Cocktails

It’s Spritz Time

It’s late Spring, we are in Portugal. The cafes are humming, the weather is stunning, it’s Spritz time! The European remedy to “I like to start drinking sooner, but it’s too early.” I gave a stink eye to the shade of an orange sunset libation served up in ice packed jumbo size wine glasses, with

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Be A Little Damn Fancy : Gin and Tonic with Grapefruit and Thyme

The Gin and Tonic is one of the world’s most beloved, classic cocktails. It’s not your imagination: When served correctly Gin and Tonic looks, smells, and tastes, fantastic. If you want to truly bring out the flavor of gin, ditch the high ball glass or the rocks glass.  Use a large glass with a stem

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Jungle Bird Cocktail – If It’s Meant to Be, It Will Be

The early beginnings of this cocktail is the late 70’s at the Aviary Bar in the Hilton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This Tiki bar cocktail made with rum, and brightly colored, has evolved considerably for the modern palate. The ingredients almost seem at odds with one another. You have a built-in sweetness with the

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Food + Drink

Savoring the Season: Spicy Watermelon Margaritas

The sun is blazing, and its late afternoon on a Sunday.  We retreat to our patio to escape the sweltering heat.  The ceiling fans are humming overhead, and the wind down begins.  Warm weather appetizers are a must and we start with crispy polenta rounds, with creamy burrata, sliced watermelon wedges, and a arugula tossed

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Food + Drink

Cucumber Mint Martini

Autumn approaches slowly in north Florida with heat and humidity continuing to hang in the air like a wet blanket. This in-between time is a perfect for a late summer cocktail.  All good cocktail starts with quality ingredients-No exceptions.  We scored an artisan gin from Austin, Texas called austin reserve from our older son.  A

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Festive Fizz Cocktail

It’s the holidays! A wonderful and most Booziest time of year. And to make your spirits brighter here is a festive fun cocktail you can whip up with just a few simple ingredients and a couple of really hard shakes. Festive Fizz Cocktail Serves 2 Recipe from all recipes     Ingredients:   Holiday Simple Syrup 1/2 cup

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