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TGIF with a Lemon Basil Martini

TGIF with a Lemon Basil Martini

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image courtesy ~ Russian Girl in the Kitchen

Few things seem to shout spring has arrived to me like fresh herbs, and what better way to savor the flavor of the season than with a Lemon Basil Martini.  Light and refreshing, this cocktail is a great way to leave the week behind and usher in the weekend. Who knows, it might even inspire you to plant a herb garden in your yard this year.

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Holiday Cocktails: White Christmas

Holiday Cocktails: White Christmas

There is something very magical about the idea of a white Christmas, almost every mental image we have of this holiday includes drifts of frosting like snow.  Dreaming that I’ll be home for Christmas by arriving in a one horse open sleigh, traveling through a winter wonderland, only to find chestnut roasting on an open fire, is something that we have harmonized about for years.  And snowmen, sleigh bells  reindeer, and Santa all depend on piles of the white flakes.

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Holiday Cocktails: Peppermint Patty

Holiday Cocktails: Peppermint Patty

photo courtesy ~ Life’s Ambrosia

Chocolate and mint, the combination that reminds me the most of the holidays. This flavor duo brings to me the sensation of icy cold air filling my lungs on a winter’s night wrapped up in my warmest woolen sweater. Maybe it was the years I spent working at the ski resort, and the thousands of these hot cups of goodness that we served, but I find this treat is still one of my favorite ways to warm up after ice skating under a blanket of stars or playing outside on a snowy day.

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Thanksgiving Cocktails: Pumpkin Pie Martini

Thanksgiving Cocktails: Pumpkin Pie Martini

I was looking at my calendar today and realized that there are now only two weekends before Thanksgiving. I was stunned. How in the world is this possible? I guess with the extended fall we have been experiencing, and all the hype over the election, time has simply escaped me.

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