Before the summer flies by, we want to share this refreshing summer drink. First off, if you've never made lemonade from scratch, don't pass that opportunity up here. Once you make it and taste the difference, you'll never go back to buying bottled or powdered (gasp!) brands ever again. Even many of the more high-end brands tend to use corn syrup in place of good old fashioned sugar, and it significantly affects the taste. The recipe below turns these into vodka lemonades, but the lemonade is refreshing without the alcohol.
Several years ago, for my birthday, my partner Dan decided he was going to make me a Mojito Cake. He did some research into different types of cake recipes, frostings and ways to infuse unique flavors inside a cake. The hidden gem to this cake was a boiled mixture of butter and sugar, to which rum and mint were added. When the cake was cooling, he poked tiny holes in the cake and slowly brushed this mixture into the cake until it was all absorbed. To this day, this is one of the tastiest cakes I've ever eaten ... and hopefully, someday you'll read more about that cake on this blog!
The adventures of two guys who like to bake, cook, drink and try new recipes