Sunday, October 28, 2012

Jim Beam, Sprite, Lemonade and Basil

Here is another recipe that I tried yesterday.  At first I did Jim Beam mixed with lemonade and muddled Basil.  It wasn't bad.  I saw the mix drink at Trudys in Austin, TX but that called for Jack Daniels.  Well, Jack Daniels is more than double the price of Jim Beam so I decided to go with some bourbon instead of some Tennessee Whisky.

I was intrigued by it because we were trying to figure out what to do with all of our basil plants.  We have more basil than we can eat so might as well try to use some in our drinks.  It's regular basil.  We only have a little sweet basil growing.

That wasn't bad at all.  I did 1.5 shots of Beam mixed with the lemonade and ice.  I muddled the basil.

This time however, I changed it up a bit and poured sprite(generic) and lemonade in the pint glass at the same time.  Still 1.5 shots of Beam and still some basil(3 leaves) muddled at the bottom.

I was very surprised at this.  It tasted very similar to a Whisky Sour.  I will definitely be making more of these.

3 basil leaves
1.5 shots of Jim Beam
2 shots Sprite
2 shots Lemonade

Suggested Names:
don't have any yet.

Updated 12-13-14
Just a quick note to say this mix drink has become one of my favorite drinks.  I use squeezed lemon as I don't have lemonade around but our basil grows HUGE and smells amazing.  It's a perfect combination.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Here is our first recipe:

Ingredients for 1 pint:
Cold Passion Tea*
1.5 shots of White Rum
1 shot of Banana Rum
1/3 of a Banana
3 Mint Leaves
1 teaspoon of sugar


  1. Place the mint leaves and a teaspoon of sugar in a pint glass.
  2. Muddle the mint leaves and sugar and then put it off to a side.
  3. In a blender combine about a 1/2 cup of tea 1.5 shots of white rum, 1 shot of banana rum, the 1/3 of a real banana, a few ice cubes (6).
  4. Once it has been blended, pour the mixture into the pint glass and serve!
You should be able to taste the banana with a refreshing mint after-taste.  Great for a relaxing afternoon.

* I make all my teas as sun tea.  Using a Carlos Rossi glass container I place a few teaspoons of raw sugar on the bottom and cut up a 1/4 of an orange.  I then fill the container with water and then slip in 2 passion tea bags.  After sealing it with the cap I leave it in the sun for 4 hours.  Hibiscus is brewed the same way and regular sun tea gets a cinnamon stick placed in it as well.

Our proposed names for this drink is called

  1. Saturday Tea
  2. Banana Passion

First Post!

Wanted a quick and easy place to post our mix drinks.  We keep forgetting which ones we have created in the past.

I felt we should start to share these.