Guest Post: Lemon and Basil Frozen Daiquiri

Lemon and Basil Frozen Daiquiri

Here’s a cocktail to kick off the 4th of July! Chris made this refreshing drink to keep us cool.  Cheers everyone!

So as Anne mentioned in her previous post, it’s been pretty warm here lately. Not triple digits warm, but warm enough that a cold beverage sounded really good. We had some leftover basil and lemons, so I decided to make a lemon and basil daiquiri. I love the classic recipe, shaken with ice, but today demanded an adult slushie. It rendered enough for probably four servings, although we finished it off ourselves. 😉

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

About a month ago, I made my own vanilla extract using different spirit variations.  I wanted to see how each vanilla extract would render.  Since there weren’t any well spirits in my house, I decided to use the stuff I had on hand.  Here’s what I had: Grey Goose Vodka, Bacardi Rum, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, and Don Julio Blanco Tequila.  The photo above is at 33 days of aging.  1 more month to go!

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