Daiquiri

Daiquiri (The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book, pg 57) When I hear ‘daiquiri’, my mind immediately goes to strawberries. A strawberry daiquiri made in the spring with fresh strawberries - delish, but that's a different post!  A straight up, standard daiquiri looks a little different! 2oz white rum 3/4oz lime juice 3/4oz simple syrup Add... Continue Reading →

Pink Martini

Pink Martini One of my favorite winter cocktails (I don’t know why I consider it a winter cocktail, but I do).  In my house, they are just called Pink Things. You’ll notice a similarity to a Cosmo, but the proportions are different.  It’s boozy, delicious and makes the perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail! (the recipe below... Continue Reading →

Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander This is one of my favorite dessert-y drinks.  It’s best enjoyed on a cold winter evening, while settled in with a good book... next to a fire, if possible. 1 part Brandy 1 part Half and Half 1 part Creme de cacao Shake it with some ice and strain into the glass of... Continue Reading →

Poinsettia (cocktail)

Poinsettia (cocktail) Another festive cocktail, perfect for a winter brunch or a refreshing morning-after drink! A poinsettia is really just a fancy holiday version of a mimosa. Fill a champagne flute ⅓ with white cranberry juice. Fill the remaining with sparkling wine. Garnish with a frozen cranberry or 2. Simple and sophisticated. If you want... Continue Reading →

Gingerbread Martini

This is a perfect holiday drink.  It's sweet, creamy & spicy and practically screams Christmas!  Yes, it's that festive. Compared to a true martini, it’s on the light side (only 1/3 of the mixture is alcoholic).  But it's so tasty you will probably drink more than one, so be careful!  🙂 Gingerbread Martini 1 part... Continue Reading →

Cranberry Wine

Cranberry Wine? My husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Bar Harbor, Maine.  We managed to time our visit in-between high season (summer) and the 2nd high season (autumn leaves).  The weather was brisk, but we were able to walk to town from our Bed & Breakfast and enjoy all the quaint shops and... Continue Reading →

Boozy Books

Boozy Cocktail Books Recently we had some friends over to check out our new home library (complete with dry bar).   We were gifted a couple new boozy bar books to join my previous favorite Tequila Mockingbird! Please welcome the Downton Abbey Cocktail Book and Gin Austen to the library!  I’m positive they will inspire... Continue Reading →

Jane’s Addiction (cocktail)

Looking for a nice cocktail to enjoy while reading Jane Eyre?  Jane’s Addiction (cocktail) 2 oz gin2 oz pomegranate juice½ oz lime juiceSparkling roseRaspberry for garish Add gin and juices to a shaker with ice, shake well.  Pour into a wine glass, top off with chilled sparkling rose and garnish with a raspberry. Recipe courtesy... Continue Reading →

Caramel Apple Martini

I love to read seasonal books, and I love to drink seasonal drinks! This drink is great because it's only 2 ingredients and no matter what ratio you blend, you will get a delicious cocktail. Caramel Apple Marini 3 oz Apple Cider 1-3 oz Salted Caramel Vodka Cold: shake over ice and serve. Hot: warm... Continue Reading →

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