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Sunday, February 16, 2014


The best parts of a cocktail are a beautiful chilled glass and the garnishes.

These are simple recipes, so treat yourself!

Sparkling Rose Champagne

Regular 8 oz glass
Champagne glass
1/2  cup cranberry juice, chilled
1/2 cup club soda or carbonated water, chilled

Pour ingredients into a regular glass.
Stir and pour into champagne glass.



Regular 8 oz glass
Champagne glass
1/2 cup orange juice, chilled
1/4 cup plain yogurt, chilled
1/4 cup ginger ale, chilled
a dash of vanilla

Pour ingredients into a regular glass.
Stir vigorously.
Pour into champagne glass


Shirley Temple

Regular 8 oz glass
small bowl
small plate
Champagne glass
6 oz lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled
a dash concentrated jamaica juice or cherry juice, chilled
1 slice of lime

First, dip rim of Champagne glass into shallow bowl of water.
Then, dip rim into a small plate of sugar and set aside.

In regular glass, mix ingredients.
Stir well.
Pour into champagne glass.
Garnish with a slice of lime.


Virgin Mary

8 oz tall glass
Tomato juice
dash of salt
dash of black pepper
1-2 dashes of tabasco sauce
2-4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
dash of lime juice
garnish: celery stick

Add 6 oz of tomato juice to glass.
Add salt, pepper, tabasco Worcestershire sauce, season to taste.
Add dash of lime juice.
Add ice.
Garnish with celery stick.


Sunset Cooler

Fancy 8 oz glass
5 oz orange juice, chilled
Ginger ale, chilled
juice from slice of lime
a dollop of cranberry juice concentrate (or grenadine, or jamaica concentrate), chilled

Pour orange juice into glass.
Pour in ginger ale.
Run lime slice around rim of glass.
Squeeze juice from lime slice into glass.
Add  dollop of jamica concentrate.
Do not stir.

Option: add ice



I am currently short on garnishes. Look for updates to this page.

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