Quench your thirst with non-alcoholic bevvies

May 9, 2008 6:04:12 PM PDT
Jeff Hollinger from Absinthe Brasserie & Bar in San Francisco shares some fresh and festive non-alcoholic beverages to quench our thirst.

"No Regrets" Recipe

Ingredients:
2oz. Mighty Leaf "Celebration" tea (steeped and chilled)
¾ oz. blueberry syrup
¾ oz. lemon juice
Pinch of rosemary
3 blueberries for garnish

Method:
1. In a mixing glass, muddle the rosemary in the blueberry syrup
2. Add lemon juice, tea and ice
3. Shake for 10-15 seconds, until chilled
4. Strain through a fine meshed strainer into a chilled cocktail glass
5. Garnish with blueberries

Strawberry and Ginger Cooler Recipe

Ingredients:
2 large strawberries, sliced
½ inch piece ginger, julienned
1 tsp superfine sugar, or to taste (can substitute ¼ oz simple syrup, too)
1 ounce lime juice (juice squeezed from 1 lime)
2 ounces fresh orange juice
Ginger beer, to fill
1 Strawberry, for garnish

Method:
1. In a mixing glass, muddle the strawberries, ginger, and sugar. Add the remaining juices, fill the glass with ice, and shake for 20 to 30 seconds.
2. When ingredients are cold, add a few ounces of ginger beer to the mixing tin and swirl to combine all ingredients.
3. Strain the drink through a julep strainer into an ice filled Collins glass. Top off with extra ginger beer, if necessary, and garnish with the strawberry.

Restaurant information:

Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
398 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 551-1590
http://www.absinthe.com

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