Hopefully you are a fan of citrus, because the next cocktail up features another fun winter citrus: yuzu. This Yuzu Maple Leaf Cocktail from 101 Cookbooks sounds amazing: highlighting the best of winter citrus touched with dark maple syrup and warming bourbon (and a pinch of salt- that’s her secret!). The next cocktail features a version of citrus– the evocative and pungent kaffir lime leaf. This citrus tree produces nearly inedible fruits, but the leaves are incredible– perfumely, citrusy and amazing; these are used extensively in Thai and other Southeast Asian cuisine. But, on Rosemarried, kaffir lime is mixed with gin for a twist on a classic, a Kaffir Lime Gin and Tonic . Finally, a simple martini featuring the awesome flavor and color of fresh fruits– something to make you look forward to those first berries of the season. This simple Blueberry Infused Vodka from Local Kitchen is as easy as can be: blueberries + vodka + two weeks = this amazingly purple cocktail, perfect for summertime weather which is surely on its way soon!
Yuzu maple cocktail; photo from 101 cookbooks
Kaffir lime gin & tonic; photo from Rosemarried
Blueberry vodka; photo from Local Kitchen
Cheers! All images from 101 cookbooks, Smitten Kitchen, Rosemarried, and Local Kitchen.