cocktail recipes

herbal & floral simple syrups {for cocktails & sodas}

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We had so much fun creating these little whimsical libations over our long 4th of July weekend! If you have a flourishing rose garden and herb garden, then you’re in business. You could purchase the rose petals and herbs if you need to… Just make sure they’re organic and unsprayed, or they could contain pesticides…

strawberry rhubarb cordial

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This is a recipe that is super simple to put together and then you have to wait a month to enjoy it. I thought I’d bring you along on the process, and you can make some too, if you like. I was going to wait and post everything at once, and then it dawned on…

{#CaptainsTable} fizzy spiced rum mojitos

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For The Captain’s Table Challenge, I decided to go with a classic… Mojitos are my favorite rum drink. Your supermarket should carry a wide variety of fresh herbs, including mint, so now it’s possible to enjoy this fresh, festive libation any time of year. Adjust sugar to your personal sweetness preference. In the past I…

better than bailey’s irish cream

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A little libation to enjoy during the holidays! Easy and delicious! 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 cup half & half 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk 1 and 1/2 cups Irish whiskey 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules 2 Tablespoons chocolate syrup 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract Place all in the bowl…

milk punch {#CaptainsTable}

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The Holidays are in full swing and I’ve been having so much fun creating recipes for the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Captain’s Table Challenge! This is my cocktail entry for the “Holiday” round. Milk Punch is traditionally served on New Year’s Eve, but it makes a beautiful offering at Christmas time too. I’ve made this…

captain morgan spiced rum pumpkin pie shake {#CaptainsTable}

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When I was testing cocktail recipes in my kitchen for the Captain’s Table Recipe Challenge, I kept thinking how I wanted to create something really sophisticated and “grown up” for my entry. I perused the internet looking for such a cocktail, but nothing really caught my eye. Then it just sort of hit me. I…

cold press coffee

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Have you ever had cold press? It’s not just French press, chilled and iced. There’s something magical that happens when you brew the coffee with cold water for 8 to 12 hours. So beautiful, and a little coarse sea salt added at the end…well…I can’t quite explain it. You’ll just have to try it for…

blue lagoon raspberry cream shot

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Happy Friday, Lovelies! I’ve been a busy girl today. Photo shoot, workout, long walk, playing with herbs in my garden and kitchen, and now I’m headed upstairs to take a long bubble bath, do some reading and get ready for date night. Here’s a fun libation for your Friday night. Jeff and I invented this…

elderflower fizz spritzer

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Days seem to be passing very quickly lately. I’ve been working on creative things, puttering around my house and getting absorbed in the minute details. I will cook or bake something, take photos of it, edit the photos and sometimes that’s all I get done in a day. Other days I can obsess over one…