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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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Eggplant Pâté

August is Eggplant season and one of our favorite ways to prepare these gorgeous purple-skinned aubergines is in eggplant dip. A bit spicy with creamy goat cheese and crunchy toasted pine nuts. It’s the one dip my husband requests over and over again. I served my eggplant pâté with Keya’s

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Fun Ways To Use Cocktail Bitters

Cocktail bitters are a fun and tasty way to add amazing flavor to your cocktails. But with so many cocktail bitters on the market today, which ones should you choose for your cocktails? My recommendation is to just JUMP IN! Visit your local wine and gourmet store to find a

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Grab some bubbly and join me while I show you around. I can’t wait to share my love of southern food, cocktails and champagne with you.

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