Category Archives: Spirits

Apple Sangria

This drink is perfect for a crowd, but also light enough that if you just happen to finish the whole pitcher with the help of your lovely spouse you won’t be hurting the next day. You can make it the … Continue reading

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Cranberry Orange Punch

This is drink is pretty, simple and serves a crowd. What more could you ask for the holidays? Cranberry Orange Punch 4 cups cranberry juice 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, pulp strained 12 oz ginger beer or ginger ale … Continue reading

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Favorite Fall Sips

We know fall is supposed to have a certain bite in the air, but around here many folks don’t turn off their air conditioners until well into October. So our list of fall favorites includes hot and cold drinks, because … Continue reading

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Poached Peaches in White Wine

This is a simple way to use peaches that are not quite ripe yet. White Wine Poached Peaches 3-4 small peaches skins removed 2 cups dry white wine 1/4 cup vermouth 4 tbsp brown sugar 1 vanilla bean Combine wine, … Continue reading

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Watermelon Sippers

A watermelon goes a long way in house of two. (Technically we’re a house of three, but the third member of our house is a dog with no taste for fruit.) We tend to juice a lot of the watermelon … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: A Rainbow of Drink Options

It’s summer. Your drinks should be colorful. Above is a mojito for the chef. Here’s some cider from a trip. Grab a clearance bin beer. This beer was aged in red wine barrels which gave it an interesting tart cherry … Continue reading

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Fermented Pineapple

This authentic Mexican drink comes from the same region that brought the world tequila and is called Tepache. It is relatively simple to make and with pineapples on sale it is hard to find a valid excuse not to have … Continue reading

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