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DONE Simple Syrup

The necessary health-evil of the standard cocktail.

At least it’s easy to make, and if you make it yourself it’ll be about eleven times cheaper. You can also choose the sugar that goes into it. 223 more words


Strawberry Basil Margarita

One of my new year’s resolutions this year was to have more dinner parties. And so, I have been working on that! To that end, here is a drink we served, taken from a cocktail book I received as a Christmas present. 288 more words


What the Hell is a Cactus Pear?

I looked at the little ugly fruit. Not one to have food remorse, I tossed one in my basket. Unloading groceries with my spouse, he held it up and laughed “You bought one sad prickly pear?” I smiled, “Yes- culinary challenge.” He continued to put away groceries and retorted “Well, you want boil it, smash it, and then make simple syrup for cocktails. 246 more words

Kitchen Adventures


I’ve always been torn over the idea of receiving flowers.

One one hand, it’s a nice gesture, they’re pretty, they smell nice.
On the other, they start to wilt within a week and soon they have no more use. 199 more words

Food And Drink

Strawberry-Basil Simple Syrup

Being that Andrew has his fancy mixologist job, shrubs and unique simple syrups have become something that I’ve been playing around with at home.
Earlier this week I made a strawberry-basil simple syrup which I handed out to a few of my co-workers that didn’t think those two items would taste good together. 179 more words

Food And Drink

Simple Syrup Four Ways

Several months ago, my family and I went to Board Room Spirits, which is a local distillery near my hometown. It was there that I enjoyed one of the best Moscow Mules that I’ve ever had. 488 more words


Blood Orange Manhattan | Homebar

The classics are always my favorites — but sometimes I really like to add a fun or different ingredient to change things up a bit. Last week, we had a little cocktail party at our house with some friends, and I had about 5 blood oranges in my fridge that needed to get used. 229 more words