Archive for the ‘Libations’ Category

  I wanted to develop a cocktail with the jalapeño syrup I just created. Mixing a little spice with the sweetness of mango and the earthy flavor of tequila sounded like a potential hit. I added in some lime juice and triple sec for balance, and realized I basically have a margarita! This recipe makes two […]


I have been experimenting with soda syrups recently, and I wanted to try out a jalapeño based syrup. Jalapeños have a great level of spice and a bright, vegetal flavor. The combination of the jalapeño flavor and the sweet syrup creates a refreshing drink when mixed with soda water. Enjoy with spicy food or on […]


  Try this refreshing cocktail with a little kick on a hot afternoon. The lime cuts the sweetness of the cherry and the pepper gives it a welcome bite. Black Cherry Black Pepper Rickey Ingredients: Black Cherry Black Pepper Soda Syrup Gin Juice of 2 limes 2 maraschino cherries Ice Soda water Instructions: Put ice into […]


It’s that time of year again — fresh fruit is abundant and lazy Saturdays require a tall cool drink. I developed this recipe because I wanted to experiment with cutting the sweetness of cherry with the spice of black pepper. Try this non-alcoholic drink or a version of a lime rickey that uses the syrup. […]


Below are two cocktails using the soda syrups I developed earlier this week. The Strawberry Jalepeño Syrup goes well with the earthy flavor of white tequila while the richer flavor of the cherry syrup pairs well with bourbon. Both syrups are delicious in plain soda water or as a cocktail. Strawberry Jalepeño Tequila Cocktail Ingredients: Strawberry Jalepeño […]


I have been thinking about making homemade soda syrups for a while, and I finally got the chance while on vacation in Portland this summer. Given the season, I decided to capitalize on the fresh fruit of the season. I wanted to balance the sweetness of the strawberry with a bit of spiciness of the jalepeño.   […]


Lately, I have been experimenting with making sodas at home with my bubbler. This syrup is infused with Earl Grey tea, and makes a great fountain drink as well as cocktail. Earl Grey Soda Syrup Ingredients: 2 cups water 2 fine quality Earl Grey tea bags 2 cups sugar Instructions: Bring water to a boil. […]