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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Quick Cocktails with Found Ingredients

Today's episode is a quick hello from a Tales of the Cocktail, where we found lots of free hooch, some of which we tried with bubbly! Great times!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Mocktail Monday: Seedlip

We're on our way home from Tales of the Cocktail and a few mocktails wouldn't be a bad idea after the fiesta of booze we have enjoyed over the past week! Two of the spirits we tried, however, were non-alcoholic - Seedlip - "the world's first non-alcoholic spirits." We sampled both Spice 94 and Garden 108 with Q Tonic and both make a lovely libation that replicates with cocktail experience with none of the booze. Both are easily available online and highly recommended for "what to drink when you're not drinking."

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cocktail Recipe: Georgia Rum Cooler - 1970s Drinks!

Here's a lovely summer libation that's nutty in more ways than one, courtesy of 1971's Playboy Bar Guide. It's cooling on a hot day and has bonus protein!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Cocktail Recipe & Baked Beans for the Cowboy Day Cook-Along

July 22  is National Day of the Cowboy and we're prepared with Dude Ranch Beans and a fabulous new cocktail!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Mocktail Monday: Berry Palmer

We're off to Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans later this week, which promises to come with many, many cocktails. We'd better get in a couple of mocktails now! Here's one that's a takeoff on the classic Arnold Palmer, with added berry flair!

Berry Palmer

Iced tea
Santa Cruz Organic Cherry Lemonade
2 tsp raspberry syrup (I used Monin)

Combine equal parts iced tea and lemonade in a tall glass with ice. Add syrup and stir.

Have a fabulous week!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Tiki Room Cocktail Recipes!

Happy Saturday night! Here are a few tiki drinks that we tried live that would be fabulous for any summer gathering!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Highball Straight Out of 1971

Today's happy hour highball offering comes to us from 1971's Playboy Bar Guide, the Bitter Lemon Cooler. Perfect for a sultry summer evening, this lovely libation is light enough to quaff all night long!