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Ginger Mojito

A new twist on a classic drink recipe, the ginger mojito

Ginger Mojito

The human mind is an amazing thing. We can somehow always remember when we had “the best” of something. I suppose that is why they have the Food Network show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” The best mojito I ever had was at Bahama Breeze while in Florida on vacation. It was minty, without it being overpowering, and it was sweet and refreshing. They served it with a piece of sugar cane which was awesome! I’m not sure if I will ever be able to recreate that awesome mojito, but I did come up with another version which is just as fantastic: the ginger mojito! read more

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Peach Cobbler Cocktail

A peach tea cocktail recipe which tastes just like the dessert peach cobbler!

Peach Tea

The smell of warm peach tea screams dessert. While I was experimenting with drink recipes, I knew I had a winner when the flavor tasted just like peach cobbler. Amazing!!

The inspiration for this recipe came from my peach iced tea. When Kate posted her recipe she mentioned you can add liquor to make a cocktail so I started experimenting. Even though the tea and the booze was good together it needed a little extra umph. The solution to any problem you are have when creating a drink is carbonation. In my opinion, it takes any cocktail over the top. Lemon lime soda is usually my go-to mixer when it comes to cocktails. It has the right on the sweetness, it isn’t overpowering, and the flavor is complementary to pretty much any drink you’re going to make. read more

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Peach Iced Tea

Peach iced tea: sweet and refreshing for hot summer days; comforting and rich on cold winter nights.

“What the hell is pop?” could be my most favoritest Daryl Dixon quote ever!! It’s soda people. SODA! Even though I grew up in the Midwest, I still call it soda, thanks to my husband.

Soda is delicious, but it isn’t the best cold drink for you. During the summer months you want a cold, refreshing cold drink. And sometimes you want something other than water. Iced tea to the rescue!!

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Brandy Old Fashioned, Wisconsin’s Cocktail

Wisconsin’s version of the classic Old Fashioned cocktail, the Brandy Old Fashioned! Sweet or sour, it’s a perfect evening cocktail.

Brandy Old Fashioned

Let me tell you a story, a story about a woman who lived in Wisconsin for almost 10 years before truly embracing the state drink: the Brandy Old Fashioned. Before you judge me too harshly, it didn’t take me so long to embrace New Glarus Spotted Cow, but that is besides the point 😉 I think I can officially label myself a Wisconsonite as the Brandy Old Fashioned is one of my favorite cocktails! read more

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The Fizzy Navel Cocktail

Did you know the Screwdriver cocktail got it’s name from using an actual screwdriver as a mixing agent? Being the queen of useless trivia, I wish I could say I did know this, but alas, I had to look it up. One story includes American oil workers, working overseas, discreetly added orange juice to their vodka while on the job, mixing it with a screwdriver. Hence, the screwdriver. Another story involves the Prohibition days. Bootleggers would try to mask the alchol with fruit juices. The moonshine was still pretty strong, even with the juice, so Prohibition agents could figure out who was drinking alcohol based on the “screw” response on the patron’s faces. Either way, the screwdriver has been a cocktail favorite for decades. One of the best parts of a screwdriver is being able to spruce it up with add-ins. I present to you: the fizzy navel. It’s a refreshing twist on an old classic. read more