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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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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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Chai Tea

It’s taking forever for spring-like weather to arrive in the South. Normally we’d be turning the garden in early March. Instead we were waiting for the ice covering it to melt. This helped us think warm thoughts. Chai Tea 24 … 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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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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Broiled Grapefruit and Other Ruby Red Favorites

Each year around this time, we stumble across one of those too good to pass up deals: 18 pounds of Texas grapefruit for $8. Of course that means we have 18 pounds of grapefruit. We juice quite a few for … Continue reading

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Hello Tom

We made a horrible mistake that has only exacerbated our kitchen renovation woes. When the delivery truck came with our cabinets we directed the nice men unloading the truck to pile the myriad boxes into our dining room, temporarily blocking … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Rosewater Cocktails

We’re on a pink kick with our cocktails. When they taste this good who can blame us? To make your own pomegranate juice, remove the seeds from a pomegranate and place in a sealed plastic bag. Crush with a crab … Continue reading

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The 20th Century

This drink will have you partying like it’s 1999, although the recipe actually dates to 1937 when it was first published in Cafe Royal Cocktail Book. The 20th Century 1½ ounces gin 3/4 ounce Lillet 3/4 ounce creme de cacao 3/4 … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Hot Buttered Rum

These are sort of like hot toddies, but with butter! They go down super easy, so be careful. They’re stronger than they taste. The recipe below makes two, so adjust accordingly. Hot Buttered Rum 2 tbsp butter, softened 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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