Cocktails on the Croft | Cranberry, Rosemary and Clementine Cocktail

Simple Syrups I don’t know if it’s just because I am new to cocktail making, or if there truly is, a current craze for making flavored simple syrups. Whichever it is, it is a technique I am discovering which really opens up the cocktail…

Cocktails on the Croft | Berry Minty Lemonade

Making Mint-flavored Vodka So I’m not sure if I’ve actually done this or not…. I steeped a whole bunch of mint leaves in Stoli Vodka for 9 weeks. *gulp* I’m not sure what recipe or instructions I was following to steep it that long…

Cocktails on the Croft | A Jane Austen Themed Lavender & Gin

How do you feel about lavender in food and drink? I absolutely love the scent of lavender but I’m not sure how I feel about it as something to ingest. I DO know that I 100% adore Jane Austen and I am willing to…

Cocktails on the Croft

Basil Gin Gimlet This week I tried a Basil Gin Gimlet. I LOVE Gin – definitely my favorite booze. Therefore, I love a nice gimlet. If you are unfamiliar with it, a gimlet is usually just gin with a smidge of lime juice, maybe…