Eat, Drink & Be Rosemary

 The beautiful color of this mule is achieved with infused vodka and ginger beer!

The beautiful color of this mule is achieved with infused vodka and ginger beer!

Few things in life that we think are necessary, are actually so. As I attempt to live a minimalist life, I find more and more things that I truly don't need. For example, does one really need wine glasses when drinking from the bottle works just as well? I digress. 

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But there's one thing that I have found after moving to Skyhaven that I truly enjoy and that I need (nay, want) in every future dwelling: A dedicated bar. This is not because I particularly love alcohol (I do) or because I drink all the time (I don't). It's because a bar brings people together. I've been streaming the old TV show Cheers recently. The bar plays a critical role in the show, it allows people from all walks of life to come together and visit, not to get drunk, not to wallow in self pity, but to facilitate conversation between humans. 

I found the bar at Skyhaven to be similar. While we haven't had perfect strangers to the house yet (we will with all these fundraisers coming up), the bar seems to be where we gather when folks do come over. It's like a magnet that draws folks together. With this in mind, I've been crafting some new concoctions. I've always enjoyed mixology, and have made my own bitters for years, but crafting my own drink has been enjoyable. Here's the first recipe in my Skybar Cocktail Creation series.

Eat Drink and be Rosemary Mule

3 oz. Rosemary Infused Vodka (see below)

.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

5 oz. Ginger Beer

Dash of Rosemary Bitters (recipie coming)

Garnish with Fresh Rosemary

 Rosemary Infused Vodka is easy to do! Simply drop washed rosemary stems into vodka and leave for 4-5 days. I use a small infuser, but rosemary is hearty and doesn't require an infuser if you don't have one!

Rosemary Infused Vodka is easy to do! Simply drop washed rosemary stems into vodka and leave for 4-5 days. I use a small infuser, but rosemary is hearty and doesn't require an infuser if you don't have one!