Category Archives: Beverages

Drinks

Blushing Mimosas

The holidaze are almost upon us, which means that it is high time to prepare a little sumpin’ sumpin’ sparkling and, with families gathering, more than likely with a bit of alcohol in it. My husband found this recipe on … Continue reading

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Parfait! Butterbeer

‘Tis the season… for Hallowe’en parties! And parties mean punch! Sooo, why not channel your inner Harry Potter (or Neville Longbottom or whomever) and whip up a batch of butterbeer? It is dead simple to make with just two ingredients, … Continue reading

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Cherry Vodka

I normally make a couple of batches of Limoncello to share at the holidaze; but this year, I came across a recipe from the book “From From a Polish Country House Kitchen” by Anne Applebaum & Danielle Crittenden for cherry … Continue reading

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Cherry Cosmo

On a recent trip to Door County in Wisconsin, we stopped by a cherry place so Rich’s mom could pick up some treats for friends back home – y’know, chocolate covered cherries, dried cherries, cherry juice. While poking around, we … Continue reading

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Red Grapefruit Sangria

My husband came across the original recipe for this sangria on the interwebs, and it did look tasty; rose wine, grapefruit vodka, grapefruit juice, ginger ale, and stuff. Thing is, the stuff was a bit much – making a simple … Continue reading

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Peach Cosmopolitan

“What’s this?” you ask. “A Cosmo?” Surely not, why, where’s the martini glass and lime wedge? Thing is, this is a Cosmo, a Peach Cosmo, and it’s kinda meant to be served over ice with a macerated strawberry and mebbe … Continue reading

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Cherry Midori Lemonade

We were at Navy Pier in Chicago, enjoying lunch at Riva before attending a matinée at The Shakespeare Theater, and opted to sample a cocktail; specifically, a cherry limeade, notable because, aside from the bright green color, it contained no … Continue reading

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Cherry Smash

We were in Canada visiting relatives, and our cousin, Jesse, took us out to lunch at a pretty terrific restaurant right on the shores of Lake Ontario. Since we were on vacation, and were planning a rigorous afternoon of wine … Continue reading

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Orange J Cocktail

Tasting a lot like a Creamsicle, but not for the kidees, this refreshing, semi-frozen cocktail is wicked simple to toss together. If you happen to have one of those extra large super-duper blenders that makes soup and soft serve and … Continue reading

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Kalimotxo

Yeh… it’s pronounced “caliMOcho” and it is frikkin’ delicious! My friend Barb tells me this is trending on Buzzfeed, but I first came across it last month on thrillest. “What is it?” you may finally be asking. Kalimotxo is, just … Continue reading

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