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Frozen Rudolph It’s no secret I LOVE Cranberry Ginger Ale during the holidays. It has just the right amount holiday flavor and is the perfect color. So to make a drink with it was a no brainer. An added plus is this is just as fun without the alcohol so it can be made for the whole party. […]

12 Days of Drinking -Day 12

Cocktails

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Smoked Old Fashioned Let’s talk about fire, ice and smoke. All of these elements make a really beautiful and tasty cocktail.  Serves 1 1 Fill a tall glass with ice. Add 2 oz Rye or Bourbon Whiskey 3/4 oz simple syrup (optional) Woodchips Strainer I don’t have a recipe per se. I watched a neighbor make […]

12 Days of Drinking -Day 11

Cocktails

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Quickie Gin and Tonic You don’t actually need a recipe book for a G + T as Emily points out in her “Camp Cocktails” book. Its one of the easiest drinks to pull together. But I do recommend trying one of these amazing cocktail kits from Vikre.  I so wish they could ship them because I could have bought so […]

12 Days of Drinking -Day 10

Cocktails

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Salted Hazelnut Hot Chocolate I don’t know about you but we always have Nutella on hand at home. I remember tasting it for the first time in Italy and I was instantly hooked. This beverage is so decadent and easy to pull together. Bonus it can easily be kept non-alcoholic so kids can enjoy too! […]

12 Days of Drinking -Day 9

Cocktails

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Bloody Mary Today’s drink was shot on location by our friends at their cabin near Lake Mille Lacs. Andrew and Melissa already make great Bloody Mary’s but I knew they’d love to try a new one. Not only did they to a great job getting all the ingredients, they also walked out on their newly […]

12 Days of Drinking -Day 8

Cocktails

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Coquito *Recipe from The Noshery Serves 6 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups (1 15 oz can) cream of coconut (like Coco Lopez) 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 cup white rum cinnamon sticks for garnish Mix all ingredients in a […]

The 12 Days of Drinking -Day 7

Cocktails

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Girl From The North Country  Serves 1 1 1/2 oz. dry gin 1/2 ounces pear Brandy 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice 1/2 oz lingonberry syrup or raspberry syrup 1 slice of pear, for garnish Shake the gin, brandy, lemon juice, and syrup with ice until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a […]

12 Days of Drinking -Day 6

Cocktails

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Chai Blossom Toddy Serves 1 6 oz boiling hot water 1 tea bag of chai spiced tea 1 1/2 TB brown sugar 1/2 oz lime juice 1 1/2 oz aged spanish-style rum 2 dashes angostura bitters   Combine the hot water and tea bag in a mug and steep for 3 minutes. Taste carefully and […]

12 days of Drinking -Day 5

Cocktails

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Fire Punch  Serves 10 to 12 3 lemons 1/2 cup granulated sugar 16 oz brandy 10 oz overproof rum 16 oz strong brewed black tea, cooled 32 oz pineapple juice freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish (optional) lemon wheels, for garnish (optional) * you can use just rum or brandy to streamline the recipe. Remove the […]

12 days of Drinking -Day 4

Cocktails

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Malted White Russian Serves 1  2 oz Vodka 1 oz coffee liquor 1 oz half and half 1 Tablespoon malted milk powder Add the vodka, coffee liquor, half and half, and malted milk powder to a cocktail shaker. Stir to dissolve the malt powder. Add ice and shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a […]

12 Days of Drinking -Day 3

Cocktails

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