Cocktails

Champagne Citrus Cocktail

Champagne Citrus Cocktail

May 10, 2013
Whether you’re entertaining family and friends or celebrating a special occasion, Champagne is the perfect choice to welcome guests and to toast the joyful event. The Champagne Citrus Cocktail, elevates Champagne from customary to special with the addition of a sugar-cube soaked in grapefruit bitters and a twist of lemon [...]
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Sakétini with Asian Pear & Almond

Sakétini with Asian Pear & Almond

March 15, 2013
Food and drink are a lot like art—the beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, and the definition of good food and drink is if you like it. One thing I like for sure is a Sakétini cocktail with Asian pear and almond. Saké is a Japanese drink that is made [...]
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The Tom & Hazel Toddy

The Tom & Hazel Toddy

January 23, 2013
It’s that time of year when taking the chill off is the order of the day, so I’ve made you a Tom & Hazel toddy. The Tom & Hazel toddy is a take on the Tom & Jerry; that wintertime cocktail made from a mix of eggs and booze and served hot. This [...]
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SideCarriage Cocktail

SideCarriage Cocktail

December 28, 2012
The holiday season is a time for pretty lights, gatherings of family and friends, goodwill and cheer, and new beginnings. One of my favorite ways to celebrate it is with a SideCarriage cocktail. The SideCarriage cocktail, inspired by the classic 1940s Sidecar, starts with a base of apple brandy. It’s [...]
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The Dancer Cocktail

The Dancer Cocktail

November 26, 2012
Today my dad turns 85 and in his honor, I made him a cocktail. It’s called “The Dancer” because that’s what my dad is. For as long as I can remember, he was always dancing. He met my mom when he was a dance teacher. She was his student. They [...]
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Bourbon & Kirsch Cocktail

Bourbon & Kirsch Cocktail

November 16, 2012
The Bourbon & Kirsch cocktail was inspired by the classic cherry bounce, a cocktail that goes as far back as George Washington. The cherry bounce is primarily cherries, sugar, and a spirit, such as brandy or whiskey, that have been combined and left to ferment for several months. Well, I [...]
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Vodka & Ginger Limeade Cocktail

Vodka & Ginger Limeade Cocktail

July 20, 2012
The Vodka & Ginger Limeade cocktail is a grown-up twist on the summertime classic, lemonade. The lemons are replaced with fresh-squeezed lime juice (to give you that same delightful pucker), which is then perfectly matched and sweetened with a ginger liqueur. A dash of orange bitters gives it depth, and [...]
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A Lillet Wine Cocktail

A Lillet Wine Cocktail

June 22, 2012
Every party needs a signature cocktail, and I can’t think of anything better than a cocktail that starts with Lillet and ends with Sancerre with a little Cognac and Cointreau in between. Lillet is a slightly sweet fortified wine-blend with floral and citrus notes. In France it is usually served [...]
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The Sherry Noisette Apéritif

The Sherry Noisette Apéritif

June 1, 2012
Every celebration calls for something special to toast the occasion and begin an evening of merriment, and a sherry apéritif with a touch of toasty hazelnut and a hint of orange is just the cocktail to get the party started. An apéritif is a cocktail that is served before the meal intended to stimulate the [...]
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The Pink Flower Cocktail

The Pink Flower Cocktail

March 13, 2012
Spring may still be a few weeks away, but it’s in the air and I feel like celebrating. The Pink Flower cocktail pays homage to spring and one of spring’s fashion trends—flowers. Wild hibiscus flower, elderflower liqueur, and rose water are the three main stars, while gin and Champagne add [...]
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The Little Black Dress Toddy

The Little Black Dress Toddy

February 12, 2012
What better way to end a long snowy day on the slopes than with a toddy that’s hot, sweet, and a little boozy. This little black dress might remind you of the hot chocolate you drank as a child, but is sure to make you happy that you’re over 21. The hot [...]
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