Martini Time

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Or Martini Thyme, as the case may be. Interesting new cocktails as of late. On the left, a vodka-St. Germain-sweet & sour-blueberry-thyme concoction from Firebirds. On the right, a vodka-St. Germain-Canton martini from Bar Lucca. Neither of these is necessarily a combination that would have occurred to me, but both of them totally work.

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Published in: on August 28, 2014 at 2:33 pm  Leave a Comment  

Happy Hour for 2

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This is what happens when you decide to have a little happy hour at home, and the BFF handles food and the P&PDC handles drinks.

Trader Joe’s provided the food side of things. We tried some new things….The sweet chili goat cheese was nice, and a decent counterpoint to our favorite TJ’s cheese, Toscano. The frozen artichoke dip wasn’t bad, and nukes up in just a couple of minutes.

On the drink side, we had the fruit salad drink (posted here), but the BFF prefers it with sparkling clementine juice rather than OJ. We also tried a confection of pineapple vodka, whipped vodka, orange Mio, and mandarin orange seltzer. The seltzer is absolutely necessary….otherwise, it’s just too too sweet.

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Published in: on August 27, 2014 at 12:07 am  Leave a Comment  

The Italian Martini

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We find more and more people that are part of our tribe all the time. We’ve converted a number of polymer clay enthusiasts into late-night Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur drinkers. But recently, we met a true kindred spirit, who made us this delightful libation:

The Italian Martini
1 part plain vodka
1 part limoncello
splash of cranberry juice.

Shake it up with ice and enjoy.

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Published in: on August 15, 2014 at 3:02 am  Leave a Comment  

The Kinky Pineapple

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Remember when we told you about liquid water enhancers? Our friend, Jenn, recently concocted this drink with 2 parts water, 1 part pineapple vodka, and 1 part whipped vodka, with orange Mio. It was quite tasty as it was, but then it got doctored up with OR-G to become the kinky pineapple….which made it good enough to induce photobombing:
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Published in: on August 11, 2014 at 2:55 am  Leave a Comment  

Fruit Salad

We recently discovered that Skyy is making a Moscato grape vodka. What to do, what to do? Well, mix it 1:1 with no pulp OJ, that’s what. It tastes like neither grapes nor oranges, but some delicious blend somewhere in between.

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Published in: on August 7, 2014 at 2:51 am  Comments (1)  

Liquid Aloha

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Recently, the Pub at Wegman’s had BBQ week. The food, quite frankly, was a little disappointing. But the cocktails….that’s a whole other thing. For me, their riff on the blueberry vodka-lemon theme that we’ve been enjoying all summer. For my dining companion, Kona Brewing Company’s Fire Rock Pale Ale.

Kona stamps their tag line into all of their bottles….but we were feeling like it was all “liquid aloha.”

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Published in: on August 4, 2014 at 2:51 am  Leave a Comment