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1.5 oz Belvedere Pink Grapefruit
½ oz Campari
1.5 oz Tru Blood Beverage
Shake with ice and pour over cubed ice into a rocks glass. Top with 1.5 oz Tru Blood Beverage and garnish with a blood orange wedge.
Courtesy of HBO and Belvedere Vodka.
Margaritas are a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. But they’re not the only way! Here’s one of my favorite tequila cocktails, the Paloma. This cocktail is a tall, cool and not too sweet. Tequila, lime and grapefruit juice (or soda). So nice on a hot day.
2 oz tequila (blanco or reposado)
1 oz lime juice
4-5 oz grapefruit juice or soda
1 pinch of salt
Build in a tall glass … Read more
Grapefruit is in season now, and it’s a fantastic cocktail ingredient! This creation comes from Grey Goose Vodka, created in honor of the upcoming Royal Wedding. While I don’t count myself among the people following these impending British nuptials, you can definitely count me among those who enjoy simple and tasty cocktails.
2 parts vodka
3 wedges peeled and seeded grapefruit
½ teaspoon sugar
1 part triple sec
Turbinado sugar for rimming the glass… Read more
Inspired by Blanche Devereaux in The Golden Girls (1985), played by Rue McClanahan.
One often thinks of southern belles as meek and mild types, but Blanche Devereaux kept her roommates’ eyes wide open with her saucy tales of romance and not-so clandestine canoodling. Though married most of her life to her high school sweetheart, George, Blanche wasn’t about to let having fifty years under her belt slow her down. Perhaps Blanche said it best when … Read more
With the New Orleans Saints winning Super Bowl XLIV, this year’s Mardi Gras Celebration aims to be one of the best ever. If you can’t be in NOLA, we’ve got a whole host of New Orleans Classics and Mardi Gras themed cocktails. We’ll start with these new drinks from Skyy Infusions.
2 oz Skyy Infusions Grape
2 oz grapefruit juice
2 oz grape juice
½ oz club soda
Combine all ingredients … Read more
I had a dream once about a bell-pepper cocktail served in a hollowed out bell pepper. Last night, I made half the dream come true. (Serving it out of a bell pepper seemed messy and inconvenient.)
My friend grew some beautiful bell peppers and was game for helping me figure out how to best use the sweet and spicy flavor in a cocktail. What we came up with was tasty and unlike any cocktail I’ve … Read more
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