredients.. for instance; peaches. So to say that I’ve waiting all winter and spring to make this cocktail is no exaggeration!
It’s very Southern-inspired, but instead of going for the obvious liquor of choice, bourbon, I reached for a favorite.. Sailor Jerry Rum. The spices and vanilla notes in the rum pair wonderfully with the sweetness of peaches and honey and crisp freshness from the mint and ginger beer. Just don’t be fooled by this sweet and pretty looking cocktail.. it still packs one hell of a punch in both flavor and potency. You’ll find yourself sipping on one or two of these on those particularly hot and humid summer evenings!
I often get asked how I come up with different recipe and cocktail combinations and to be quite honest, sometimes its as easy as looking through the refrigerator and using what’s available. With plenty of basil, oranges, and Sailor Jerry Rum on hand I put together an Orange Basil Rum Fizz! A bubbly summer cocktail that’s simple, sweet, and strong!
With the days warming up and every tree and flower in bloom right now, I was inspired to make a blushing spring cocktail that captured this beautiful season. This bubbly concoction is perfect for a spring or summer brunch and can easily be made into a non-alcoholic drink by using club soda or sparkling white grape juice!