Cocktails

How to Make Dried Orange Slices at Home

Finding Inspiration in Winter <p>If I ever need recipe inspiration, browsing the farmers market can help spark ideas. It’s a great way to support local farms and have access to the best seasonal flavors. However, in New Hampshire, access to local fruits and vegetables is limited during the winter. It may not be regionally local, but citrus season is booming in the south, offering the best flavors and seasonal varieties. This time of the year, oranges […]

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homemade simple syrup

Homemade Simple Syrup is an Easy Way to Make Gourmet Coffee

Step Up Your Coffee and Cocktail Game If one of your resolutions this year is to trim your expenses, making your daily coffee at home is a great savings hack. Even though homebrewed coffee saves money, you may miss how your local coffee shop makes your order. Before you cave and head to the drive-thru, homemade simple syrup can take your coffee to the next level! Simple Syrup is a Staple Ingredient Simple syrup, or liquid

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frozen berry margaritas

Frozen Berry Margaritas Are The Best Summer Cocktail

Refresh Your Summer with Frozen Berry Margaritas! I don’t want to jinx it, but we’re finally getting a break from the rainy stretch we’ve had in New England. The last few days have been warm, sunny, and perfect evenings for dinner and drinks on the patio. One of my go-to cocktails during the summer is a margarita on the rocks or frozen for a refreshing variation. Made with tequila, triple sec, and lime juice, margaritas

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cranberry rosemary and jalapeno bourbon cocktail

This Easy Bourbon Cocktail Will Impress Your Holiday Guests

Creating the Perfect Signature Cocktail Between the sun setting earlier each day and the clocks soon turning back an hour, it’s hard to deny the holiday season’s approach. While I’m not looking forward to the snow and cold, I am excited to host and entertain family and friends. Some of you may be cringing at the thought of party planning. For those that are hosting this year, one element that can bring your menu to

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The Ultimate Espresso Martini

The Rebirth of a Classic When you hear the word history, what comes to mind? Some of you may wince from the memory of textbooks, exams, and date recollection. Yet, looking beyond the pages, history becomes a fluid experience we are immersed in constantly. History evolves into a living, breathing time capsule when focusing on celebrating cultures. That evolution is a core element in various industries, including art, fashion, beauty, design, and culinary. In the

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watermelon martini

Watermelon Mint Martini

Cheers to Watermelon Month July marks not only the first whole month of summer but also National Watermelon Month! Corn may be the king of summer vegetables, but watermelon takes the crown as the MVP fruit. It’s a light, refreshing fruit packed with flavor and a boost of hydration. Like all classics, sometimes, they need to be overhauled and reimagined in a new way. While many enjoy watermelon by the slice or chunks, blending the

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lavender lemonade

Lavender Lemonade and Empress Gin

Gin and Lavender Lemonade May be Your New Favorite Cocktail One aspect of recipe creation that I’ve always enjoyed is building flavors around what is in season. Incorporating seasonal flavors helps avoid reusing the same recipes and showcases the freshest flavors. While I enjoy all seasons, New England summers offer some of the best flavors to incorporate into recipes. It’s the prime time of year for picking fresh berries, access to local farmers’ markets, and taking

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blood orange mimosas

Blood Orange Mimosas Make Winter Fun Again

Own Brunch with Blood Orange Mimosas Mimosas are one of my favorite cocktails to make, whether the sun is rising or setting. One-part juice to two-parts champagne creates the perfect balance for pairing breakfast or dessert. Okay, maybe 25 percent juice… ten? No matter the juice proportion you use, mimosas are perfection in a glass. While mimosas traditionally contain navel orange juice, you can use any fruit juice. Of all the blends I’ve tried, blood

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