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Cranberry Vanilla Cosmopolitan

Cranberry Vanilla Cosmoplitan

My Homemade Cranberry Vanilla Vodka makes a great hostess gift, but it’s also a colorful and tasty thing to keep around your home bar during the holidays. It’s made with cranberries, vanilla bean and just a touch of sugar to highlight those elements – and it has a beautiful red color that translates very well into cocktails. The cosmopolitan is probably the most famous cranberry ... Read More »

Homemade Cranberry Vanilla Vodka

Cranberry Vanilla Vodka

There are many things you can make at home that are fantastic holiday gifts. I’m always a big advocate for homemade food gifts, such as plates of cookies or nicely wrapped loaves of bread. But food gifts typically need to be used right away and it is nice to give something that has a slightly longer shelf life – like homemade flavored spirits. Making your ... Read More »

Birthday Cake Cocktail

Birthday Cake Cocktail

Birthdays are usually celebrated with cake, cupcakes and other baked goods. I typically serve coffee with my cakes, but birthdays are special occasions and deserve something a little bit more special. You could make coffee more special by serving cappuccinos or something, of course, but I took a more “grown up” track and created a batch of Birthday Cake Cocktails – topped with rainbow sprinkles ... Read More »

How to Make Peep-Infused Vodka

Plate o' Peeps

Flavored vodkas are growing in popularity, with dozens of flavors popping up where there were once only a few. Instead of basic lemon and lime-infusions, you can now find much more creative flavors like cake, whipped cream and marshmallow. After a pre-Easter Peep-buying spree, I set out to make my own marshmallow-infused spirit using the popular marshmallow chicks. I filled up a large jar with ... Read More »

Mojito Cookies

Mojito Cookies

Mojitos are one of my favorite cocktails. They are made by muddling fresh mint leaves and sugar at the bottom of a highball glass, adding ice and then topping the mint mixture with rum, lime juice and soda water. Because of the mint and the lime juice, the cocktail is very refreshing – so refreshing that I’ll even add some mint to my homemade limeade ... Read More »

Strawberry Lemon Drop Cupcakes

Strawberry Lemon Drop Cupcakes

A lemon drop is a cocktail that is made with vodka, lemon juice and sugar. They are bright and refreshing, and since the acidity of the lemon takes the edge off of the vodka, they’re very easy to drink. These cupcakes are inspired in part by lemon drop cocktails and in part by summer strawberries – making them a sort of adult strawberry lemonade cupcake. ... Read More »

Raspberry Mojito

Raspberry Mojito

I always like to plant a little mint in my garden because it’s easy to grow (gives me confidence with some of the trickier plants), smells great and is perfect for making mojitos. Mojitos are one of my favorite summertime drinks. They’re easy to make with just a few ingredients that can be put together by hand, and the combination of fresh mint and fresh ... Read More »

Belmont Breeze

Belmont Breeze

In horse racing, a “breeze” is where a racehorse is asked to show some speed and run at a fast gallop, but not to push himself too hard. It’s a good indicator of speed and fitness in a horse. At Belmont Park in New York, it’s still a racing term (of course) and it is also a drink. The Belmont Breeze is the official drink ... Read More »

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