On the Rocks + Weekend Links

Kelly
January 18

From the archives, this lady-like Mint Julep will no doubt keep you warm and snuggly especially given the unusual cold weather we’ve been having in Santa Barbara (and yes 40 degrees is cold, to me anyway). You can mix up this pretty lady with:

Ingredients:

2 dashes of bitters

1 tsp of maple syrup

1 1/2 shots of bourbon

Fresh mint

*In a martini shaker, muddle a few mint leaves, add bitters, maple syrup, and bourbon, shake well and serve up with a few mint leaves for garnish

And around the web, I’ve spied a number of tasty libations, here are a few of my favorites:

Cider Rum Punch via the Sweetest Occasion

El Calle Real via Mrs. Lilien

Orange Rosemary Spritz via Snippet & Ink

Champagne three ways via Could I Have that

Blood Orange Margarita via Annie’s Eats

And you can browse all the On the Rocks posts right here.

Photographer: Nancy Neil

On the Rocks: Chilled Cherry Limeade

Melissa
April 27

Happy Friday SB Chic readers! The sun is finally shining so I’m excited to be able to sit outside this afternoon with a cocktail and the beau. I think I’ll be making this tasty treat that seems to always hit the spot when I’m craving something on the sweeter side.

Cut a lime in half and squeeze the juice of the entire lime into a glass, leaving aside one small wedge.

Add the lime wedge, a tiny pinch of sugar, 2-3 maraschino, and a heavy splash of the maraschino cherry juice in a glass/martini shaker.

Muddle together and make sure to extract the oils from the lime rind.

Add 1 ½ shots of your favorite vodka (or gin) and a heavy splash of tonic water. Give a good shake, and serve on the rocks and garnish with a lime and cherry.

Ingredients:

-lime

-3 maraschino cherries

-pinch sugar

-maraschino juice

- 1 ½ vodka or gin

-splash of tonic water

Enjoy!

XOXO-Melissa

And to see even more On the Rocks cocktail ideas they’re right here.

Photographer: Tim Halberg