All posts tagged: Bourbon

Basil Simple Syrup

The Summer is coming to an end so quickly and I have so many recipes that I want to give you. But my, how times flies when you’re having fun. Well, that’s a lie. You all are having fun while I’m working six days a week, blogging and trying to squeeze in the occasional nap (sigh). But any-who, here is a simple recipe that will be a great addition to all of your summer cocktails and beverages. A little bit of basil, sugar and water opens the door to a plethora of pool-side drink concoctions. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 cup Basil Leaves 1 cup water 1 cup sugar Directions 1. In a sauce pot on medium high heat. Add the water and sugar. Allow the mixture to come to a boil or until liquid is clear and there are no sugar crystals visible. Once mixture is boiling, toss in basil and let boil for 1 minute. Remove from the eye, cover and let basil steep for 2 or more hours. Strain mixture and store into a …

Peach Bourbon Crostata

I contemplated long and hard about giving you last years Peach Truck recipe. But I couldn’t resist upping the ante and letting my readers see our progression since our first year of amateur blogging. And yes, we still have a lot to learn. Any-who, you can find out all about Stephen and Jessica Rose and their Peach Truck adventures here. The Summer time yields some of nature’s best gold. Stone fruit being at the top of my list and then I work my way down to berries and greens. The Peach Truck peaches are really good and all it took was two failed attempts before I obtained the little jewels that lie before you in this crostata. I enjoy a nice slice of pie as much as the next person, but everyone does pie. And I don’t aim to give you average friends. My thought process typically involves Googling many a recipe and stalking many food blogs to see what hasn’t been done. And well, I don’t think you’ll be finding this somewhere else anytime …