Category: Cocktails

Easter Breeze

Easter weekend has come and gone and still, our typically warm spring is nowhere to be found! At least the Robins have arrived so we there’s some guarantee that warmer weather is around the corner. We were hoping to have our Easter meal, or…

Dairy Free Rum Nog

Last year I swore I would come up with a dairy free eggnog that would satisfy my cravings, but you know how that goes…the holidays came speeding up and then things got very busy and before I knew it I was running behind on…

Merry Christmas Eve

It’s 11:00….AM and I’m drinking a margarita and snacking on Christmas cookies. Someone has to test the cocktails before Christmas brunch tomorrow! We wouldn’t want to set out a disappointing cocktail. Food prep is well underway, the house is being straightened, last-minute gifts have…

Lemon Lime Margarita

Ingredients *Makes 2 Margaritas 4 ounces of 1800 Silver Tequila Juice of 1/2 Lime 6 ounces of Limeade (I used Santa Cruz Organic Limeade) Ice San Pellegrino Limonata Sparkling Lemon Shaker Kosher Salt Sugar True Lime Crystallized Lime Mix a few Tablespoons of kosher…

Grilled Peach Cocktails

I turned 45 years old today. I don’t feel a day past 35, maybe even younger. Age is such a strange thing. I see the gray coming in and the crow’s feet beginning, yet, I welcome the calm in this stage of life (most…

Brazilian Iced Coffee

It’s 86 degrees and balmy in beautiful New Hampshire today. A perfect day for a Brazilian pick me up. Brazilian Iced Coffee Makes 3 Cocktails 1 Cup Strong Coffee or Espresso, chilled 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar 6 Tablespoons of Canned Coconut Milk 2 Ounces of Dark…

Hot & Spicy Pickle Juice Bloody Mary

Our son is here visiting for an entire month! We are so happy to have the opportunity to spend some extended time with him. The week long Christmas visit went by much too quickly. Having someone here means my routine is out the window…

Homemade Electrolyte Drink

Spring has finally sprung in beautiful New Hampshire!  All the leaves are in and wildflowers are beginning to bloom. Everything is lush and green. We went on a beautiful walk over the weekend on an old rail trail. Then ventured off into the woods for…

Vodka for lunch anyone?

I believe I’ve finally figured out how to make it through the remainder of winter. Tangerine Cocktails 3 Tangerines, zest one and then juice all three 1 More Tangerine For Garnish About 1 1/2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon Ciroc Vodka, made from…

A Mish Mash of Life

Roasting a chicken at 9:30 AM in 90 degree weather…why not? I’ve been addicted to these three seasonings lately. We do have central air conditioning, but with several days in a row of very hot weather, even the air conditioner let’s out a sigh…

A Spring Dinner To Remember

Spring has finally arrived in the form of beautiful, sunny, skies and pleasantly warm weather! We had what seemed like an unusually long winter, but somehow I remember saying the same thing last year… not really sure if it’s true, but I think it…

Halloween Menu- Mexican Style

It’s interesting how certain gatherings become a tradition in families. I love family traditions and always welcome the beginning of a new one. A few years ago we started “celebrating” Halloween at our house. I put celebrating in quotes because really, none of us…