Eveleigh Lemonade, Tequila Lemonade

Tequila Lemonade aka the Eveleigh Lemonade

I love cocktails with tequila, but I have to admit sometimes I get tired of just having margaritas or a tequila and soda.  I have been in search of a new tequila drink.  Then I remembered a drink called the “Eveleigh Lemonade”, which is basically a margarita with lemon and honey instead of lime and agave nectar.
Eveleigh Lemonade, Tequila Lemonade
I first was introduced to this cocktail at it’s namesake restaurant The Eveleigh in West Hollywood, CA in 2012.  I’ve been in search of the recipe for this drink ever since and I finally found it on the Imbibe Magazine site.  What makes this drink interesting and different is the chamomile and lemon infused tequila and the use of the aperitif Cocchi Americano.    So, what exactly is Cocchi Americano?   Well, according to Wikipedia:
“Cocchi Americano is a quinine-laced aperitif wine produced by Giulio Cocchi Spumanti in the Asti province of Italy. Cocchi Americano is a variety of Americano. The wine was developed by Giulio Cocchi, and production began in 1891.”
Check out my video below to see exactly how I make the chamomile and lemon infused tequila and this wonderfully delicious tequila cocktail:

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Rose Sangria

Easy Rosè Sangria

Rose sangria is synonymous with summer for me.   Specifically it reminds me of summers spent on Shelter Island, New York with my husband.  We spent many summers there and loved to go to the Sunset Beach Hotel.  They had a vineyard on the property and made their own rosè wine, called “Sunset Beach Rosé André Balazs” that would be used in the sangria and it was always delicious.  Since then I’ve been trying to re-create the sangria. The key ingredient in this Rosè Sangria is peach nectar, it really adds that extra bit of something special. I hope you like this recipe!  If you try it out please let me know in the comment below or use #livingwithclaire on Instagram.

 

To learn how to make the sangria, please check out the video below:

 

Easy Rose Sangria

Author Claire Bahn

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • ½-1 cup peach juice
  • 1 orange thinly sliced
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1 peach
  • 1 bottle of rose wine

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, add all the fruit at once (leaving some back to dress the glasses), then combine the brandy, peach nectar (1/2 to 1 cup depending on how strong you like it) and orange liqueur.
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