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Cherry Bourbon Cocktail

June 24, 2016


It’s Friday! You know what that means around here – cocktails! With a gloomy, rainy Friday I thought bourbon would offer the perfect cap to the week.  And since it’s cherry season (my favorite time of year, as you’ll soon discover with all the cherry recipes popping up!), why not pair it with a glass full of muddled cherries, in a Cherry Bourbon Cocktail.

While I’ve come a long way with my bourbon muscle – you know trying to enjoy it without puckering my face with every sip – I still find it a bit harsh.  So to truly enjoy this cocktail, I’ve added a touch of sugar and a splash of vanilla.  Easy.  Because Friday’s should be easy!


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Grapefruit Mojito

May 20, 2016

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The May long weekend, although usually cold and rainy (with this year being no exception) is the unofficial kick off to camping and summer fun.  Despite the gloomy skies, I can’t think of better way to celebrate than with this bright and vibrant Grapefruit Mojito!

Although my plans for the long weekend are pretty low key, there will most certainly be cocktails with friends – isn’t that like an unwritten rule of long weekends?! 😉  And since we are technically in spring, this Grapefruit Mojito is the perfect contrast to the rainy forecast – light, refreshing and pink!  Enjoy!


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A Midsummer Night’s Beam

April 29, 2016

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Cold and cloudy nights call for bourbon and books.  While I haven’t gotten to the point where I enjoy sipping bourbon on it’s own, I’m feeling quite good about enjoying bourbon in cocktails.

And I absolutely love Tim Federle’s book Tequila Mockingbird.  He’s creatively taken literary classics and twisted them into the perfect accompanying cocktail, the book is as fun to read as the cocktails are to sip!


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