Dry Fly teamed up with Atlanta mixologist Ian Cox to explore the season’s biggest cocktail trend and what did they discover?Mixology has been adding culinary flare for some time and with the rise of pickling at farm-to-table restaurants, why wouldn’t bartenders take to making cocktails the same way? Mixologists are not only using pickled produce but are now veering even further into the phenomenon by using the pickling juice itself in cocktails, a unique way to add acidity beyond the standard squeeze of a lemon or lime.
When it comes to “manning” the grill, few do it better than Melissa Cookston, owner of the South’s hottest restaurant group, Memphis Barbecue Co. and author of the newly released BBQ and grilling cookbook Smokin’ in the Boys Room. For Melissa, mother’s day starts with a perfectly grilled ribeye and smoked Vidalia onions (the recipe for which can be found in her book) and ends with one of her favorite desserts, grilled cayenne peaches.Click here for more Grilling and Barbecue Advice!
Sangria calls for a fair bit of sugar, so I decided to try the infused maple syrups to replace it. The results surprised me, not because they tasted so good but because the infused syrups I selected changed the character of the sangria in audacious and wonderful ways. Adding the Cardamom Infused Maple gave it a lovely Mediterranean flavor. The Cinnamon+Vanilla Infused Maple worked surprisingly well. (My friend, Carol described the drink as “happy”). And the Elderberry Infused Maple gave the sangria depth of character, bringing out the sensuous side of the wine.-Owner and co-founder Laura SorkinRecipe courtesy of Runamok Maple
Iced tea and peaches are about as Southern as it gets. This country drink blends the flavors with bourbon, peach schnapps, peach nectar, unsweetened iced tea and an optional dash of bitters for a fruity and refreshing beverage.This recipe is courtesy of David Danielson, executive chef of Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby.
There's nothing worse than being short on time and in need of a dessert. This recipe is my go-to when I just want to add a little something extra to a bowl of vanilla ice cream or an old fashioned ice box cake.
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One day, all I could think about was peach cobbler. I would have murdered for one. And then I made a juice bursting with ripe peach and cinnamon that balanced sweetness with tartness. And thus, “Peach Cobbler Juice” was born like Athena sprung from Zeus’s pained head, and I was pleased.
Celebrate the season with a hot-for-summer flavor combo: fruit and spice. Shrimp and peaches are marinated in a tangy, sweet and spicy mixture starring McCormick Original Chili Seasoning Mix. Grilled on skewers, they make for a tasty summer meal served over rice or quinoa. Recipe courtesy of McCormick