The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman is debating his choice to live in the suburbs, Chris has yet another ache and/or pain, and Ben is trying to get back to the daily grind.
In a shaker, gently muddle a hulled strawberry. Add the remaining ingredients and shake with ice until well chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a slice of strawberry.
Muddle nectarine/peach, a rosemary sprig and simple syrup in your shaker. Add the remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Fine strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with soda water and garnish with another rosemary sprig.
Muddle the bell pepper and agave syrup. Add everything else then shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with an umbrella and a lime wheel.
1.5 oz Spiced rum
.5 oz Blackberry brandy
.5 oz Creme de Banane
4 oz Orange Juice
Dash of Falernum or grenadine
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shake with ice. Shake well. Strain into a hurricane glass.
Optional (and recommended): Pour ingredients into a blender with approximately 3/4 cup of ice. Blend until smooth.