The long island is definitely one of my favorite drinks. It’s baffling to think that so many things together can create such an unexpected flavor. My inspiration for this drink was ginger tea… which I love, so I decided to spice up the classic long island recipe!
-1oz White Rum
-1oz Triple Sec
-1oz Ginger Simple Syrup
(combine 1cup of water with 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of sliced, fresh ginger. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer for about 5 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool before straining into a container.)
-Juice from half a lemon
-Coke to fill
Fill a tall glass with ice.
Add 1oz of each liquor to the glass.
Add the 1oz of ginger syrup, juice from half a lemon, and top with Coke. Stir with a bar spoon or a straw. Garnish with a lemon twist and a wedge!
I love the simple twist this variation adds to a classic drink. Plus it’s perfect for summer!
I have another recipe to share! This one is a great one! It’s kind of a combination of guacamole and salad dressing. I love guacamole. I love salad. I’m in love with this.
Chop all the vegetables into more manageable sizes. The easiest way to cube an avocado is to first slice it in half and remove the pit. Then you can use a small knife to cut a checkered pattern but without breaking the skin. All you need to do after that is scoop it out with a spoon. Easy.
Toss all of your ingredients into a blender or food processor. I’m not lucky enough to have a food processor so I used a blender. Simply blend the ingredients until its smooth. That’s it!
I like to eat it on a nice spinach salad with a bit of kale and sunflower seeds. Tasty. :]