Cocktail recipe: Sweetest Death (a nod to sugar skulls) 2 oz lemon-flavored vodka 2 drops orange-flavored bitters Very healthy splash of blackberry juice Club soda Blackberries Rim short bar glass with Dell Cove Spice Co.'s Midnight Black cocktail rim sugar. Fill with ice. In cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine vodka, blackberry juice and bitters. Shake vigorously, and then strain into rimmed glass. Top with club soda and garnish with berries. Rim sugar listing by clicking on the photo!
Peruvian corn - Pisac, Peru - Is one of the most widely-consumed foodstuffs in Peruvian cuisine. It has been planted in Peru since at least 1200 BC. Peruvian corn is also the main ingredient of the chicha morada (drink made from purple corn) or chicha de jora (fermented corn beer) and the sweet purple corn jelly called mazamorra. pic taken at pisac market, peru.
We've gone a bit mad for vinegar drinks this summer, and making homemade shrubs led us to another old-fashioned refresher: the switchel. Dating back to the early American colonies and possibly the Caribbean before that, this vinegar and ginger drink became known as haymaker's punch in the 19th century, when it was served to quench farmers' thirst during the hay harvest. It's a fun recipe to tinker with and a charming alternative to aggressively sweet modern day drinks.