Cocktail Recipes

juicy fruit martini

Here’s another little libation I dreamed up featuring Joia all-natural soda. Joia makes some of the best, most uniquely flavored sodas I’ve ever had. Delicious and truly refreshing. I’m not much of a soda drinker…but these fruity concoctions, with flavors such as: pineapple-coconut-nutmeg, lime-hibiscus-clove, grapefruit-chamomile-cardamom, blackberry-pomegranate-ginger, and ginger-apricot-allspice, make lovely drink mixers. They’re also nice…

sparkling cranberry apple crisp martini

A lovely little libation for Ladies Night! Pink drinks are so pretty! Apple, cranberry and cinnamon sparkle in this yummy drink. Enjoy! In a martini shaker, mix: a handful of ice 1/4 cup cranberry juice cocktail 1 and 1/4 oz. Dr. McGillicuddy’s Intense Apple Pie Liqueur cinnamon, sugar and red cookie sugar for rim of…

homemade summer shandy

~ homemade summer shandy ~ A wonderfully refreshing summer beverage that you can make for a lazy afternoon in the back yard while reading a book on the hammock, or for your next gathering. I think this would be fun to serve for a 4th of July picnic! Easy and much better than the premade…

secret garden iced tea cocktail

~ secret garden iced tea cocktail ~ Here’s a special little Friday night post just in time for happy hour. I had one of these last night and I have to say, it is one of the prettiest, most delicious cocktails I have ever had. In a lowball or rocks glass : fill glass with…

herbal simple syrup

~ herbal simple syrup ~ Transform sugar, water and herbs into a flavorful syrup that will make your iced tea and lemonade sing! It’s so simple I could hardly believe it. The result is a gorgeous syrup that will keep in your fridge all summer. Little bottles of this would make lovely favors for a…

slushies for grown-ups

~dana’s wine slushies~ 1 bottle wine, red or white 1/2 cup sugar 4 dozen ice cubes zip in blender. we used white wine and threw in a handful of fresh mint. A super refreshing libation for a summer evening. ~Melissa

indian sweet lime

~indian sweet lime~ Ever since I saw the breathtaking movie, Darjeeling Limited, I wanted to try making the refreshing looking little cocktail that the beautiful train attendant served to the main characters throughout the film. She would enter their train car, dressed in stunning garments from head to toe, holding a tray of drinks and…

date night ~ dinner al fresco

Yesterday for “date day” we had lunch at the St. James Hotel… We sat on the pretty patio at the Veranda… and had the yummy mahi mahi fish tacos after lunch we went home to enjoy cocktails on the deck the “rose wall” is starting to bloom! so pretty! Would you like to hear about…

six senses saturday

~seeing~ bleeding hearts ~hearing~ she and him m. ward the weepies & bell x1 ~tasting~ mojitos sweetened with ginger simple syrup made using THIS RECIPE pure ambrosia! ~feeling~ happy and inspired ~smelling~ pineapple on the grill! mmmmmm….. made using THIS RECIPE ~knowing~ ‎”If a [woman] can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or…