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Bottoms Up The Bridesmaid

One of my favorite trends in modern (think DIY) wedding showers and receptions is the signature cocktail. Such drinks are a fun way to incorporate wedding colors into the reception while also streamlining the bar service for your celebration. This is also a great way to offer an interactive guest favor. …

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Bottoms Up The Less-is More

  A well made cocktail is like your favorite little black dress. Minimalist. Always there when you need it—and it never lets you down. So skip the quick tease of bottled mixers this season. Simple ingredients, delicate flavors and a bit of flair are the only requirements for sleek, stylish sipping! …

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Bottoms Up Garden party

My favorite part of spring is the contrasts: the brisk mornings softened with sunny afternoons, the grays of winter fading into the warm colors of fresh gardens. This cocktail is a lovely, light divergence from the heavier cocktails of winter now past. The brightness of the deep-red, semi-sweet strawberries, complemented …

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Bottoms Up Dream of spring

The recipe for Chartreuse is a closely guarded secret known to only the order of the Carthusian Monks trusted with its production. What we do know is that this luscious, complex liqueur is produced with 130 herbs, plants and flowers. Green Chartreuse makes for the perfect Spring spirit with the …

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Bottoms Up Rye Not?

When Baltimore native Allen Katz announced his Mister Katz Rock & Rye, I was beside myself with anticipation. My gosh, does it deliver! This low-octane spirit has all of the character of a young rye whiskey enhanced with candy sugar, cinnamon, sour cherry and a touch of citrus. Shake off …

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The bee’s knees

Responsible for pollinating 30 percent of the world’s crops, bees are the unsung heroes of the culinary universe. Barr Hill vodka, from Vermont’s Caledonia Spirits, is crafted from honey cultivated on site of their sustainable distillery. Their Barr Hill gin adds raw honey just before bottling to impart unique floral …

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Monster Mash

Ditch the scary, high-sugar concoctions this Halloween and opt for this light-bodied blood orange punch. It’s certain to delight ghosts, goblins and other grown-up party guests. .75 ounce Solerno blood orange liqueur 1.5 ounce Monkey Shoulder whisky 2 ounces blood orange juice 4 ounces Vanilla Bean Dry soda Instructions: Fill …

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American Pie

Our resident mixologist, Ginny Lawhorn, was invited to compete in the Spirited Republic Cocktail Competition sponsored by the National Archives in D.C., and brought home third place for this patriotic cocktail. It’s a little sweet, a little spicy—much like its creator. Try it yourself at home! 1 ounce Semper Fi …

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Drink Me: Mirror, Mirror

We all know water is our natural ally for healthy, radiant skin. Less well-known are its valuable contributions to the world of cocktails. Without adding anything unnecessary, water opens up the complex botanicals in spirits where sugar-based mixers can dampen them. Try this light and refreshing recipe for relaxing poolside …

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