I’m not suggesting that you drink all these in one day, but I do have drinks to share for different parts of your day – from brunch to dessert! I’ve been saving up these drinks for a few weeks now and I think 3 sounds like a good number, don’t you? So the next time you have a special occasion or a relaxing evening at home, you’ll have some fun drink options to choose from!
First up is a slightly sweet, but savory twist on the traditional Bloody Mary. I’m calling this one a Bacon Ginny and it was one of the first things I made with my favorite Torani Bacon Syrup.
Keywords: beverage Brunch vegan vegetarian tomato
Ingredients (1 serving)
- 1/2 cup tomato juice
- 60 ml of gin (or vodka)
- 1 tablespoon Torani Bacon Flavoring
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (vegan)
- 1 teaspoon Tabasco
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
- pepper (to taste)
- Garnish: pickled mushrooms or okra
Add all ingredients to glass filled with ice. Stir with spoon and enjoy!
Before Dinner (Aperitif)
Next is a drink I never thought I would drink. We bought Galliano years ago and hated it after the first taste. It was a gorgeous bottle, but we couldn’t take the taste. It gathered dust in the back of our liquor cabinet until a few weeks ago. Kirk had a crazy idea to mix it with our Bacardi Oakheart (yum!) and I was in love. This is a wonderful sipping drink before dinner – or really whenever you’re in the mood!
Oaked Vanilla Love
Keywords: beverage vegan vegetarian galliano
Ingredients (serves 1)
- 75ml Bacardi Oakheart
- 15ml Galliano
- 10ml Lemon Juice or juice from 1/2 lemon
Fill cocktail shaker 2/3 full of ice. Add all ingredients and shake well. Strain into glass and serve!
After Dinner (Digestif)
The most recent addition to our drink list, Kirk created last Friday night. An obvious spin on the drink above, the grapefruit & mint gives this a sweeter and summery flair. This is still not a “fruity drink”, but as close as I like to get lately.
Italian Citrus Mint
Ingredients (serves 1)
- 2 parts grapefruit juice
- 2 parts Bacardi Oakheart Rum
- 1 part Galliano
- 6 mint leaves
Fill cocktail shaker 2/3 full of ice. Add grapefruit juice through Galliano and shake well. Strain into glass and add mint leaves.
I hope you enjoy some of these tasty libations at your house. And if you do – let me know!!
Questions for you:
Do cocktails fit into your idea of a healthy life?
Do you pair your drinks to the time of day or just what you are in the mood for?
Favorite drink garnish?