Posts Tagged: cocktails

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2 Infused Wines for the Holidays (Pear Lavender and Grapefruit Vanilla)….but you should make them now because they are slow.

  If you have been reading this blog lately, you are aware that I have been gathering with some of my female friends pretty often for an Oven Coven.  So far, it hasn’t actually involved the oven.  It’s mostly involved

/ Erin

2 Infused Wines for the Holidays (Pear Lavender and Grapefruit Vanilla)….but you should make them now because they are slow.

  If you have been reading this blog lately, you are aware that I have been gathering with some of my female friends pretty often for an Oven Coven.  So far, it hasn’t actually involved the oven.  It’s mostly involved

/ Erin

Oven Coven- Rose Potion with Stone Fruit, Cardamom and Pink Peppercorns

Last spring, when the roses were in bloom Maria Dahvana Headly gathered some women together to make food and aperatifs in her back yard.  The idea was to put all of our witchy good intentions into delicious consumables and form an

/ Erin

Oven Coven- Rose Potion with Stone Fruit, Cardamom and Pink Peppercorns

Last spring, when the roses were in bloom Maria Dahvana Headly gathered some women together to make food and aperatifs in her back yard.  The idea was to put all of our witchy good intentions into delicious consumables and form an

/ Erin

Sautéed and Salted Medjool Dates with Whiskey

At The Illuminati Ball, we serve Medjool Dates sautéed in very good olive oil and sprinkled with Maldone salt as an amuse bouche.  Pairing sweet dates with salt, usually bacon or goat cheese is pretty classic.  I didn’t invent the

/ Erin

Sautéed and Salted Medjool Dates with Whiskey

At The Illuminati Ball, we serve Medjool Dates sautéed in very good olive oil and sprinkled with Maldone salt as an amuse bouche.  Pairing sweet dates with salt, usually bacon or goat cheese is pretty classic.  I didn’t invent the

/ Erin

Some thoughts on Glamour- Prosecco Aperol Spritz/ A Serious Champagne Cocktail/ Bananas Foster

The other night I snatched a quick telephone chat with my best friend from college.  She has two kids, one of whom is still a toddler.  It was about 8PM when our conversation ended like this… Rebecca: I have to

/ Erin

Some thoughts on Glamour- Prosecco Aperol Spritz/ A Serious Champagne Cocktail/ Bananas Foster

The other night I snatched a quick telephone chat with my best friend from college.  She has two kids, one of whom is still a toddler.  It was about 8PM when our conversation ended like this… Rebecca: I have to

/ Erin

Blackberry Ginger Gin Cocktail

We drank a  serious amount of this cocktail on our visit to Gabriola Island.  It started with a lovely recipe from a recent issue of Bon Appetite for a Blackberry Ginger Vodka Cocktail  and gradually transformed over two weeks, as we

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Blackberry Ginger Gin Cocktail

We drank a  serious amount of this cocktail on our visit to Gabriola Island.  It started with a lovely recipe from a recent issue of Bon Appetite for a Blackberry Ginger Vodka Cocktail  and gradually transformed over two weeks, as we

Honey-Lime Herbal ‘Lixir

This is a recipe for a little cocktail. It’s not to sweet, a little sly and pretty darn sure of itself. It’s very international and may be the only one of its kind, so get ready!

Honey-Lime Herbal ‘Lixir

This is a recipe for a little cocktail. It’s not to sweet, a little sly and pretty darn sure of itself. It’s very international and may be the only one of its kind, so get ready!

/ Erin

How to Make a Hot Toddy

I have some strong opinions on this topic. I consider this the official Orr family cocktail. It is medicinal. If you are sick it will make you feel better.

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How to Make a Hot Toddy

I have some strong opinions on this topic. I consider this the official Orr family cocktail. It is medicinal. If you are sick it will make you feel better.

Agwa Mojitos!

OK, so before you tell me I am perfectly aware that it is the middle of winter and not really mojito season. But sometimes a girl’s gotta live in denial.

Agwa Mojitos!

OK, so before you tell me I am perfectly aware that it is the middle of winter and not really mojito season. But sometimes a girl’s gotta live in denial.

Quarante Quatre Home-made Liqueur

I can’t remember how this conversation started. I suspect it was October when Rachel told us about the Quarante Quatre. It looks funny to type those words. When you say it as an Anglophone it sounds more like “Care Aunt

Quarante Quatre Home-made Liqueur

I can’t remember how this conversation started. I suspect it was October when Rachel told us about the Quarante Quatre. It looks funny to type those words. When you say it as an Anglophone it sounds more like “Care Aunt

/ Erin

The Kerthy Fix Sidecar

Sidecars seem very sophisticated and old-fashioned, but in fact, they are just Margaritas made with Brandy instead of Tequila, and a sugar instead of a salt rim.  These small differences count though.  I drink Sidecars in the winter and would

/ Erin

The Kerthy Fix Sidecar

Sidecars seem very sophisticated and old-fashioned, but in fact, they are just Margaritas made with Brandy instead of Tequila, and a sugar instead of a salt rim.  These small differences count though.  I drink Sidecars in the winter and would