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Green Tea Mojito 

With only an ounce of rum, and an ample pour of iced green tea, this recipe is light and refreshing and not too boozy. From Kitchn makes one drink 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 4 large mint leaves (I substituted 1 shiso leaf, torn into several large pieces) 2 teaspoons sugar approx. 1/2 cup brewed green tea, chilled […]

Our Valentine’s Day Cocktail: Blushing Beauty

Here’s a Valentine’s cocktail that’s not too sweet and has just enough bubbles to lighten our mood. Ingredients 4oz white tequila 1/2 cup pink grapefruit juice 1/2 cup Squirt grapefruit soda 1/2 a lime Sugar for the rim or we used Dell Cove Metallic Gold Sugar Instructions Rim two chilled cocktail glasses with sugar. Fill glasses with ice. Add 2 […]

A Muddled “New” Old-Fashioned

 Here’s an upgrade to the old-fashioned classic cocktail, with thanks to Bill Heck’s recipe (Bon Appetit). I substituted granulated sugar for the cubes… turned out equally as tasty. SIZE: makes 1 INGREDIENTS:  2 sugar cubes (or 1 1/2-2 teaspoons granulated sugar) 4 dashes of Angostura bitters 1 lemon wheel 1 lime wheel 1 orange wheel 1 […]

The 80 Calorie Cocktail

Skip the tonic and use soda water which has zero calories. You only have to account for the amount of calories in your vodka and splash of lime. Ingredients 1oz. vodka (69 calories per ounce) 1/2 lime (11 calories) 4 mint leaves 4oz. soda water 3-4 ice cubes Directions Muddle the lime and mint in a bowl. Add ingredients […]

Spice-Infused Vodka Cocktail

Ever made your own infused vodka?  Here’s a spiced-up version to try from Mixologist, Jason Robey from Tito’s website. Ingredients: 2 oz tomato water ice cube 3 good dashes of celery bitters 2 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka, infused 1 bar spoon of pickle brine Directions:  To make your infusion, combine 1 cucumber, coriander, cardamom, white and […]

My Cocktail of the Moment: A Light, Refreshing Basil Gimlet

I’m not much of a cocktail drinker, but this one I love. It’s light, refreshing and summery. And I love the basil–a nice change after trying so many cocktails using mint. It’s more involved than pouring a glass of wine, but worth it. This is inspired by one of my favorite spots for a cocktail, […]

Herbal-Infused Champagne Cocktail

I recently went to a party where my friend made this fragrant herbal-infused champagne cocktail and I just loved it! it was so light and refreshing! INGREDIENTS for the Rosemary Simple Syrup 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup water 3 sprigs fresh rosemary for the Cocktail 1 ounce rosemary simple syrup 1 1/2 ounces vodka […]

A Refreshing Pomelo (Grapefruit) Cocktail

Pomelo means grapefruit in Spanish.  A classic combo… grapefruit juice and vodka along with a few other friendly ingredients makes for an extremely refreshing cocktail.  The syrup can be made 1 day ahead of time.   INGREDIENTS:  7 tbsp water 5 tbsp pomegranate juice 6 tsp honey 1 1/2 cups vodka 3/4 cup fresh grapefruit […]