Two New Recipes To Try This Summer – Salted Aloe Lime Syrup & Lemongrass Syrup
This month, we were booked to teach a cocktail class for repeat customers – WOOT WOOT! This must mean we’re doing something right…right? 😉 This time around, the client requested light refreshing summer cocktails – nothing too sugary or heavy, so we curated a menu of delicious global flavors to impress and delight!
Can’t book a cocktail class with us this summer, no worries! We still want you to make these delicious cocktail syrups at home to elevate your bar game – after all, that’s what we’re all about!
SALTED ALOE LIME SYRUP
- ALOE VERA JUICE
You can peel your own aloe too if you want to be really hardcore, but we can find plenty of aloe vera juice brands at our local Asian and Mexican supermarkets. You’ll most likely have luck finding it at your chain grocery stores these days too.
- FRESH LIME JUICE (yes, we recommend you juice your own limes. It tastes better.)
- WHITE SUGAR (make a simple syrup with 1 cup filtered water and 1 cup white sugar. Heat until sugar dissolves. Boom)
- PINK HIMALAYAN SALT
Combine 1/2 cup simple syrup, 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice, 1/2 cup aloe vera juice, and a pinch of pink Himalayan salt into a blender. Blend on high to incorporate all ingredients. Bottle and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
- WHOLE LEMONGRASS STALKS
- WHITE SUGAR
- FILTERED WATER
DIRECTIONS: Grab three lemongrass stalks and crush the stalks with the flat blade of your knife or pound it out with a muddler, similar to what you would do to paillard a chicken breast. Chop up the pieces into small pieces and add to a pot with one cup sugar and one cup filtered water. Bring it up to medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. Then I add in more fresh lemongrass to really brighten the flavor before storing it in the fridge. Store in a mason jar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Make sure you strain out the pieces before you use them!
Okay so you’ve prepped these two delicious syrups, what do you do now? Here are two great summer cocktail recipes to get you started:
ALOE RUM COOLER
1.5 oz White Rum
1.5 oz Coconut Water
1 oz Salted Aloe Lime Syrup
Optional: 2 Dash Eucalyptus Bitters from our friends at Hella Cocktail Co.
Directions: Add all ingredients to a shaker. Add ice and shake until well chilled. Strain over fresh ice into your favorite rocks glass. Garnish with a fresh sprig of mint or lime wedge.
THAI ONE ON
2 oz Gin
1 oz Soursop Juice
.75 oz Lime
.5 oz Lemongrass Syrup*
DIRECTIONS: Shake ingredients with ice until well-chilled. Double-strain into a chilled coupe and garnish dehydrated lime wheel.