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My 8 Favorite Freezer Hacks

Have you ever frozen a whole lemon, then grated it to make zest, pulp and juice to use in your favorite recipes? When you grate the frozen lemon the seeds fall out of the grater, so you can use the entire lemon with little waste. That’s one of my favorite

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Spiced Apple Maple Ginger Cocktail

Let’s celebrate apple cider season! I love this time of year in Virginia – the leaves on our trees are starting to change color to the most beautiful golds and red. Our local orchard sells apple cider and a bountiful array of apples. My spiced apple cocktail is full of

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Come Fly With Me – Destination: Cocktails!

Fun and flirtatious cocktails! The Aviation, The Caribbean Cruise, The Cable Car and The Rolls Royce. The Avaiation is possibly the best known “transportation cocktail”. It is made with Crème de violette liqueur, which can be difficult to source. I’ve included a recipe for an Aviation cocktail here if you

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Japanese 7 Spice – Shichimi Togarashi

Shichimi Togarashi is a blend of 7 spices popular in Japan. I use it to rim Bloody Mary and Tomato Water Martini glasses. It’s the perfect spicy blend to compliment the tomato flavors in the cocktails. Simply rub a lemon or lime wedge around the rim of the cocktail glass.

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Honey Deuce Cocktail – Secret Ingredient: Hot Honey

I am so excited to introduce you to AR’s Hot Southern Honey. It’s made locally in Richmond, Virginia. This lovely honey is the perfect combination of sweet and hot. If you like a little heat, there is the mild hot honey and if you like a bit of burn then

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Mimosas – Secret Ingredient: Orangina

If you love mimosas but don’t always have fresh orange juice on hand, try Orangina (one of my favorite secret ingredients for cocktails). This lovely effervescent juice is the original  sparkling citrus juice from France. A combination of concentrated lemon, mandarin and grapefruit juices with a bit of orange pulp.

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