Cocktails

Pineapple Mojito

I leave today’s blog to my wonderful husband Eric, my in-house cocktail aficionado. Fresh pineapple is one of the best of the tropical fruit-well worth the effort to skin and core, light years better than the canned kind (unless we are talking about a pineapple upside down cake, in which case the opposite is true). […]

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  July 12, 2013   No comments

Avocado Margaritas

My resident cocktail advisor, Eric is blogging today. The Margarita is a drink that is much loved and comes in many shapes and forms.  I personally am a purist and think that its magic lies in the fact that just three ingredients—tequila, triple sec and fresh lime juice—perfectly blend together (with an assist from the […]

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  June 3, 2013   2 comments

Walt’s Limoncello

When life gives you lemons, make limoncello! That is exactly what my good friend, Walt does. He has lots of citrus on his property and he has been experimenting, making different limoncellos for the past few years. He made different batches using various amounts of sugar. He also made some using Everclear 151 grain alcohol […]

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  February 28, 2013   6 comments

Wise Men Cocktail

My passion is cooking–I like a cocktail as much as the next gal, but I live in the kitchen, not behind the bar.  For years, I have relied upon my husband–a mixologist par excellence–to ghostwrite my blogs about cocktails.  Well, now he can step into the light and you can meet my longest-standing guest blogger, my husband […]

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  December 28, 2012   3 comments

The Reverse Martini

Apropos of nothing, today is my 900th post! The Reverse Martini In this season of a whole lot of fun—okay, maybe too much fun of the eating and drinking sort—it is always a good thing to find a way to appear to be doing it all without actually having to do it all.  At least […]

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  December 4, 2012   5 comments

The Old Etonian

Death by Old School Tie The Old Etonian is a gin cocktail dating from the halcyon days of the jeunesse dorée—in other words, from London circa 1925. The cocktail takes its name from Eton College and from the college’s alumni, who are often referred to as Old Etonians, usually wearing their old school tie, which […]

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  November 7, 2012   2 comments

Sinister Cider Martini

Here is a creepy cocktail that’s perfect for Halloween.  It’s a martini made with cider and sweetened with a touch of maple syrup – very autumnal. Sinister Cider Martini Makes 1 cocktail Fine black sanding sugar 1 lady apple, chopped ½ lime, cut into wedges 1 oz maple syrup 1 oz apple cider 2 oz […]

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  October 31, 2012   No comments

The Rusty Nail

The Dog Days of summer are upon us and with the much-longed-for hope of fall comes the need to shift our drinking habits to suit the season (mind you, I could happily drink chilled Cotes de Provence well into November if the sun holds out…….).  Where I live it is always the case that the […]

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  September 18, 2012   3 comments

Whiskey Sour

August 25 is National Whiskey Sour Day!  I am not a whiskey drinker, but I do like a nice whiskey sour occasionally.  My husband Eric makes wonderful cocktails. PrintWhiskey Sour Yield: 4 Ingredients3/4 cup whiskey (like Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey) 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (4 lemons) 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4 […]

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  August 24, 2012   3 comments