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When a case of fresh Colorado peaches found its way into our kitchen, we knew we would have to find a way to come up with some great drinks that incorporated peaches.  One of the cocktails we tried was the peach basil gin fizz, a spin on the classic gin fizz cocktail.  Adding the peaches …

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The hot days of summer are perfect for growing watermelons, and with our summer finally getting enough sustained heat to ripen the local watermelons it was time to bust out the watermelon cocktails. I experimented with a couple of different combinations before I settled in on one I liked, which combined watermelon, strawberries, basil and …

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This cocktail is a spin on Brett Elser’s  London’s First Love Affair, which was the winning entry for the Southern region of the Broker’s Gin Bowler’s Cup cocktail contest.  Since I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand (oregat syrup) I decided to change things up a bit and modify the recipe.   Refreshingly sweet with …

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A summery Honey Blackberry Shrub Cocktail that is refreshing for hot weather!   The summery weather had made us spend lots of time outside by our pool! Obviously any cocktail we can make without taking away pool time is a win for us.  We looked for some good drinks to serve by the pool for …

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Nice and boozy, this classic drink, the Last Word makes the most of the flavors of Chartreuse and Luxardo! A favorite among cocktail enthusiasts, the Last Word Cocktail is one of the great cocktails still on cocktail menus all over.   Chartreuse, a herbal liqueur distilled by Carthusian Monks in France (and is having a …

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One of the best parts of spring is the fresh strawberries that start appearing in the stores and markets.   We found a nice flat of fresh strawberries and put our mind to finding some new ways to enjoy the strawberries.  A classic way to enjoy fruit is in a cocktail, and fresh strawberries can make …

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Breakfast for dinner is a common occurrence in our house as both our boys love breakfast foods.  Its only fitting to come up with a cocktail that combines the best of breakfast and happy hour into a nice cocktail that I call the Breakfast for Dinner, combining whiskey, coffee and eggs into one smooth cocktail. …

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We adore these Brandied Cherries, and love to put them in cocktails, desserts, and really any other recipe we can! This homemade boozy cherry recipe is perfect as gifts, too!   These Brandied Cherries are easy to make, and make a great snack or garnish for cocktails! A tasty edible garnish for any cocktail, try …

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