Salon 615: J.R. Ward
J.R. Ward is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and The Fallen Angels series. A graduate of Smith College, she worked as a lawyer
We recently featured Bone Spirits (now located in Nashville) in the magazine and they shared sone hot new recipes you have to try. Use their The “farm-to-bottle” label Fitch’s Goat Moonshine for the Goat Kickin' Cocktail included below.
Available at Cool Springs Wine & Spirits, 1935 Mallory Ln., Franklin (615) 771-7436; coolspringswine.com
2 oz. Fitch's Goat Moonshine
2 oz. Fresh Citrus Sour Mix (see below)
One sliced ring of Jalapeno (the more seeds, the harder the kick!)
Fresh Sprigs of Cilantro
Fresh wedges of lemon, lime and orange
In pint glass squeeze and drop in wedges of lime, lemon, and orange. Add jalapeno and a few sprigs of cilantro into pint glass. Measure in remaining ingredients and muddle together. Fill glass with ice and pour entire contents in shaker can. Cap and shake until very cold and then pour back into pint glass. Garnish: fresh sprig of cilantro and a straw.
Makes 3 cups
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice, or 1/2 cup of each
1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1 cup simple syrup (see below)
In a large jar with a lid, combine ingredients. Cover and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks, or freeze.
(This is the ratio - increase as needed)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil; simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. The syrup can be refrigerated in a glass jar for up to 1 month.