By now you've probably figured out that I love cocktails.
But until now, I haven't actually shared any of my own concoctions! Instagram is so full of amazing cocktail creators, that I've just been having fun trying and sharing recipes that other people have created. There's so much talent in the Drinkstagram community that I've simply loved being a bit of a voyeur and finding inspiration to use in the cocktails I make at home.
While I fully intend to keep sharing the delicious work of others, I figured it was time to get courageous and share some of my own. Although I haven't offered much detail about my own mixology background, I worked for years behind a bar and have about 20 years of cocktail making experience under my belt. In fact, the first iteration of Parched was dedicated solely to cocktails!
While I generally enjoy most spirits and all styles of drinks, I'm a huge fan of classic cocktails, I prefer drinks that are tart and savory to ones that are sweet, and thanks to my new herb garden, I'm currently obsessed with herb-focused cocktails and syrups! I also have a number of people in my life who don't drink booze, so I equally enjoy creating drinks that can be made with or without alcohol.
I've been trying to figure out the best way to start introducing some of my own tipples, and then it hit me that the best way to start is simply to start! So in celebration of the 4th of July, here is my festive and super easy to make Rosemary Blue.
This red, white, and blue drink will cool you off on a hot summer day and also add some pizzazz to your 4th of July holiday. It's light, fresh, and easy to make, and the best part is that it can also be made as a mocktail, so it's perfect for kids, too!