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 (cocktail)

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 alcohol).  But it's so tasty you will probably drink more than one, so be careful!  🙂 Gingerbread Martini 1 part... Continue Reading →

Cranberry Wine (cocktail)

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 (cocktail)

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 →

Hibiscus Martini (cocktail)

Hibiscus Martini When I realized I needed to post a floral inspired drink, this is right where my mind went.  We served a version of this for Christmas a couple years ago and it was a big hit. However, I will warn you, it takes a little prep work.   Step 1 - make Hibiscus Tisane. ... Continue Reading →

Orange Julius Caesar (cocktail)

I was thumbing through Tequila Mockingbird (if you missed the post about that book, check it out here). I wanted something summery and I think I hit the jackpot with this one. Not only is this drink cool, fruity and perfect for summer drinking, it’s also literary... named for Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare!   It... Continue Reading →

Infinite Zest (cocktail)

Infinite Zest (a cocktail) Welcome to the first cocktail I’m sharing from Tequila Mockingbird by Tim Federle. This drink is named after Infinite Jest (1996) by David Foster Wallace and chosen by me because the ingredients made me think of my recent visit to Sicily, where Limoncello is everywhere!!! This is a strong, martini-like cocktail,... Continue Reading →

Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird If Cocktails In The Library had a moscot book, it would be this beauty!  My sister gave me a copy as a Christmas gift, and if there was an award for Best Gift Ever, she may have won it with this one! Tequila Mockingbird - Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle... Continue Reading →

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