Blackberry mojito. Ingredients: 12 blackberries 12 large mint leaves 4 tsp. sugar 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice 1/2 cup seltzer water 1/4 cup vodka or rum 6 to 8 ice cubes InstructionsMuddle blackberries, mint leaves, sugar, lemon juice and lime juice in a tall glass until berries are mostly crushed.
shiso juice (Perilla frutescens): "Red shiso is a Japanese perilla herb and is used for dyeing pickled ume. I would boil red perilla leaves with water, vinegar, and sugar and serve with cold soda or water. Tastes great and it's good for Japanese summer heat. It is a family recipe for summer here in Japan." —Naoko
Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread - fall appetizer dessert recipe