cocktails

Tangerine Sparkler

February 25, 2013 Beverages

  All the glitz and glamour of last night’s Oscars put me in the mood for something bubbly. A fizzy drink that I could toast, clank, and sip while waiting for the winners to be announced.  The tangerines were ripe and the champagne chilled to perfection. Cheers. Ingredients: Adapted from Cooking Light 1 1/3 cups [...]

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“Witch’s Brew”

October 28, 2012 Beverages

  I can always conjure an excuse to eat ice cream. These glasses of “witch’s brew” are nothing more than your basic coke float with chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla. The bubbles and fizz give it a magically eerie effect that’s fun for party guests and kiddos. All you need is a quart of [...]

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Cilantro Tequila Lemonade

June 29, 2012 Beverages

Let’s cool off a bit. I’m about to head out of town for a long, lazy week in the mountains with the family. I could not be happier about this. As the summer days grow longer and hotter, I find myself craving all things cool and refreshing. Like this lemonade. It’s as sassy as my [...]

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Pimm’s Cocktail

May 21, 2012 Beverages

I could use a drink. Seriously. My office has been gearing up for some tough litigation and, as far as I’m concerned, we’ve all been concentrating way too hard. This will not do. My brain is swollen and my head hurts. And I feel so jealous every time I see people out at happy hour, [...]

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New Year’s Eve Cocktail Ideas

December 30, 2011 Beverages

Whether you’re hosting or simply toasting, you’ll need something festive in your glass to ring in the new year. Here are some of my favorite Keep It Simple Foods cocktails of 2011 to get you ready for the celebration. A few of these ought to warm up the party. Cheers! Ginger Lime Rickey Vino Cola [...]

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Cake Vodka Milkshake

September 28, 2011 Beverages

I just inhaled one of these before sitting down to type. So, I’m just a wee bit tipsy. And on a sugar high! Please bear with me. Let me back up a bit. A week ago, my friend Jenny sent me a friendly, little care package with this beauty inside. It’s cake. flavored. vodka!!!!! Of [...]

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Blueberry Infused Vodka Lemonade

August 3, 2011 Beverages

Every time my fiancé and I go down to visit his family in NC, his dad ribs me about all the rednecks we come across. Like I’m some fish-out-of-water, ain’t never seen no rednecks before, “city girl.” I always have to remind him that I hail from East Tennessee where the moonshine flows steady and [...]

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Refreshing Lemon Sparkler

March 30, 2011 Beverages

  I was perusing my Southern Living magazine the other day and found a recipe for a lemonade cocktail of sorts. It sounded amazing, but (per usual) I didn’t have half the ingredients needed so I made my own version. I’m seriously beginning to wonder why I even bother with recipes. I never follow them. [...]

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