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Pear Hot Toddies

On with our quest to use up an overstock of homemade jam. Katherine recently used pear preserves to create a champagne cocktail, so when we were given a batch of homemade pear butter we made a similar concoction to give … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Apple Drinks (So Far)

The foliage isn’t ever that grand down in these parts. But hey the apples are lip-smacking and since the temperatures are still in the 80s we need refreshment suited to the season. That’s why we love these apple drinks. (We’re … Continue reading

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Negroni

Readers often comment on the seemingly bottomless contents of our liquor cabinet. But we really don’t have every mixer on the planet. Sometimes we pool our resources and head to a friend’s house where Campari is stocked and the Mad … Continue reading

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Peppery Pisco

It’s been a summer of Pisco at our house. We needed some inspiration for new ways to serve the liquor and found this fun cocktail called the Sargent Pepper 100 over at the Pisco 100 website. It uses grapefruit juice … Continue reading

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Rufus Reruns: G is for Gin

Someone in this house really, really, really loves her gin. We’ll be back next week with a new cocktail. In the meantime, here are some of our gin-soaked favorites. Pink Gin The Vesper Salty Dogs The Gimlet The Tom Collins … Continue reading

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Party Drinks

We figure a lot of you will be entertaining this weekend. Here are some drinks (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) that are perfect for a crowd, or at least a few boisterous friends. Blackberry Spritzers Cucumber Shooters (technically not a drink, but … Continue reading

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Watermelon and Wine Spritzers

We bought a new variety of watermelon (orange!) at the farmers market. We hated it. We bought a new white wine at the liquor store. We hated it. We put them together to create a new drink. We loved it. … Continue reading

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