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lime infused vodka

07.17.14

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Can we just take a moment to sing the praises of one of my favorite cocktails, the moscow mule?  Light, refreshing, citrusy, and a wonderful ginger kick? Man, I could go for one of those right now.  But, alas, I am writing this post at 11 am so…I’ll refrain.  I’ll admit that one of the favorite parts of the mule is that I can’t taste the vodka- that’s the sign of a good cocktail right there folks.  And how to better disguise the flavor?  Infused vodkas.  Oh yes.

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rosemary grapefruit spritzer + rosemary simple syrup

07.11.14

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One of the things that I love about cocktails is how limitless the options are.  Once you’ve accumulated a sufficient collection of hard liquor and mixer options, you can pretty much make anything.  Sometimes I have an idea for one cocktail, and end up being inspired to try three other options.  Usually when I’m trying different things I make baby versions of the cocktails so I don’t have as much waste and well…sometimes you have to sample a few batches…

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watercolor pineapple print

07.09.14

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This little print is so cute and easy to make, and will make the perfect summery addition to my kitchen walls.  I’m thinking of making a few more of different kinds of fruits and veggies to hang with it.  As long as you’ve got watercolors and paper, the total cost of this project is the frame, which makes it a really affordable way to decorate!

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stars and stripes mixed berry pie

07.04.14

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My experience with inspiration goes like this: it strikes when it strikes and generally it does not strike at the most practical time.  Which is how I found myself, at one this afternoon, heading off to the store for ingredients to make this pie while I should have been busy barbecuing.  Another thing I’ve learned about inspiration is that if you don’t act on your thought in the moment, it tends to fade away and that first glorious sense of realization tends to seem far less brilliant as it did when the idea first struck.  So here I am blogging about a 4th of July pie that it’s too late for any of you to make! There’s always next year, right?  Besides Americana is in right now, and you can be patriotic any day.  Also, I really just couldn’t resist!

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