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  • Weekend Refreshment ~ Watermelon Margarita

    memorial day cocktail     

    Memorial Day weekend is a time to relax and enjoy the kickoff of the summer season.  Even though our weather didn't get the memo that it's supposed to be warm and sunny, let's just pretend it did!  This festive watermelon cocktail will brightening up any dreary weekend. 

    Cheers to the holiday!

    ~ E

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    Watermelon Margarita


    4 parts Sauza Blue Silver 100 Percent Agave Tequila •

    2 parts JDK & Sons O3 Premium Orange Liqueur •

    3 cups seedless watermelon, chilled and cut into pieces •

    ½ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed •

    1 cup ice

    Directions: Freeze cubed watermelon in a plastic bag for a minimum of 2 hours. Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Serve in glasses rimmed with salt and garnish with a lime or watermelon wedge.

     recipe from InStyle.com

     

     

  • Weekend Refreshments ~ Margaritaville

      

     

    Did you miss out on the Cinco de Mayo fun?  Then it's time for a tasty margarita.  Forget that slushy drink from a machine and make your own delicious classic.  Cheers to the weekend!

    ~ E

     

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    Classic Margarita

    1 lime, cut crosswise into 5 slices

    coarse salt

    1 cup ice cubes

    1/2 cup premium tequila

    1/4 cup triple sec or other orange liqueur

    2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

    Place 3 lime slices in single layer on small plate. Pour enough salt on another small plate to reach depth of 1/4 inch. Lightly press rims of 2 Margarita glasses onto lime slices, twisting to extract juices and coat rims. Dip moistened rims into salt to coat lightly.

    Combine ice cubes, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice in cocktail shaker. Shake until outside of shaker becomes frosty. Strain mixture into prepared glasses. Garnish rims with 2 remaining lime slices and serve immediately.


    From BonAppetit.com


  • Weekend Refreshments ~ We'll have Manhattan

    Manhattan cocktail  

    Ella Fitzgerald once sang, 'we'll have Manhattan' and it's where shoe diva Carrie Bradshaw called home.  The island has some of the best restaurants, museums, and real estate in the world.  Don't even get us started on the shopping.

    Even though we don't live there, this iconic little cocktail allows us to celebrate the spirit of the city.  

    Cheers to the weekend, everyone.

    ~ E


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    Manhattan

     2 ounces rye whiskey

    1 ounce Carpano Antica Formula or other sweet vermouth 

    2 dashes of Angostura bitters

      Ice

    1 maraschino cherry, for garnish

     Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the rye, vermouth and bitters and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the cherry.  

    *recipe from Food and Wine Magazine*

     

     

  • Weekend Refreshment ~ French 75 Cocktail

     

    Start your weekend off with a bang by enjoying the classic French 75 cocktail.   Named after a World War I artillery piece, this libation is not only a brunch mainstay but can also be the perfect happy hour drink. 

    So let's finish the first week of Spring off with a toast, and look forward to enjoying all the beautiful weather ahead!

    ~ E