DOTW: Oaks Lily

Labor Day is almost a week ago, so unofficially it is now summer. Cocktail-wise this is my favorite season. I tend to like refreshing, fruity (not necessarily sweet) drinks. So lets start this with not only a good one, but definitely an easy one. I’ve had a couple of these last night, and I can affirm, that assembly is like Childs play, and consumption is pure pleasure, although easily adjustable for your own taste. One of the ingredients in this recipe is simple syrup, which essentially is liquid sugar. I omitted it, because, while I love my drinks fruity, I didn’t want the added sugar. For me personally, the cranberry juice and the Grand Mariner gave it enough sweetness. But by all means: adjust it to your liking!

What you’ll need:

Add ice to a tall glass, then pour in all liquid ingredients. Add as much or as little simple syrup as you like. Garnish with lemon slice and blackberries. (Advanced prep: Muddle a couple of blackberries in the glass before adding ice and liquids, this will give you an even fresher and fruitier taste).


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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