Category Archives: Spirits

Tropical Thunder

I came up with this drink recipe after realizing we only had one type of rum in the house and a whole mess of different fruit juices. Increase the ratios to make a pitcher full of fruity fun. Tropical Thunder … Continue reading

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Gingered Prosecco

    Our 11th wedding anniversary is just around the corner and spring is finally here so we have reason to celebrate. This bubbly drink came straight from Martha, not that we’re on a first-name basis with her. We used … Continue reading

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Using Up Bad Tea Spritzer

So let’s say there is a large amount of some tea bags that taste terrible but cost a lot of money in your house. Here is a way to use some of them and enjoy a bit of booze in … Continue reading

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New York Sour

Like a whiskey sour and a great sangria all in one, this classic drink makes you want to dash off to the Big Apple. OK, actually it just makes us wish the next season of Boardwalk Empire would come around … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Covered Almonds

When our alcohol cabinet gets a little low we find ourselves reaching for the Amaretto a little more and thinking why don’t we do this more often? (The answer is it’s easy to forget how strong Amaretto is under that … Continue reading

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Ahoy Skipper

Drink enough of these and you too may be marooned on a lonely island after a two-hour tour. The Skipper 3 oz rye whiskey 1 oz dry vermouth 4 oz fresh orange juice 4 drops grenadine Fill mixing glass with … Continue reading

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The Lemon Preservation Society

When you go to all that trouble to make preserved lemons, it seems only fitting that you’d celebrate with a cocktail once they were ready. If you like salty dogs and tend to lick the salt off your margarita glass, … Continue reading

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The Greyhound

Sometimes simple is the way to go. We used fresh ruby red grapefruit juice, but white will work and make the drink’s color better match the name. The strawberry was a nice garnish, but any sliced fruit will work really. … Continue reading

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Pomegranate is for Lovers

You can make your own juice for this drink, if you really love someone. We won’t tell if you use store-bought for your Valentine though. The recipe, which calls for vanilla vodka, coffee and chocolate liqueurs as well as pomegranate … Continue reading

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Put on Your Blinders

Don’t cocktails have the best names? We’d never heard of blinders until we were searching for recipes that would make great use of fresh grapefruit juice and behold we saw the light. On that note we’ll just get to the … Continue reading

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