Woo hoo! We got a makeover!

Posted on 20th August, by DrinkGal in Insider. No Comments


Happy National Lemonade Day! In honor of this momentous occasion, Sweet Leaf Tea is going to give away a case of their delicious, organic Lemonade to one lucky DrinkGal reader!

How do I win, you ask? All you have to do is follow Sweet Leaf Tea on Twitter, then tweet the following:

I want a (fill in your favorite recipe here) made with @SweetLeafTea! @drinkgal, send me a case of SweetLeaf Lemonade!

While you are at it, follow us too, (if you don’t already!) as we will be announcing the winner via Twitter later on today.

Choose your favorite recipe and get tweeting! Good luck!

Rosemary Lemon Fizz

1 part Vodka
1 tablespoon Lemon Rosemary Syrup
3 parts chilled soda water

For syrup:

2 parts Sweet Leaf Original Lemonade
1 part sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (per serving)
2 rosemary springs

Bring sugar, lemonade, lemon juice and rosemary to a boil in a …

The Last Tale from Tales: Gin

Posted on 1st August, by DrinkGal in General. No Comments


My last seminar at Tales of the Cocktail 2010 was on Saturday at 10am.  It was held on the top floor of the Hotel Montelone in The Riverview Room overlooking the French Quarter and the Mississippi River.  The seminar was titled The Prehistory & Evolution of Gin sponsored by Hayman’s Old Tom Gin and G’Vine Gin.  An extremely well spoken Irishman named Philip Duff was the moderator and he started us all of with a cocktail that was one of my favorites while at Tales; the Jasmine.  Created by Paul Harrington, the Jasmine is gin (G’Vine Nouaison), Cointreau, Campari and lemon juice.  It was the perfect cocktail to begin a Saturday morning with.

Mr. Duff began his history of gin by introducing Maria the Jewess or Maria Prophetissa, a woman who at the University of Alexandria in Greece perfected the three-armed …