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Deconstructing the Margarita

Sweet, cold, with a spicy dash of salt, strong enough to make your head spin, margaritas made from the special family recipe were a refreshing summer treat, and one glass was never enough…until I learned to look through… 610 more words


Morning Brace-up: The Corpse Reviver

I suppose with a moniker like “Corpse Reviver,” this cocktail was bound for revival. What many might not realize is that there is a whole school of Corpse Reviver cocktails. 275 more words

The Cocktails of Christmas: Cranberry Margarita

We had friends over for dinner last Sunday evening.  She brought homemade tamales (yum!!!) I provided cranberry margarita, cranberry salsa and festive treats.  Feliz Navidad! 430 more words

Spicy Mulled Wine

My friends and I paid a visit to Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery this Fall after our annual weekend getaway to Hudson, NY. Home to Hudson Whiskey, including Baby Bourbon and Maple Cask Rye, the distillery showed us their newly created Cacao Liqueur and limited-run Triple Sec they made since our last visit just one short year ago.   312 more words

White Hot Chocolate with Triple Sec

Terry’s White Chocolate Oranges (Snowballs) are a Christmas tradition my youngest looks forward to. Unfortunately none of the shops here are carrying them this year. She is now an adult, so I decided that I would try to imitate those flavours in a warm drink using alcohol to add orange flavour and to cut the sweetness of white chocolate. 103 more words


The Cocktails of Christmas: Cranberry Gin Fizz

There are beautiful photos of this cocktail available over at Completely Delicious.  Check them out here.  Mine are no where near as pretty, or abundant.   301 more words

Holiday Fizz

Lately I’ve been craving really light and refreshing drinks. Afterall, who says all holiday cocktails have to be heavy or warm? Not me!

This week I’m combining my favorite spirit with a staple at the Thanksgiving dinner table: cranberries. 102 more words

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