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The Effervescent Redhead

We received a number of great bottles for Christmas, so of course just like our kids, we were really excited to play with our new toys.  One of the bottles we received was Ginger Liqueur, which has a nice spicy and sweet bite with a great ginger aroma that would be perfect in a nice …

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Affogato Recipe- One of the Italian Coffee Desserts

Want coffee and dessert, all in one? Try this delightful mix of espresso and ice cream in this Affogato!   While we are totally passionate about cocktails, we are also very passionate about coffee! Our favorite way to start the morning and chase away the cobwebs is to start the day with a strong cup …

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The Bourbon Barrel Cocktail

Smoked Bourbon Cocktails have such an interesting flavor, as does this Bourbon Barrel.     Recently we went out to a great cocktail place here in Omaha called The Berry & Rye where we had a fantastic drink called the Trinidad Smoke, a fantastic rum cocktail that is smoked with tobacco smoke in a small …

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Celebrate Repeal Day 2014

Around our house, we are big fans of cocktails so the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition on December 5, 1933 is a day to celebrate.  With Repeal Day falling on a Friday this year, we decided to have ourselves a nice celebration with a couple of classic Prohibition era cocktails. The first one we …

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Sugared Cranberries and Cranberry Simple Syrup

In our mind, cranberries are the perfect accompaniment to the holidays and Christmas! These Sugared Cranberries are a great snack, a great garnish or a beautiful decoration for your holiday table!   Cranberries always have made an appearance for the holidays in our house. We love using the tart berry in relishes and treats like …

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The Lumière – A Chartreuse Cocktail

A great drink that we have fallen in love with, the Lumiere Cocktail. A classic combination.   While attending the recent Grand Opening of Spirit World I purchased a bottle of St. Germain, a French elderflower liqueur that I have always had mixed in cocktails as a complementary spirit to add a bit of sweetness …

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