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Blood Orange Gin Fizz

February 28, 2014

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Blood Orange Gin Fizz

  • 1 oz Gin
  • Juice of 1 Blood Orange
  • 1/2 tsp powdered sugar
  • 4 oz Club Soda
  1. Mix gin and blood orange juice together in a collins glass.
  2. Add powdered sugar and club soda for an instant fizzy treat!
  3. Indulge ūüôā


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Bourbon and Blood Orange Smash

January 31, 2014

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So I’m not a big beer drinker and I don’t think sipping on a super fruity cocktail is going to fly for the big game this Sunday, so I wanted to whip up something that is football friendly yet tastes yummy enough for the ladies… here we go!

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Bourbon and Orange Smash

Serves 4 – Adapted from Real Simple

  • Zest of 1 orange, peeled into strips
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons bitters
  • 12 oz fresh squeezed orange juice (I threw in a couple blood oranges)
  • 12 oz club soda (1 can)
  • 6 oz bourbon
  1. In a large pitcher, muddle orange zest, sugar and bitters with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add orange juice, club soda and bourbon.
  3. Stir and serve!

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* Feel free to make the drink up to 6 hours in advance – just withhold the club soda, and add right before serving!

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Christmas Mojito

December 13, 2013

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I realized that the majority of my cocktails lately have been cider/apple based and I decided it was time to give it a mix-up. How do you take a summer fun drink and turn it into something holiday appropriate?  Introduce the cranberry.

I am usually a little weary of cranberries… the tartness is usually a bit much for me, but when used to flavor a simple syrup (ie sweet), it was the perfect addition. ¬†Plus cranberries and mint pose a striking resemblance to holly!

Cranberry Christmas Mojito

  • 2 oz Cranberry Simple Syrup¬†(add a single layer of cranberries to simmer in the pot you are using)
  • 2 oz White Rum
  • 3 oz Club Soda
  • Handful of Mint Leaves
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  1. Muddle lime juice and mint leaves in a glass.
  2. Add simple syrup and rum. Stir.
  3. Fill with ice and top with club soda
  4. Garnish with additional cranberries and mint.

Cranberry Mojito

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Ginger Bourbon Fizz

October 11, 2013

Ginger Bourbon Fizz

After going to Hard Water (an American Whiskey Bar) this past weekend, I’ve been inspired to whip up some bourbon based drinks. ¬†With the 80 degree temps it was important to find a drink that was also refreshing, introduce the – Ginger Bourbon Fizz.

  • 2 oz Bourbon¬†
  • 1 splash (about a Tablespoon) of ginger simple syrup
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/2 cup of Club Soda

Ginger Bourbon Fizz Ingredients

Fill a glass with ice and add bourbon, syrup and lemon juice.  Stir and top with club soda. Enjoy!

Bourbon Fizz

 

 

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Rosewater Rickey

October 4, 2013

Gin Rose Lime Cucumber CocktailI recently bought some rosewater and have been trying to figure out creative ways to use it – enter… the Rosewater Rickey.

Gin Drink

Rosewater Rickey

  • 3 oz Hendricks Gin
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • Splash of simple syrup
  • Splash of rosewater
  • Club Soda

Shake gin, lime juice, simple syrup and rosewater in an ice filled shaker.  Strain into an ice filled glass and top with club soda. Stir and enjoy!

Rose Gin Cocktail

* I garnished these drinks with mint ice cubes.  To make them I filled large square ice cube molds 1/3 of the way and freeze.  Place a mint leaf on top and fill tray to 2/3 full.  Freeze again and then fill to the top (this will keep the mint leaf fulling submerged).

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