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  • Weekend Refreshment ~ Rock Candy Cocktails

      

     

    Are you wanting to dress up your cocktails for an upcoming holiday party? 

    How about placing a stick of rock candy as a stirrer for any cocktail?  It's a fun and easy way to elevate any drink.  Aside from just being a beautiful garnish, your guests can enjoy this retro candy afterwards!  It's booze AND candy, so consider it a win-win.  During a recent carnival themed event we used this trick to kick up the guest's cocktails and it was quite the hit.  Have you tried this sweet treat?

    Cheers to the weekend!

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  • Weekend Refreshment ~ Apple Cider Mimosas

      

    Today will mark the first weekend it actually feels like fall.  Let's mark the occasion by making a classic cocktail but with a fall twist.  This apple cider mimosa tastes of the season and is so easy to make!  Just switch the usual orange juice with cider and you have a simple yet tasty drink.

    Cheers to the weekend!

    ~ E 

    (photo and recipe info here

  • Weekend Refreshment ~ Pretty Paloma

       

    Since it's National Tequila Day you think we would be posting a margarita recipe... but we're not

    We like to be a little different, so today's we'll be indulging in a Paloma or two.  This refreshing Mexican cocktail is perfect for triple digit weather or just pretending you're on the beach in Mexico.  Check out the recipe below and if you're in a hurry here's a little tip, just try mixing Fresca and tequila for a quick and easy version.Cheers to the weekend!

    ~ E

     

     

    Paloma Recipe 

    kosher salt

    1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice

    1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

    1 teaspoon sugar

    1/4 cup tequila

    1/4 cup club soda

    Pour some kosher salt on a plate. Rub half of rim of a highball glass with a grapefruit wedge; dip rim of glass in salt. Combine 1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice, 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, and 1 teaspoon sugar in glass; stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in 1/4 cup mezcal or tequila, add ice, and top off with 1/4 cup club soda. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.

    Recipe from Epicurious

     

     

  • 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!

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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