DIY green living

DIY Organic Fall Cocktails

It’s the harvest season and if you’re anything like me, you have bountiful herbs, pears, limes and other things to share. Sharing is caring and cocktails are good, so here are some of our very own autumnal harvest-time cocktails for you to share with your nearest and dearest.

Katie’s Ballsy Gin

  • Gin
  • Tonic
  • Dash of Balsamic Vinegar
  • Fresh Basil
  • Lemon
  • Ice

Method: Place the ice in a glass and add the gin. Add a dash of balsamic and fill with tonic. Place the basil on your palm and then clap your other hand down on top of it to release the flavor.


The “Canadian”

          • Spiced rum
          • Maple syrup
          • Cinnamon stick
          • Apple cider
          • Lime juice
          • Ice

Method: In a short glass, place the ice and measure out a shot (or two) of rum. Add ¼ oz. of lime juice and ¼ oz. of maple syrup (use simple syrup of you don’t have maple). Stir well with the cinnamon stick and serve.

Pear of Cajones

  • 2 oz. pear puree
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • Gin
  • Soda
  • Ice
  • Mint

Method: Puree a pear with a little lemon juice to prevent it from browning. Pour the pear puree over the ice, add gin, ½ oz. lime juice and soda. Garnish with mint.

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Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives in a tiny town with a fat cat and a very bad dog.

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