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Halloween

Old Fashion

Old Fashion

The original Old Fashioned recipe would have used whiskeys available in America in the late 1800’s, either Bourbon or Rye Whiskey. The first recipe is from 1895. But in some regions, especially Wisconsin, brandy is substituted for whiskey (sometimes called a Brandy Old Fashioned). Eventually the use of other spirits became common, such as a gin recipe becoming popularized in the late 1940s. The first mention of the drink was for a Bourbon whiskey cocktail in the 1880s, at the Pendennis Club, a gentlemen’s club in Louisville, Kentucky.

Common garnishes for an Old Fashioned include an orange slice or a maraschino cherry, although these modifications came around 1930, sometime after the original recipe was invented. The practice of muddling orange and other fruit gained prevalence as late as the 1990s. In muddling the fruit make sure to muddle the fruit but try not to muddle the peel too much. You want to release the oils and fruit flavor but not a lot of the acid. As with spirit only drinks what whiskey/brandy you make this drink with matters. The fun is in trying to find which one you really like!

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Nutty Martini

Nutty Martini

If you like nuts this is an awesome cocktail for you. A bit on the sweet side it is the perfect ending to a nice dinner or a stay at home nightcap.
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Now I See You

Now I See You

A wonderfully scary cocktail for halloween where the garnish is an olive stuffed into a pepper to make a mock eyeball! So fun and so is the cocktail.

Newton’s Fall

Newton’s Fall

The perfect start to fall, the Newton’s Fall. The green apples and cinnamon simple syrup make it a cocktail that will keep guests asking for more. Works up well as a punch!
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Neverland Bellini

Neverland Bellini

By  •  Wine, Winter, Spring

A great party starter that will make an impression on your guests. Not your run of the mill champagne cocktail!
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Lump Of Coal

Lump Of Coal

With it’s unusual ingredients and Black Vodka this is a cool cocktail that tastes amazing. Not for those who like sweet but spicy and with overtones of herbs!
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Italian Apple Martini

Italian Apple Martini

One of the more popular “tini’s” the Italian Apple Martini is a great fall replacement for a regular martini. Tastes much like a crisp slightly sweet apple!
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Hop And Skip

Hop And Skip

Hop and Skip is another dessert drink that will hit all the right notes when you just want to finish the evening with something sweet and right. Just the right amount of kick this drink will help you ease into the right frame of mind.

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Honey Gingerbread

Honey Gingerbread

What a great drink! If you like gingerbread you will love this Honey Gingerbread. Smooth, sweet and flavorful it is a great drink to serve with food and for parties. It will go with anything! The lime cuts the sweetness a little and adds a tart after bite.

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Frozen Nutty Irishman

Frozen Nutty Irishman

By  •  Fall, Spring, Summer

Bailey’s Frangelico and Ice Cream – yum…
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