Summer Cocktails 2016

I was enjoying the heat on my days off and I know what it takes after 15 years in the desert to prepare for enjoying hot weather. I decided on a tropical theme so I sifted through my music collection until I found my Martin Denny, Dick Dale and Harry Belafonte, stuff like that.  I went to the store to get some lime seltzer water and I came across Jackfruit in the specialty produce area, how perfect. I am not one to pass up specialty fruit. Jackfruit is a massive watermelon sized spikey thing that grows in trees and is related to the breadfruit. It tastes like a mix of mango and pineapple.

Jackfruit Lime and Basil


1/4 cup diced jackfruit

1 can lemon or lime seltzer water

1 lime, juiced

2-3 Fresh basil leaves(I tend to use smaller leaves, maybe just most of a whole sized leaf.)

2 oz gin

Ice cubes


Add diced jackfruit, lime juice to a tall glass.

Tear basil into smaller pieces, add to glass and muddle slightly.

Add Ice and 2 oz Gin.

Fill remaining glass with seltzer water.

Use lime wedge for decoration.

Sour Cherry Gin



2 oz tart cherry juice

2 oz gin

Juice from 1 lemon

1 can lemon seltzer water



Add the juices, gin and ice to the glass, fill rest of glass with seltzer water. Use lemon wedge for decoration.


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