Category: homemade ingredients

Barrel Aged Cocktails

All the cool kids are doing it, so Summit Sips couldn’t wait any longer. We just had to try our hand at barrel-aged cocktails. It sounds like a lot more

How to Make Coca Cola

Drink of the Week: Cuba Libre We are just going to come right out and say it: This week’s DOTW is getting hijacked. Anyone who recognizes the Cuba Libre also

Rurita

Not long ago we made some great rhubarb-infused vodka. What we never shared was that in addition to the vodka, we also infused some gin—we figured that while the rhubarb

Cocktail Cherries

Click here for a newer post with a fantastic, easy homemade cocktail cherries recipe! When fresh cherries are in season, it’s time to make a delicious cocktail garnish. We have a

Strawberry Barb

With so many spirits and liqueurs to try, it’s easy to forget about flavored vodka. After all, most of what you can buy can be easily replicated at home. If

What’s in a name?

You could slap a name on any unique combination of ingredients and call it an original cocktail, but if you create something from scratch that you want people to remember,

Riviera, two ways

Sometimes,we feature classics, sometimes a riff, and once in a while it’s an exotic Tiki. There’s not really a pattern to the Drinks Of The Week here at Summit Sips,

Using Salt In Cocktails

If life on earth started in the sea, it might explain why most of us consider food “unseasoned” without a little salt. It’s one of our five (six) primary tastes

Zombie

It’s the last of the Halloween cocktails, and we are finishing with a good one, the Zombie. This is another Tiki classic, but like many others in its class, this

Pumpkin Spiced Cocktail

A few weeks ago, we received an email from a reader seeking ideas for a pumpkin cocktail. Kim Reynick, a friend of the family, lives in San Francisco and was

Basil Oil Garnish

Yesterday, a family member mentioned they were searching for other ways to use basil in a cocktail. The first thought was to do a search on Summit Sips to see

How to make Falernum

So, maybe you never made the tonic, or perhaps limoncello isn’t your thing. Did you at least make simple syrup? Here’s a recipe for something that’s really easy. It’s a