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My Sixth Day of Drinks

Posted on: December 26th, 2012 by Teresa

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Self – indulgence

Tessy, gin based cocktail with grapefruit juice and CampariThe best has been saved for last. I always enjoy all of these five cocktails; they make scrumptious treats. Yet, the citrus flavours mixed with the distinctive herbaceous quality of Campari stand out.

The Epilogue to my quest

Certainly the Pineapple Tuesday was delicious. However, it occurred to me that I would prefer a cocktail with a sharper taste. The solution proved to be simple. We swapped around the grapefruit and pineapple juice. That did it: crisp, light, pretty. Just what I was searching for.

Farewell until the next recipe

For lack of a better name, we simply refer to this as a Tessy. Like Gin and Tonic it is refreshing, but you’ll find this alternative doesn’t leave a sticky after taste. Give it a try. See what you think.

My Fifth Day of Drinks

Posted on: December 25th, 2012 by Teresa

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An Adventure in Gin – the final chapter

My fondness for gin led me on a quest that finally ended in Las Vegas. I had been searching for a delicious, refreshing yet not syrupy sweet gin based cocktail for quite some time. Of course, Gin and Tonic stands out along with the Martini as the most well-known gin based drinks. Neither really works for me because tonic water is syrupy and a traditional martini is plain.

Potion found in A Seemingly Magical Palace


My Fourth Day of Drinks

Posted on: December 23rd, 2012 by Teresa

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As American as an Apple Pie Martini

Perhaps this cocktail reflects my tendency to become nostalgic and homesick at this time of year. For the most part I enjoy living in a small city that’s nearly a thousand years’ old, located in a country that’s about the size of Indiana. However, now and then, I long for the BIG-ness that is USA.

The Annual Apple Purchasing Event


My Third Day of Drinks

Posted on: December 22nd, 2012 by Teresa

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I’ve a thing for puns involving people’s names.

Rustle at this time of year invokes the sounds of wrapping paper and ribbon as we prepare for the big moment to come. I’m convinced cocktails and cheesy music should accompany this and you’ll find the Russelling Orange Blossom suits the occasion. It’s easy to prepare and yet festive enough to hold its own amongst the shiny paper and curly ribbon.

Russelling Orange Blossom Vodka based cocktail


My Second Day of Drinks

Posted on: December 21st, 2012 by Teresa

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The world’s still Here; let’s put on the Ritz

It’s not the end of the world today. Had I planned this more carefully, I would have given you a tequila based cocktail for the 21st of December 2012. But no, we’re on the vodka again. However, I think you’ll appreciate the added faux glamour that this cocktail provides. Today is certainly a good day for Putin on the Ritz.

Putin on the Ritz Cocktail a variation of a Black Russian

My Six Drinks of Christmas

Posted on: December 20th, 2012 by Teresa

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Cocktails are up there with dark chocolate – I love them. And it’s the perfect time right now to enjoy cocktails since December provides such excellent excuses as if we needed any. Let’s see, there’s Christmas Day, New Years’ Eve, and 5 pm. So to assist you in warding off winter malaise, I’m sharing My Six Drinks of Christmas.

The First Drink: The Carrot Cake Martini

Carrot Cake Martini with cinnamon stick garnish against dark background