Paloma (cocktail)

I love a good Paloma. It's cool and crisp and perfect for the last warm days of of summer. Paloma 2oz Tequilla3oz Grapefruit Juice1oz Club Soda1/2oz fresh Lime Juice1/4oz Simple Syrup Combine together and serve over ice. If you want to get fancy, you can rim the glass with sugar and garnish with a grapefruit... Continue Reading →

Watermelon-Gin Cooler (cocktail)

Watermelon-Gin Cooler Ingredients: Watermelon JuiceGinMint leavesCucumber Juice fresh watermelon (you need about 1 cup, depending on size of glasses and how strong you want the drink) In a cocktail shaker add ice, 2-3 mint leaves and 2-3 cucumber rounds.  Shake to muddle.  Add 2 oz of gin and about 8 oz of watermelon juice.  Shake... Continue Reading →

Botanical Spritz (cocktail)

Botanical Spritz This is an easy and refreshing summer cocktail.  Start with a Kettle One Botanical Vodka - both the Grapefruit Rose and the Peach Orange Blossom are delicious.  Add some sprite or club soda, garnish with lime and you have a perfect summer beverage.   Mix yourself one, grab a book and find a cool... Continue Reading →

Autumn Leaves (cocktail)

I was looking for the perfect autumn cocktail. I wanted the flavors of apple and spice, but nothing too sweet. I love Warm Apple Cider with Carmel Vodka, but that just wasn't what I was in the mood for. After looking at several recipes that didn't sound quite right, I took matters into my own... Continue Reading →

Bay Breeze (cocktail)

Bay Breeze (cocktail) A delicious summer cocktail from the Ultimate Bar Book by Mittie Hellmich (pg. 253) · 2 oz light rum ·         3 oz cranberry juice ·         1 oz pineapple juice Pour ingredients into an ice-filled highball glass and stir.

Juniper Royal (cocktail)

We were gifted a couple tiny bottles of presecco over the holidays, so I decided a bubbly drink was in order. From page 188 of our Ultimat Bar Book, I bring you the Juniper Royale. 2 oz Gin1 oz Orange Juice1 oz Cranberry Juice (I used Cran-Rasp)Dash of grenadine6 oz bottle of chilled bubbly Shake... Continue Reading →

Cousin Collins (cocktail)

Cousin Collins (Cocktail) It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a literary cocktail, so I purused my Gin Austen cocktail book and picked this one! A cocktail based on Pride & Prejudice’s undesirable and pompous character, the Bennets’ cousin Collins. First looking to marry Jane, then Elizabeth, and finally settling on Elizabeth’s friend, he was annoying... Continue Reading →

Brandy Alexander (cocktail)

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 →

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 →

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