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Adonis Cocktail

This is the perfect, light, refreshing, sweet aperitif. Recipe here.

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Posted on December 3, 2010 at 3:00 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Pimm’s Cup cocktail

Recipe here. This was REALLY, REALLY tasty and refreshing and has the potential to be a new favorite summer drink.  I muddled a strawberry in with the cucumber, to add a little more sweetness and omitted the rhubarb garnish, because it just seemed a little superfluous.  Frankly, you could probably omit the lemon slice and […]

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Posted on August 15, 2010 at 10:42 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Beverages, Favorites, Gluten Free

Corpse Reviver Cocktail

This recipe comes to me from my buddy, Alan Payne, and was inspired by a version from the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia.  It is refreshing and light and PERFECT for summer. Corpse Reviver 2 parts grapefruit-infused vodka (Alan uses Findlandia; I use Absolut.) 1 part Cointreau or Triple Sec 1 part Lillet Blanc 2 […]

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Posted on July 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Celery Julep

This drink recipe from the Serious Eats website is from the new cookbook of Matt and Ted Lee.  Not only is this drink quite yummy (for serious fans of both celery and bourbon ONLY,) and are The Lee Brothers fabulous cookbook authors, but their charming mother used to be the Head of School at my […]

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Posted on December 7, 2009 at 1:55 pm by lara · Permalink · One Comment
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Colada Morada (hot drink to celebrate Dia de los Muertos)

We made this rich, delicious drink to celebrate Dia de los Muertos and Halloween after Boy learned about it in his school’s Spanish class.  The teacher talked about it so favorably, that Boy came home asking if I could find a recipe.  It is VERY thick and warm, so a little bit goes a long […]

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Posted on December 7, 2009 at 1:31 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Cara Cara cocktail

I know, I know…Step AWAY from the Cara Caras, Lara…but we LOVE them and they’re just so yummy. I had a bit of extra juice the other day leftover from making sherbet and decided to throw this together. It’s basically just a screwdriver (OJ and vodka), made with Cara Cara juice, but it was delicious […]

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Posted on May 5, 2009 at 8:40 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Martinez Cocktail

I gave this cocktail a try recently. It looked appealing, because I am developing an unhealthy fascination with really like gin. The maraschino (I used Luxardo brand) liqueur was a little difficult to find, but I eventually found it at Spec’s. This was okay, but it didn’t dazzle me, in fact, I didn’t even finish […]

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Posted on May 4, 2009 at 9:15 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Placebo Mocktail

Before my brother and sis-in-law’s baby shower, we had my brother and sister-in-law over for dinner one night and printed out a bunch of “mocktail” recipes, got a bunch of different juices and ingredients and had a great big taste test. The kids had friends over that night, so everybody got to join in the […]

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Posted on May 4, 2009 at 6:55 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Alton Brown’s “Orange Delicious”

We made this tasty drink from Alton Brown’s “Orange Delicious” recipe. It is “inspired by” Orange Julius. Click here for the recipe. I used Cara Cara oranges to make ours. Yummy.

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Posted on February 21, 2009 at 3:10 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Beverages, Breakfast, Desserts, Snacks

Passion Fruit – Ginger Cocktail

This was DELICIOUS. First, I made a ginger simple syrup: Take equal parts water and sugar, add some peeled, coarsely chopped fresh ginger and boil them together until slightly thickened and syrupy. Let cool to room temperature and then pour into a container and refrigerate overnight. The next day, strain out the ginger. This will […]

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Posted on February 21, 2009 at 3:08 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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