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Basil Whiskey Soda

Basil and whiskey go together surprisingly well! This basil simple syrup is easy to make and is a great addition to a gin and tonic or even a glass of bubbles. I like Irish whiskey for its drinkability, my favorite … Continue reading

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Easter Brunch Americano

If you are hosting Easter Brunch, consider this departure from the usual Mimosa.  Martha Stewart featured this cocktail in her April issue and it is a winner!  I love the bitterness and vivid color of Campari. Martha’s recipe calls for … Continue reading

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Tamarind Whiskey Sour

If you’ve never tried tamarind before, it’s difficult to describe.  It’s a thick, sticky substance inside a long, brown pod.  You can buy it in the pod in some grocery stores, or in block form and it sort of resembles … Continue reading

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The Christmas Miracle: A Guest Blogger’s Incredible Cocktail

Thank you Brennan for sharing this terrific recipe! When my friend Carrie (who happens to be the creator of this amazing blog) invited me to bring the signature cocktail for a dinner party, I knew that it couldn’t be just … Continue reading

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French Rose 75

A few months back I posted about a classic cocktail from the early 1900’s.  It is one of the first cocktails that was invented in America called the French 75.  It’s a delicious lemony champagne and gin cocktail, and if … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Mojito

For one Rhubarb Mojito ice 2 oz. white rum 1 oz. rhubarb simple syrup (recipe below) 4-5 fresh mint leaves 2 oz. club soda Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Pour in the rum and simple syrup.  Place the mint … Continue reading

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Two Lemony Cocktails

          The French 75 The French 75 is a classic drink and one of the very first cocktails.  It was first made in 1915 in New York City and was named after the powerful French 75mm … Continue reading

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Cava and Rose Cocktail

This is a lovely, festive champagne cocktail for any holiday party. I came back from San Francisco with some wonderful dried rosebuds that I bought in a tea shop in Chinatown.  They make the most delicately fragranced tea.  I love … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Mojito

  I love a seasonal cocktail.  When the weather warms up I tend to go with lighter, sweeter drinks.  I attended a great cocktail party class at Hipcooks Portland last night and learned how to make a perfect mojito.  As … Continue reading

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Lavender Lemon Drop

This drink started out with a G rating.  I made a batch of lavender lemonade to serve at a party.  Then I saw an icy bottle of vodka in the freezer.  The drink quickly became rated R. Lavender Simple Syrup … Continue reading

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