fbpx
Tag: simple syrup

Grapefruit Cilantro Margaritas – What I’m Drinking This Week

I will say that folks are pretty passionate about their feelings for cilantro. In my very informal and unscientific pole, the cilantro lovers came out ahead! So, in your honor, here is a cocktail that highlights this aromatic herb:

 

Grapefruit Cilantro Margaritas

Ingredients

Kosher salt for rimming the glass

1 oz simple syrup

2 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice – pink or white

1 oz. silver tequila (I used Patron silver)

1 large cilantro sprig (and more for garnish)

1 lime wedge

Directions

Make a simple syrup by dissolving 1 cup of white sugar into 1 cup of water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil until all of the sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature, and then cover and refrigerate until cold. Simple syrup will keep in a covered jar for 2 weeks in the fridge. In a cocktail shaker, mix 1 oz. simple syrup, grapefruit juice, tequila, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. Add ice to the shaker and shake until well chilled. Rim a rocks or martini glass with the lime and dip into the salt. Strain the liquid from the shaker into the glass and garnish with a sprig of cilantro. Makes 1

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Community Lemon – What I’m Drinking this Week

In thinking about this week’s cocktail with the herb of the week – thyme, I got it into my head that the drink needed to have fresh Meyer lemon juice in it too. Meyer lemons are a bit sweeter than a regular lemon and are a cross between a regular lemon and either a tangerine or an orange. It’s not really Meyer lemon season, but that didn’t deter me. I sent out a plea to my Facebook community to see if anyone in my neighborhood had a tree with any leftover Meyer lemons. I even offered to hand over eggs from my chickens in exchange (it’s good to give folks a little incentive). People scoured their trees, but unfortunately, the summer harvest is over and the winter fruits are too green. I was about to head out searching for farmer’s markets, but decided to stop at my local supermarket (Gelson’s). Lo and behold, they had Meyer lemons. They were $5.00 for a package of 3 (yikes!), but they were Meyer lemons.

So, I raise my glass to my friends in Valley Village and beyond because sometimes you need life to bring you lemons. Cheers!

 

Community Lemon

Ingredients

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Check out my new book!

cover

Testimonials

"Angela took our weed infested mess of a front yard and turned it into a beautiful xeriscaped, Palm Springs style desert landscape. We couldn't be more delighted with the gorgeous results. She listened to our ideas for the space, was responsive to our questions, and made the experience hassle-free. She and her two man team worked wonders. Thank you! Highly recommended."
Vivien and Matt
North Hills
My wife and I hired Angela to bring our little patio to life. From the moment Angela came over, we knew we were going to hire her. She was easy to speak with, knew her stuff, and when she put a bid together, it was affordable and beautiful.
Adam and Jennifer
Burbank
Angela is such a gem! We have utilized her several times and have always had our expectations exceeded every time.
Sharon
Los Angeles
Angela is amazing. Her extensive knowledge and eye for design as well as her flexibility in combining her expertise and our vision, gave us an end result we couldn’t be happier with.
Laura
Sherman Oaks
(Angela) listened to every minute detail of my vision for our front yard cottage garden, and like magic, (she) created a dream come true in our front yard.
Mary and Will
Culver City