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Oakville Grocery in Napa Valley

A fabulous historical grocery store on the main highway through Napa Valley. Check out Oakville Grocery Napa for lunch while wine tasting!   Oakville Grocery Napa Valley has become a lunch tradition for us when we visit wine country. Tasty options for all, Oakville Grocery Napa Valley offers breakfast and lunch, options for picnicking, a …

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Peach Basil Gin Fizz

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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Watermelon Strawberry Smash

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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The English Affair

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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Honey Blackberry Shrub Cocktail – A Bourbon Drink

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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Spiked Strawberry Punch

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 Cocktail

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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