Bloody Mary

If you have a hang over and can’t bite the hair to the dog that bite you then this will do in its place.

Ingredients:
2 oz vodka
4 oz tomato juice
3 dashes Tabasco sauce
3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
Celery stick (I skip this part)
Lemon wedge
Salt and pepper (optional)
Directions:
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake together all ingredients except celery and lemon
Strain into an ice filled tumbler (or without ice, it is a preference issue)
Squeeze lemon wedge over the drink
Add the celery stick

Jamaica Margaritas

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup dried hibiscus blossoms (about 2 ounces)
  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups tequila
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup Triple Sec or other orange-flavored liqueur
  • 8 lime slices
Directions:
  1. Place blossoms in a strainer; rinse under cold water. Combine blossoms, water, and sugar in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Strain; discard blossoms. Cover and chill hibiscus mixture.
  2. Combine hibiscus mixture, tequila, juice, and Triple Sec. Serve over ice. Garnish with lime slices.
Note:
Hibiscus blossoms can be found at Latin grocery stores. Boiling the blossoms in a sugar-water mixture and then steeping infuses more flavor than just steeping them in warm water. This drink is especially good when made with premium-quality tequila.

Rosemary, Grape, and Gin Cocktails

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1 cup Concord grape juice
  • 3/4 cup gin
  • 1/2 cup club soda
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • grapes, for garnish
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, 4 of the rosemary sprigs, and ½ cup water to a simmer. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Strain the sugar syrup into a large pitcher. Add the grape juice, gin, club soda, and lemon juice and stir to combine. Serve over ice; garnish each glass with grapes and 1 of the remaining rosemary sprigs.