Summer Boozy Goodness couldn't make it to the blog today. It's too busy trying to fight off the heat with nakedness, ice water and many, many mojito's.
In its place, please enjoy the following sneak peek recipe, from next weeks Lush Life column on Sub Rosa Spirits:
Tarragon Mojito Julep
1 1/2 oz Sub Rosa Tarragon Vodka
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Fresh mint leaves
Fresh tarragon leaves/sprig
Squirt brand soft drink
Lemon twist and mint sprig garnish
In a rocks glass, muddle a pinch of torn up, fresh mint leaves, and a dozen fresh tarragon leaves with the lemon juice and simple syrup. Fill the glass with lightly crushed ice. Add Tarragon vodka, top off with Squirt and stir. Garnish with a lemon peel twist.
Hey! Who put put my mojito in their julep!? Yum. I'm curious, what's your favorite cocktail to cool down a hot summer?
I know y'all are melting out there, babies, but here's something to look forward to in the near future: The Great American Distillers Festival, Aug. 23rd and 24th at Portland Center Stage. More details to follow.
Have a good weekend and keep cool.