Cocktail Recipes

basil infused lemonade

photograph by Melissa Placzek Did I mention that I’m officially done with winter? I decided to make up some of my basil lemonade to prove that I mean business… It’s lemony and sweet-tart with the refreshing flavor of fresh basil. If you’re officially done with winter too… You’ll need: ~Basil Infused Lemonade~ Juice of 5…

Glensheen Mansion Christmas Wassail

“The Minnesota countryside was filled with Scandinavian tradition during my childhood…In the early 1900s, Duluth had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the country…The Congdon family were one of these families. Their home, nestled on the shores of Lake Superior, was named Glensheen. A Christmas tea was always scheduled there for the…

Nutcracker Suite Martini

I purchased a bottle of Frangelico instead of Irish cream for sipping this Holiday season, and at first I was a little disappointed. I had a couple on “the rocks” and it just wasn’t doing it for me…so I decided to invent something new. What I came up with is going to knock your nutcracker…

Booker’s Mint Julep

My gorgeous husband Jeffrey received a VERY nice bottle of Bourbon for Father’s Day (from moi. 😉 ) and we decided to make the best mint juleps EVER! Booker’s Mint Julep serves 6 If you’d like to make this classic summer cocktail, you’ll want to start with… 2 Cups Booker’s Bourbon * 1 bunch fresh…

Horchata

“You’d remember drinkin’ horchata You’d still enjoy it with your foot on masada Winter’s cold is too much to handle Pincher crabs that pinch at your sandals Here comes a feeling you thought you’d forgotten Chairs to sit and sidewalks to walk on Ooh you had it but oh no you lost it Lookin’ back…

Margarita Goddess Margaritas

My friend Kris gave me a recipe for the very best margaritas I’ve ever had. Ever since then I’ve called her the Margarita Goddess. Thanks Kris! 1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate 12 fluid ounces tequila 12 fluid ounces water 12 fluid ounces beer (Corona) ice 1 lime, cut into wedges Pour limeade,…

Giant Thermos Cocktails for the Beach

These are fantastic little libations for the beach, boat parties or picnics. Combining all of your cocktail ingredients before a beach party or boat outing makes enjoying cocktails more convenient. This recipe makes enough for 1 gallon of cocktails, but can be doubled or tripled, depending on how many people will be joining you. 🙂…