Fresh Strawberry Piscorita

You had me at strawberry.

Strawberry Marg

For 2 tasty Piscomargs you’ll need the following:

3/4 lb. fresh strawberries

4 oz pisco of your choice (we use Portón)

3 oz Ginger Sugar simple syrup

2 oz Meyer lemon juice

1 oz Cointreau

pinch of fine salt

1 1/2 cups ice

Throw all the ingredients into your blender. Blend it up, serve in a salt rimmed glass.

Salud!

Charleston Spice Co.

 

Summer pisco sour

pink pisco sour

This drink is made for sultry summer afternoons and midweek day dreams.

It has the tart perfection of a classic pisco sour but the addition of a cup of blueberries gives this drink a lovely pop of summer flavor and a delightful pink color!

Throw the following ingredients into your blender:

1 cup pisco (we like Porton)

1 cup meyers lemon juice (or the juice of one lime and the rest lemon juice for a full cup)

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg white

1 cup frozen blueberries (you can use fresh but we wanted to make some room in our freezer…for more blueberries…)

Blend everything together until the sugar is dissolved. Pour over ice, add a drop or two of bitters on top and enjoy a tart taste of summer!

pink pisco sour

Salud!

XO

Charleston Spice Co.

 

Sour Cherry Margarita

Today Monday, February 22, 2016 is National Margarita Day AND it’s George Washington’s birthday.

To celebrate we designed a margarita that would pay homage to the fabled cherry tree chopping first president of America.

Sour Cherry Margarita

The lovely color of the drink comes from cherry infused tequila! To make this tasty margarita you’ll need to start the ball rolling at least one day in advance to give the tequila and cherries time to party, mix, and mingle.

To make the tequila all you need is a can of water packed cherries and your favorite tequila. Drain the water out of the cherries. Put the cherries in a large mason jar or a bowl. Cover with tequila and let sit covered for at least 24 hours. Boom. Cherry Tequila.

Now here’s how to make this tart tipple:

3 ounces cherry infused tequila

2 ounces fresh squeezed lime juice

1 ounce Cointreau

Combine all in a shaker with ice. Shake it. Pour into salt rimmed glass over ice. Enjoy.

Sour Cherry Margarita

¡Salud!

xo

Charleston Spice Co.

Cranberry Bellini

Bright & bubbly. Sweet & tart.

This drink is perfect for the holiday season. And all you need is some homemade cranberry sauce and some bubbly!

Cranberry Bellini

Spoon a couple spoonfuls of cranberry sauce into your glass. Top with your choice of prosecco or champagne or soda. Stir and begin celebrating! (If you’re using cranberry sauce not made with ginger sugar like ours, you might consider rimming your glass with ginger sugar, we find it plays nicely with cranberry & bubbles.)

Cranberry Bellini

Cheers!

Charleston Spice Co.

Halloween Margarita

 

What do you get when you combine my favorite holiday with one of my favorite drinks?

A thrilling, bone chilling margarita that will perfectly complement your spooky decorations!

Ghouls and Witches rejoice! This festive drink is sure to awaken the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve in everyone:

Halloween Margarita

Here’s what ya need for this spooky orange & black margarita:

3 ounces tequila of your choice

2 ounces fresh tangerine juice

1 ounce fresh lime juice

1 ounce simple syrup

1/2 teaspoon Cointreau

Black salt for rimming your glass

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake it, not like a Polaroid picture but like you want some nice foam on top of your margarita (add a little egg white if you want bolder foam like in the picture below). Pour into black salt rimmed glass with a few more ice cubes.

Best if enjoyed in costume,

XO

Charleston Spice Co.

Halloween Margarita

Mulled Cider Old Fashioned

Fall has been such a tease this year, giving us cool mornings and leaving us with sticky warm afternoons that lead to evenings that are perfect for cocktail hour al fresco.

Mulled Old Fashioned

One chilly morning we made mulled apple cider with the hope that if we just consumed the flavors of fall Fall would decide to stay all day. While the warm cider was perfect for the morning, we froze the rest into large ice cubes in anticipation for the warmth of the day.

Later that afternoon, the Mulled Cider Old Fashioned was created:

Mulled Old Fashioned

Here’s what you need for this fabulous fall flavored beverage:

3 to 10 drops Angostura bitters

orange peel, about an inch or two long

1 large ice cube of mulled cider (or 2 to 3 small cubes)

2 ounces bourbon of your choice

1 cinnamon stick for stirring

1 anise star for kicks and giggles

Run the orange peel around the edge of the glass then throw it into the bottom. Douse it with bitters and muddle to your heart’s content. Add your mulled cider ice cube and the bourbon of your choice. Serve with a cinnamon stick for stirring and an anise star for added beauty and class.

Enjoy!

XO

Charleston Spice Co.

Mulled Old Fashioned

Watermelon Sangria

This sangria is pretty and tasty.

Watermelon Sangria

Just look at that color! This drink is easy on the eyes, with a sweet yet tart flavor that makes it perfect for easy sipping in the middle of the summer swelter.

Here’s what ya need:

1 cup vodka

1 cup Cointreau (or the triple sec of your choice)

6 cups cubed watermelon

750 ml Prosecco

750 ml white wine (we used a Pinot Grigio)

Cut up your watermelon and throw it into a ziplock bag. Cover watermelon with vodka and Cointreau. Seal your bag up, being sure to squeeze out as much air as possible and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Pour all the contents from your watermelon marinating bag, the wine, and the Prosecco into a large pitcher. Stir, pour, and enjoy.

Watermelon Sangria

Cheers to summer!

XO

Charleston Spice Co.

Watermelon Sangria