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The Jungle Bird, a 70s classic tiki cocktail

  The Jungle Bird originated in Kuala Lumpur at the Hilton Hotel in 1978. What I love about it and what makes it different from most tiki drinks is the addition of Campari.  The Campari gives it a very slightly … Continue reading

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Cocktail Party!

This is the perfect week for a cocktail party.  There are just a few days left before you make your clean-living New Year’s resolution, so now is your chance to live it up! I like to have one or two … 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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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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Blackberry Pina Colada

Coco Lopez.  It’s that cream of coconut that comes in the can with the cartoon toucan on it.  I was grocery shopping and came across Coco Lopez in the aisle with the cocktail mixers and club soda.  The recipe for … Continue reading

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Minty Mojito on the Rocks

Nice weather always puts me in a cocktail mood.  My mojito uses a mint infused simple syrup that’s a snap to make.  You can get creative by using herbs you like or have growing in your garden- lavender, tarragon, and … Continue reading

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Bananas Foster

This is my Mother-in-Law’s favorite dessert.  I try to make it for her whenever she visits. Serves 6 2 T. butter 1/2 C. dark brown sugar, packed 1/4 C. white rum 3 bananas vanilla ice cream In a nonstick skillet … Continue reading

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