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Sipping Social at NRA-BAR

There is a lot of “conversation” going on in cyber space – from social media platforms like Face Book, Twitter, Instagram, Pintrest to Newsletters and Blogs. #SippingSocial identifies the 20 trends in beverage we see and hear. From friendly whiskey to orchard flavors and veggie cocktails to the Tiki explosion – Check out my presentation from NRA – BAR to see what’s trending in all things sippable. My  Honey Carrot Collins cocktail recipe that we served at the seminar incorporates a multitude of #SippingSocial trends.


Sipping “Social” Trends, by Kathy Casey Liquid Kitchen

Sipping “Social” Trends for NRA-BAR 2015 – click to view

Carrot Honey Collins (C) Kathy Casey Liquid Kitchen

Honey Mint Carrot Collins

From Garden to Glass this Cocktail incorporates multiple trends from #SippingSocial; from honey to herbs to veggies. The carrot adds a subtle sweetness and a beautiful color, while playing well with the botanicals of the gin.

Makes 1 cocktail
1 1/2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce Honey Mint Syrup (recipe follows)
3/4 ounce fresh pressed carrot juice
3/4 ounce fresh squeezed Sunkist Lemon juice
1 ounce chilled Perrier
Garnish: Fresh Origins Micro Carrot and Micro Mint

Measure gin, Honey Mint Syrup and juices into a mixing glass. Fill with ice, cap and shake vigorously. Pour drink into a Collins glass and top with soda. Garnish.

Honey Mint Syrup
Makes about 10 ounces
8 sprigs fresh mint
3/4 cup clover honey
3/4 cup water

Combine ingredients in small saucepan. On medium-high heat, bring liquid to a boil while siring to combine well. Immediately reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let steep for 45 minutes. Strain and store refrigerated for up to two weeks.

Recipe by Kathy Casey Liquid Kitchen –