Blueberry Lemon Martini

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Blueberries should always be a part of your summer

Summer’s on it’s last legs, sadly.  If you just scoffed then you’re in denial.  It may be hot today, but the cool autumn breezes are on their way in.  Also worth mentioning is Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.  Which goes on sale September 4th.  That’s when you know Summer is officially over and Autumn has begun.  We’re not quite there yet though so for these last couple weeks we have left of our beautifully warm sunny weather, enjoy this delightful blueberry martini – made constructed with real, fresh blueberries.

Blueberry Lemon Martini

1.5oz Vodka (blueberry vodka makes for a sweeter martini)

.5oz Blue Curacao

.75oz Fresh Sqeezed Lemon Juice

handful of fresh rinsed blueberries

Cut your fresh rinsed blueberries in half and toss into...

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Cilantro Lime Margarita

Melt away the summer heat with this awesomely refreshing margarita.

Melt away the summer heat with this awesomely refreshing margarita.

Cilantro, lime, tequila; compliment each other in this refreshing summer margarita.  Are you one of those people who shy’s away from tequila because of that one crazy night you had way back when…Banish those worries to the basement because it turns out that it’s a certain kind of tequila that makes some people go a little nuts.  You can take my word for it if you want, or go check this article out about the Tequila Sunrise, it goes into all the grimy details.  In one short summarized sentence: Stick to the silver tequila and you should be just fine. So now that we got that out of the way, you can start cooling off with margaritas once again...

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Cowgirl Koolaid

Cowgirl Koolaid: Every gal's  got a lil cowgirl in 'um

Every gal’s got a lil cowgirl in ‘um

Get ready to add a little spunk to your step with the Cowgirl Koolaid.  Adapted and inspired by Dekuyper, this thirst quenchingly refreshing cocktail combines the tanginess of cranberry with the musky-ness of Whiskey.

So maybe you’re wondering what’s all this nonsense about Red Stag Black Cherry Whiskey by Jim Beam.  Long name, I know. But most importantly, how does that stuff taste?  For starters, if you’re new to whiskey drinking, then this is a great one to try.  It’s perfect for mixing because of the subtle underlying black cherry flavors. Speaking of black cherry, remember those super sour candies back in the day that all the cool kids had called “warheads”?  Yea?   Remember the black cherry flavor?  That one was my favorite...

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Whiskey Sunrise

Arguably the best way you should be spending your summer evenings

Prepare to be refreshed this summer…by yes, our surprise guest star: Whiskey.

Okay, you got me.  Jim Beam is technically a Kentucky bourbon…which is also technically a whiskey…anyway…

The only thing that matters is that not only is this drink gorgeous to look at, but it also tastes awesome!  Especially for whiskey – which you don’t get too much sweetness of these days.  Girls, you’ll love this one.  Heck, Guys, you would too.  I used Red Stag black cherry because the underlying cherry hints add an extra barrier to the usual leather shoe tasty-ness of the whiskey… which generally doesn’t mix well with anything except coke which by now I am certain everyone has got to be bored sick of...

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