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Cranberry Cocktail

No Comments | Written on November 12, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Need a go-to cocktail for the holiday season?  This one will take you from Thanksgiving all the way through the new year.  The key is a festive spiced cranberry reduction infused with cinnamon, ginger and star anise.

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Sparkling Blueberry-Mint Cocktail

No Comments | Written on September 24, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Every once in a while it’s nice to indulge in a relaxing and refreshing weekend cocktail.  The only problem?  Sometimes those mixers can be overflowing with excess sugar, weighing down your drink with extra calories.

This recipe not only features garden-fresh ingredients, but a secret ingredient with zero calories!

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Passion Fruit Hibiscus Martini

No Comments | Written on September 17, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

If you are already looking forward to the weekend, why not start planning ahead and get the ingredients to make this tropical cocktail!  It is fresh and handcrafted, yet easy to whip up for one or for a party.

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How to Make a Moscow Mule

1 Comment | Written on September 10, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Guess what?  Today is my birthday!

I know most people expect cake and candles for a birthday, but I felt like a celebratory cocktail.  If you have never tried a Moscow Mule, make one today and toast with me!   

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How to Make a Mint Julep

1 Comment | Written on April 27, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

With the weather getting warmer and Kentucky Derby next week, I figured it was a good time for a quick lesson on how to make the perfect Mint Julep!

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Fireball Cocktail

7 Comments | Written on July 3, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

How about a “firecracker” of a cocktail to enjoy this 4th of July?  This mixed drink tastes just like a Hot Tamale candy.

Beware:  it is not for the faint of heart!  Sip at your own risk…

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Bellini Recipes

3 Comments | Written on March 29, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

I love entertaining at home, but no one wants to be stuck playing bartender all night.  That’s why one of my go-to solutions is setting up a DIY “Bellini Bar!”  I have three different bellini recipe ideas here, but you can get creative with your favorite fruit flavors.

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The Little Black Dress Cocktail

No Comments | Written on February 7, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

The “Little Black Dress.”  Every woman has one in her closet.  It’s that perfect go-to outfit that can be dressed up or down for just about any occasion.  Get ready, because the winner of our Best Cocktail Ever contest is the “little black dress” of spirited drinks!  It’s gorgeous, tastes great and easy to prepare at a moments notice for any party.

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Pomegranate Margarita

3 Comments | Written on December 28, 2012 at 12:00 am , by

Throughout history, the pomegranate has been a symbol of health, fertility, and rebirth.  Sounds like the perfect fruit to ring in the New Year!  The complex, sweet yet tart taste and seductive ruby red color also make the pomegranate a wonderful fruit for cocktails.

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Thanksgiving Cranberry Cocktail

11 Comments | Written on November 16, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

Dazzle your guests this Thanksgiving with a sparkling cocktail!  While you are finishing up last minute touches on the big meal, your guests will love sipping this delightful drink.

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