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Cosmo-Mosas

Mimosas are bubbly, refreshing, and sweet. A mimosa is most commonly Orange Juice mixed with Champagne. Champagne is hands down one of my favorite libations! Today I’m showing you how to make Cosmo-mosas : a Mimosa meets a Cosmopolitan. A little bit of vodka, a little bit of cranberry juice, and a whole lot of champagne.

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Bourbon Apple Smash


Bourbon is a type of American Whiskey. It’s typically aged for over two years in oak barrels and made mostly from Corn. I love using it in fall cocktails, because it pairs so well with fruits without going overly sweet! This Bourbon Apple Smash contains bourbon, vanilla, hard cider, and fresh apples. It’s sweet and warm with a little spice!

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The Bee’s Knees


I’m fascinated by The Prohibition Era, as well as Speakeasys and the thoughtful cocktails that came into fruition during that time. One of my favorites is “The Bee’s Knees”. It was a Prohibition Era cocktail that used sweet honey to help hide the harsh aroma & taste of home concocted gin. It consists of Gin, Fresh Lemon, & Honey. Even now with plenty of smooth gin choices the sweetness of the honey and sour kiss of lemon compliment it well! It’s fresh, light, & perfect for spring! I’m also adding rosemary and vanilla for a classic twist! Continue Reading…

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Blood Orange Crush


With Valentine’s Day coming up, I knew I wanted to make a cocktail using Blood Oranges. I love everything about them. First off, they are gorgeous! Secondly, they taste amazing! Depending on where you live they can be difficult to find, but they are definitely worth the search. They are super healthy, the red flavonoid pigments that give the oranges their bold crimson color are also filled with antioxidants that can help to prevent a whole range of free radicals and diseases. Taste wise, they are so much smoother than regular oranges, and a little sweeter too. They are good in salads, cakes, donuts, & scones amongst other foods. They are fantastic paired with any liquor. So today, I’m going to pair them with vodka in this Blood Orange Crush.

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