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Easy Breezy No Lime Squeezy Margarita

I remember my first introduction to tequila.  It was at the bar my parents owned and even though I wasn't old enough to drink I remember the cool thing for our customers to do was to get the last shot out of a tequila bottle so you could eat the worm at the bottom of the bottle.  I remember watching them do this as a kid and thinking that was ...

Drinking That Gin and Juice

A few years ago gin and I suffered a bad break up.  After a pretty epic night at a friends cabin drinking G & T's on a hot summer night, I woke up the next morning to the realization that gin and I no longer got along.  Gin made me feel like crap.  Gin made me hate myself.  The very thought of gin made me want to puke.  That morning I ...

Bump Night

For the longest time Wednesdays have been known as "Hump Days".  The signal that you have reached mid-week and have inched that much closer to the weekend but only if you can...just... get...over...the...hump of Wednesdays.  Now with the arduous trek through Monday and Tuesday behind you, all that lies ahead to get through is Thursday and ...

Bloody Mary Baby

One of the things I find fascinating about a Bloody Mary is no matter where you go a Bloody Mary is never the same.  Even if you order it in the same restaurant!  For real!!  Never the same. Everyone I know has "the best" Bloody Mary recipe.  Some will say it is because of the special infused vodka they use.  I have had Bloody's with ...

Limoncello-ade

As  a daughter of former tavern owners it should come as no surprise that I have a VERY well stocked bar.  Most items I keep on hand are high quality wines, beers and liquors.  Other libations I have usually need to serve more than one purpose.  Nothing cheeses me more than buying that one product, using it once and then have it go to waste, ...

Love the One You’re With

We just blasted out way through another 4th of July weekend.  And I am sure that, much like us, your weekend was filled with lots of sun, fun, food, friends and drink. Ah, yes, the drink. What picnic or backyard barbecue would be complete without  cold beers, minty fresh mojitos, pitchers of sangria and  icy cold glasses of crisp pinot ...

The Grand Crantini

I am so over the Cosmo.  But I still love the cranberry.  Not only for its flavor but what it can do for you. Most girls know that cranberry juice is good for a urinary tract infection but did you know the cranberry may help prevent the build up of plaque in the arteries, help raise HDL cholesterol, prevent kidney stones and ulcers and are ...

Ginger Rum Fizz

My husband loves rum.  Me, not so much.  Rum is made from the sugar cane and you all know how I feel about sugar.  But every now and then, on a hot summer day, a sparkling, crisp, refreshing, rum drink really hits the spot. Ginger is a substance that causes the blood vessels to expand.  As your blood flows more freely expanding the vessels ...

Cuketini

Cucumber is one of the best natural diuretic known, secreting and promoting the flow of urine.  It also happens to be one of my favorite flavors.  Hendricks Gin is a must for this recipe as it really pulls that grassy, fresh, cool note of the cucumber.  So if I want to have a drink that will balance the bloat here's one of my favorite summer ...

It’s Okay To Get Fresh With Me

Whenever I go out for a cocktail I always ask to see the drink menu.   After perusing the various concoctions they are trying to tempt me with I usually end up ordering one of my staples.  Grey Goose martini straight up with a twist, Bourbon Manhattan on the rocks (3 cherries please) or Chivas and soda. Now you may ask why do I look at a drink ...