Recently, I went on a #BloggersGo trip with my best gal pals. One of the restaurants we dined at was Searsuckers (review post upcoming). Now at Searsuckers, I had the best cocktail I have ever had the pleasure of sipping on. It was perfect, refreshing, and oh so hard to duplicate; but after a search on the internet I finally managed it. Now, the main purpose of this post is to highlight my favorite Touch products by Good Cook. I figured since I used three different ones in just making this tasty beverage, this would be the perfect avenue to do so. Since the recipe I used called for lemon zest, I used the Citrus Zester to make my job easier.
I also needed to wash the fresh basil since I picked it right off the plant. Pretty fresh, but that means pretty dirty. What an easy job when I used the 6″ Strainer to clean the leaves in the running water.
I also had to squeeze fresh lemons to make the basil lemonade, but how would I know when I reached 1 cup? Yup! You got it! Good Cook has the “Measure From Above” Cup Measuring Cup which makes measuring liquids a breeze! No more bending down eyeing whether or not you have made the mark.
Are you ready for the recipe? You bet you are…now this will take some patience, but I promise you…The Peter Rabbit Cocktail recipe is totally worth it! Now the recipe below calls for Pimms #1 which my local grocer or liquor store doesn’t carry. I am pleased to present how to make Pimms #1 at home: How to make Pimms #1
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- 1-1/2 oz Pimms #1 or make your own Pimms #1
- 1 oz basil lemon juice**
- ½ oz simple syrup
- Pickled carrot to garnish*
- lemon zest
- basil leaf
- Combine all ingredients in a Boston shaker, shake, and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Spear a pickled globe carrot and lay across lip of glass. Take a large basil leaf and place it flat in the palm of one hand, clap the other hand over leaf to release oils and aroma. Fold leaf in half and slide down inside of glass so it’s just peaking one third of the way out.
- **Basil Lemon: Combine 1 cup of lemon juice with ¾ oz of basil leaves in a blender. Blend 1 minute.
*Pickled Carrots recipe can be found here.