Grapefruit Martinis

Grapefruit Martinis

If you like grapefruit juice for breakfast, you’ll love grapefruit martinis for happy hour. I’ve been a fan of grapefruit juice forever, but I’d never had a grapefruit martini until that fateful day. It all started with a broken refrigerator… At 6:40 a.m. on May 2, 2021, we were ready […]

Maple Rob Roy

Maple Rob Roy

Do you need a stiff drink to deal with election night? Whether you use the Maple Rob Roy to toast victory or lessen your sorrows, remember to “Live, Laugh and Love.” I found this recipe in the December 2018 issue of Costco Connection, courtesy of mixologist Keith Meicher of Sepia […]

Watermelon keg

Watermelon Martinis

Without a doubt, the most frivolous item with a permanent place in my one-butt kitchen is a watermelon keg tapping kit. I use it to serve watermelon martinis, which are equal parts vanilla vodka, Watermelon Pucker Liqueur, and fresh watermelon juice.  If there are kids attending, I’ll put the martinis for […]

Ginger Pear Martini

Ginger Pear Martinis

Are you looking for a new cocktail for the New Year?  Ginger pear martinis are my current favorite. They contain with just three ingredients: Absolut Pear Vodka, King’s Ginger Liqueur, and Kevita Lemon Ginger Sparkling Probiotic drink. This recipe was inspired by one I found several years ago in the […]

411 margaritas

4-1-1 Margaritas

The weekend after my husband Jim retired, he and his brother Mark signed up for a “continuing education” class, at least that’s what they called it. They went to a bar in Denver to learn how to make margaritas. Even after taking a class, they still experimented with the recipe. […]