Wine Cocktail Wednesday: Cranberry-tini INGREDIENTS: 3 oz vodka 1/2 oz Cranberry Cabernet 1 Tablespoon dark rum 4 dashes orange bitters DIRECTIONS: Shake with crushed ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Barbara’s Favorite Flowers: Camassia Quamash Another edition to Barbara’s Favorite Flowers is here! See what she has to say about this weeks entry. I love blue flowers and Camassia Quamash is a great blue flower for early to mid Spring that can handle a damp, sunny or shady area. I use it in my shade gardens […]
Wine Cocktail Wednesday: Cabernet Sauvignon Cocktail INGREDIENTS: 16 ounces 2014/2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – Limited Reserve 8 ounces cranberry juice 4 ounces fresh orange juice 4 ounces Chambord Ice 3 ounces chilled lemon/lime sparkling water Thinly sliced lemon zest Thinly sliced lime zest Thinly sliced orange zest DIRECTIONS: In a pitcher, combine the wine, juices and Chambord; […]
Barbara’s Favorite Flowers: Cat Mint Cat Mint Nepeta × faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’ This is a great drought tolerant re-bloomer. Blooming starts in May or early June so you can luxuriate in a whole field of glorious purple. The leaves are a great grey-green and heart shaped. I recommend this plant in huge masses to everyone! Cat […]
Wine Cocktail Wednesday: Red Wine Sour INGREDIENTS: 2 parts Bourbon 1 part lemon juice 2/3 part simple syrup 2/3 part egg white 1/2 part Wilde Cock Red DIRECTIONS: Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice cubes. Float red […]
Barbara’s Favorite Flowers: Water Iris & Duck Weed Iris Pseudacorus – Water Iris – what a phenomenal bog plant to use in the water garden! This is one of the more robust Iris. The tall, thick leaves contrast well in the spring with tall spikes of bright yellow flowers. This plant grows up to 5 feet […]
Wine Cocktail Wednesday: Estate Bacchus & Tequila Cooler INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 oz Tequila 1 1/2 oz Estate Bacchus 1/2 oz lime juice 1/2 oz agave nectar 2 oz grapefruit soda DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Barbara’s Favorite Flowers: Peony A plant that is familiar to many is a favorite to Barbara, especially the ones at Willow Creek and Southern Mansion. Here’s why! My Peony Patch at the Willow Creek Vineyard includes several hundred heirloom peonies, salvaged from a historical West Cape May peony garden on Landis Ave and mixed in […]
Wine Cocktail Wednesday: Estate Merlot Lemonade INGREDIENTS: 3/4 Cup lemonade 1/4 Cup 2015 Estate Merlo DIRECTIONS: Fill shaker with ice. Pour in lemonade and Merlot. Shake until combined. Pour into glass over ice. Serve with sprig of mint.
Barbara’s Favorite Flowers: Platycodon Platycodon grandiflorus, is a great hardy perennial for your garden border. Here is why Barbara loves it: She reproduces and reseeds well, which is always an added bonus (it produces lots of babies to gift your gardening aficionado friend’s with). In the family Campanulaceae (like several of my favorite waterfall […]