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Homemade Grenadine

Grenadine is a thick, fruity syrup used in cocktails and punches for its sweet flavor and bright red color. There are a number of recipes for Grenadine floating around; but usually the base is pomegranate juice since the name Grenadine come from the French word for pomegranate – … 266 more words


The Mean Green Margarita

It seemed an eternity. Like we had been stuck in an endless frozen world of cold and despair, but then, as if by some magical spell cast by the weather fairies, Spring came. 428 more words

Unconventional Farmhouse

The Bourbon Raspberry Lavender Collins

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been working on acquiring a taste for bourbon. Jon and his friends love it. A few weeks ago, a group of us visited  177 more words

We Live Well

When Life Gives You Lemons...

It’s finally starting to feel like spring in Ottawa and that’s got me in the mood for iced beverages.

Last summer was the summer of iced tea for me, but recently, I’ve been craving something different. 398 more words


The Bee's Knees

I’m all about classic cocktails, and I find it the easier the better when it comes to creating drinks for entertaining.  With my Meyer lemon tree in full “fruit mode”, I wanted to whip something up that I could add to my “party drink” repertoire. 57 more words


TBT Classic Cocktail #2: (Gary's) Tequila Sunrise!

Well everyone, we have reached the end of our week of desert-themed drinks, but boy oh boy did we save the best for last. Have you ever been somewhere breathtakingly gorgeous on vacation and seen a pristine, out-of-this-world sunrise or sunset? 726 more words


Tuesday Tools & Tricks #2: Sh-Sh-Shakers!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! For today’s Tools & Tricks we decided to answer a burning question sent in by several of our readers about a very important topic: cocktail shakers. 543 more words

Bar Essentials