Tag Archives: cocktails

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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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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Sunday Suppers: A Valentine’s Day to Remember

This meal should make him and her very happy. The appetizer and main course are on the heavier side, but the dessert is lighter. Don’t forget the bubbly. Smoked Salmon Roulade Peppercorn-Crusted Steaks Twice-Cooked Potatoes Balsamic Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Chocolate Champagne … 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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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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