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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.


Sipping Saturday: Sweet Tea Mint Julep

This weekend is the Kentucky Derby and to celebrate that how about making a fun mint julep? This one is truly delicious!
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 to 6 mint leaves
  • 2 family-sized tea bags
  • 3 cups water
  • ¾ to 1 cup bourbon
  • crushed ice
  • lemon slices
  • mint sprigs
Bring 2 cups water, sugar, and mint leaves to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar.
Remove from heat and add tea bags. Steep for about 5 minutes.
Remove tea bags and add 3 cups cold water.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Add bourbon to tea mixture. Fill glasses with crushed ice. Add tea mixture and garnish with lemon and mint. Squeeze lemon into drink if desired.

Sipping Saturday- Easter Wine Savings

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Our wine panelists discovered some sensational California finds this year. And what better time than now to enjoy them? We guarantee that you will love each wine in this collection This assortment focuses on some of the popular California red and whites we have to offer delivered direct to your door Bring a little west coast magic into your life all year round!

Easter is just around the corner and that means it’s time to bring home some great wine for the holiday. Our resident experts have carefully assembled a 6 pack of top-shelf wines even the Easter Bunny will love. Featured in each case is a bottle of Cachette Blanc de Blancs, a premium sparkling wine from the Burgundy region in France. From our expert tasters:

This is a dry and refreshing sparkling wine. Golden yellow in color with light, delicate bubbles, due to secondary fermentation that takes place in small capacity vats. It’s fruity, with notes of stone fruits like peach and apricot. The outcome is a youthful, floral wine with fruity aromas. The perfect bottle for celebrating anything from big milestones to low key weekends at home.

Sipping Saturday- 2015 Oscars drinking game

Take a drink every time
-NPH sings a song
-Every time a name is mis-pronounced (looking at you John Travolta)
-Any time Sony Hack/North Korea is mentioned or referenced
-Any time someone swears
-Another drink if it’s not bleaped
-A film wins that you didn’t know existed until that point
-Someone falls (Jennifer Lawrence is the safe bet here)
-Anytime you yawn, then get a shot of redbull…this thing is 3 hours long!
-Meryl Streep, that’s all
-Someone gets played off during their speech

Sipping Saturday- Bourbon Street Lemonade

The second this weather starts to warm up I’m ready for a fun spring drink. Bourbon Street Lemonade is another lemonade cocktail that you can enjoy outside soaking up the sun with friends. This recipe serves ten and is sure to be a hit at parties!
In a large pitcher, combine one 12 ounce can of frozen lemonade concentrate that has been thawed, one cup of bourbon and one half cup of fresh lemonade and one 2 liter of ginger ale. Add lemonade wedge garnishes and enjoy!
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Sipping Saturday- happy international woman’s day!!

I’m all about women supporting other women and am so behind international woman’s day. We need to champion one another’s victories, learn more about the amazing influential woman in our history and inspire the next generation. Let’s raise a glass to the inspiring women in our lives. Here’s a fun pink cocktail to sip on while you reminisce about the empowering women that made you the amazing person you are today!
Put a bit of cotton candy into a champagne glass
Slowly pour champagne into the glass
You guys it’s so yummy and sweet and pink! How can you go wrong?!
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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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