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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Rustic Raspberry Vodka-tini

Does the world really need another flavored "martini" that's made with vodka, not gin? Absolutely. Indulge me. I have a penchant for smooshing up fresh fruit with vodka and gleefully declaring Happy Hour. Be careful. This cocktail...

Hey, You: Save the Mint! And Make It Schnappy!

This week, I started to think about one of my dreaded end-of-summer chores: cleaning up the garden. Aside from all the weeding, pruning, and plucking, I needed to figure out what I'm doing with all...

Peachberry Ice Cream Drizzle

I love vanilla ice cream. It's kind of boring, but it's true. I love Haagen-Dazs. I love Brighams. I love almost everything in between. Give me a Hoodsie cup on a hot afternoon or a...

Sangria Tasting Bar: A Trio of Punches

For most folks I know, the word "sangria" almost always translates into "instant party." And as with any good party, the more the merrier. Here's how to set up a sangria tasting bar to...

Smoky Corn Chowder

This soup is gloriously rich and bursting with chunks of sweet corn and potato. It gets its smokiness from bacon and chipotle pepper. The pepper's heat is tempered nicely by the creamy broth. If you're...

Labor Day Special: Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

At the risk of needing to rename this blog The Thirsty Mouse, here's my recipe for Bourbon Barbecue Sauce. This is what I'll be putting on my pork ribs this Labor Day weekend. It's quick...

Sweet & Sunny Lemon Drop Liquor

Apparently, this weekend is cocktail weekend. Contrary to yesterday's Bee's Kiss, though, my Lemon Drop liquor is light and refreshing. It's a great late-summer-lazy-day-sitting-in-the-yard-waiting-for-the-barbecue-to-be-done kind of drink. If you start a bottle early this week,...

One Bee’s Kiss, Please. Hold the Stinger.

I couldn't tell you why, but I'm dying for a cocktail tonight. Not a glass of wine. Not an old standby like a martini or a bourbon, straight up. I'm in the mood for something...

How To Make a Proper Mint Julep

All that talk about cocktail gear a few days ago started to make my mouth water for a juicy cocktail or two to toast the end of summer. Now, it's been raining in Boston for...

Shake It Up!

I admit it: I'm a fairly thirsty person. Normally I'm a red wine drinker. I love the good—and even some of the bad. Give me a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Brunello, a Bandol, and I couldn't...