Drinks

The Perfect Mai Tai

I went thru a lot of product testing to come up with this recipe. For hours I slaved, tasting batch after batch to ensure a perfect drink experience. The things I go thru for you. Really. I wanted something island-y that would harken me back to days spent curling my toes in warm soft sandy… Continue reading The Perfect Mai Tai

Drinks

Hot Monkey

Holy strong drink Batman. I gave this baby a whirl the other night and the next thing I knew I was in a banana tinged daze. No idea where the name comes from aside from the obvious fact that you will act like a monkey after drinking one. And I do mean one. Good luck… Continue reading Hot Monkey

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Tom Collins

Oh joy! Rapture! It's finally here. The day I can purchase hard alcohol from a supermarket. More specifically, from Costco. To celebrate, I went out and purchased a large bottle of gin. It's the base for many of my husband's favorite drinks. Including this one. There's some debate on whether I should call this a… Continue reading Tom Collins

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Sangria

Sangria is about the only way you can get me to drink red wine. I'm just not into it. Add enough fruit and sugar and then I'm all over it. This recipe is bursting with fruity goodness along with a healthy dose of rum. Enough rum to cover up the red wine taste. Perfect for… Continue reading Sangria

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Watermelon Martini

Watermelon = Summer. Watermelon + Vodka = Awesome Summer. I had some delicious red melon hanging around this week and decided the absolute best thing I could do with it was create a cocktail worthy of my favorite summer fruit. I could eat watermelon every single day of summer vacation and never tire of the… Continue reading Watermelon Martini

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The Daiquiri

Happy Friday! Start the weekend off right with a daiquiri. No blender needed for this perfect cocktail. Created in 1898 by an American engineer working at the Daiquiri copper mines near Santiago de Cuba, this drink will knock you silly and make you ask for another immediately after you come to. Plenty of rum, and… Continue reading The Daiquiri

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Washington Apple Martini

This is my favorite drink. Bar none. Easy to put together and absolutely perfect. Washington Apple Martini Equal parts: Crown Royal Whiskey (no substitutions) Apple Pucker Cranberry Juice Combine all ingredients into shaker over ice and shake well. Pour into glasses and serve. If you aren't a fan of the tartness of cranberry juice, you… Continue reading Washington Apple Martini