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

Spicy Margarita

Do you ever crave a certain drink from a certain place?

I do.

Every so often I want a jalapeno margarita from Mex 1. There’s just enough spice to give ya a pep in your step but not kill ya.

One day while I was measuring out some of our new Ghost Scorpion salt, I was daydreaming about how good one of those margaritas would be. Then I thought, hold on, maybe there is a way to use this spicy salt to make a spicy margarita.

I thought this idea sounded so good in my head that I said it out loud and my mom and I began devising a plan. Thus this simple syrup was created and then this drink:

spicy margarita

Here’s what ya need:

3 oz tequila (we used San Matias Legado Reposado)

2 oz lime juice

1 oz simple syrup

1/2 to 1 teaspoon cointreau

salt for rimming your glass

Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake and pour over ice. If you really like it hot, rim your glass with some of your spicy salt for an extra kick.

 

XO

Charleston Spice Co.

A different kind of simple syrup

Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup

Okay.

Maybe I got a little carried away.

But this simple syrup is inspirational.

If you can’t get your hands on our Ghost Scorpion Himalayan Salt then you can sub any kind of super spicy salt!!

Yours truly,

Charleston Spice Co.

Mint Juleps

Derby Day 2015

This is a belated post about the Kentucky Derby!! One of the requirements of the day is to have our yearly dose of Mint Juleps, and it sure was a beautiful day for a glass of sweet icy bourbon mint perfection.

Derby Day 2015

Here’s what ya need to make a mighty fine Mint Julep:

2 oz simple syrup

Mint leaves (about 10 per glass)

Crushed ice** (enough to fill your glass)

2 oz bourbon (use Woodford Reserve for authenticity or just your favorite bourbon)

Put mint and simple syrup in your glass and muddle. Pack glass with crushed ice. Add bourbon, stir, and enjoy!

**Don’t have crushed ice? That’s okay, here’s how to create your own:Derby Day 2015

Grab a dish towel and place it on a sturdy surface. Place a ziplock bag filled with ice cubes on top of this towel and cover bag with another dish towel. Grab a heavy object such as a meat mallet or a hammer, and get out all that giddy excitement of making Mint Juleps by crushing that ice!

Derby Day 2015

Whether you have a silver goblet, a commemorative glass, or just a plain old cup we hope you enjoy at least one Mint Julep this summer!

xoxo,

Charleston Spice Co. Derby Day 2015