The Freckle Face Farmer
3 Fun Farm Inspired Holiday Drinks!
Well Christmas day has come and gone. We have all enjoyed our traditional Christmas dishes and of course classic Christmas drinks such as that cozy cinnamon spiked cider on the couch and the good old fashioned eggnog to accompany the many Christmas cookies. Christmas is dressed in expectation and tradition that most dare not embellish for risk of offending anyone or 'ruining the Christmas spirit' and lets be honest... we all like the traditional "once a year" treats, dishes and drinks we're accustomed to also. BUT NEW YEARS... is where we can get creative ;) especially with our beverages.
Whether you prefer the fancy cocktails or classic caesars... we have a unique LSF twist for both using our homemade and homegrown goodness off the farm!
Check it out!
The Last Past Dawn Leprechaun (Caesar)
We chose this name because not only is this beverage complete with our angry leprechaun hot sauce series but it is so delicious you won't want to stray all night. And, of course, the spicy LSF thai chili salt slows you down a bit too ;)
1 oz vodka (optional)
2 tsp LSF angry leprechaun hot sauce (to make hotter use the really angry or lethal leprechaun)
4 dashes Worchestershire sauce (struggling even attempting to say this in my head right now)
8 oz Clamato juice (I prefer 'The Works')
LSF Thai chili salt
A few strips of LSF pasture raised Berkshire Bacon
1.) Pour LSF thai chili salt onto a small plate, wet the top of your glass and rim glass with the thai chili salt (should look like image above. may take a couple attempts as this salt is a larger granule kosher).
2.) In a small frying pan, cook bacon until quite crisp. Be sure to choose lengthy strips so they are tall enough for your glass. Pat off excess grease on strips and set aside.
3.) Pour the vodka shot into your glass, follow with the hot sauce, worchestershire, and clamato. Stir.
4.) Add your bacon strip and cheers!
1-2 tbsp LSF Lavender simple syrup (depending on how sweet you want it. One can even place less if they are a real fan of prosecco)
Prosecco or some form of bubbly
1.) Find yourself some champagne flutes or fun themed glasses.
2.) Pour your lavender simple syrup in the bottom and top with prosecco.
3.) Cheers all your friends and enjoy!
Honey & Thyme Sparkling Wine
A recipe modified form Dishing up the Dirt by Andrea Bemis
1/2 cup Flint Farms raw & unpasteurized honey
1/2 cup water
6 sprigs fresh LSF thyme + more for garnish
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 bottle of your favourite sparkling wine
1.) In a small saucepan bring the honey, water and thyme to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the honey is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to steep for about 15 minutes. Strain the mixture into a small jar and discard the thyme leaves. Stir in the lemon juice and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Add about 1 tablespoon of the simple syrup to individual glasses and top with the bubbly. Garnish with extra thyme leaves and enjoy!
For more from Andrea (seriously she is amazing) follow this link here!
Cheers and Happy New Years from your local farmers :)