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Thirsty Thursday: Maple Rye Sour


Maple Rye Sour
2 oz. Rye whiskey
½ oz. Lemon juice
½ oz. Orange juice
¼ oz. Maple syrup
¼ oz. Amaro

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to combine and chill.  Strain into a lowball glass.


Thirsty Thursday: Blackberry Smash

Blackberry Smash Ingredients

5 blackberries

6-8 mint leaves, torn (plus more for garnish)

½ small red plum, peeled and diced (plus more for garnish)

½ ounce simple syrup

½ ounce cointreau

2 ounces whiskey

blackberry smash

In a cocktail shaker, muddle blackberries, mint, plum and simple syrup until broken up. Add ice, cointreau and whiskey. Shake vigorously 12 to 15 seconds. Strain into a low ball glass filled with ice and garnish with a slice of plum and sprig of mint. Enjoy!


Thirsty Thursday: Blood Orange Bourbon

Anytime a cocktail is just a mix and serve, I’m a huge fan. This blood orange bourbon cocktail is sure to be a hit because of its unexpected flavor. 

blood orange bourbon


½ cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice (strain the pulp if you wish)

3-5 tablespoons bourbon (depends on how boozy you want it)

2-3 drops of Angostura bitters

orange slices & sprigs of mint, for garnish


Mix & serve!


Thirsty Thursday Champagne and Raspberry Popsicles

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Sipping Saturday- lemonade stand edition

For Wedding Wednesday I talked about my lemonade stand and mentioned a signature drink. This is it! I filled a mason jar with fresh lemonade and added two shots of rum. I also added an ounce of honey and mixed the ingredients. I added a fresh lemon wedge as a garnish. It’s the perfect summertime drink!
What’s your favorite seasonal drink?
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Getting through the Olympics in three easy steps

I’m all for team spirit, healthy goals and fun competitions. What I’m not all for is losing Dino boy for four hours every night.
I can enjoy some sassy figure skating routines but after an hour I’m done, I don’t want to watch women ski around some loop and then shoot at some small hole. I’m just going to be real here, I don’t have an athletic bone in my body. Shooters to me involved something delicious at a bar not some crazy competition in the Olympics….
I decided to merge both the Olympics and alcoholic beverages in a joint post. If only I could figure out a drinking game that incorporates this! Any suggestions?
How to make a White Russian:
1.Mix 1.5 ounces vodka, 3/4 ounces Kahlua and 3/4 ounces of heavy cream in a shaker
2. Serve in a high ball glass over ice
3. Somehow get through the next two weeks of these competing

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