Green Tea Cherry Margarita

You can usually find me with a glass of wine or bubbly, but when the weather starts to get warm I love a good margarita. I received some amazing Fleur de Geisha tea from Le Palais des Thés. The tea is inspired by the Japanese Hanami tradition of cherry blossom viewing and is a refined Japanese green tea delicately flavored with cherry blossom. Once again, I was unable to find fresh/frozen cherries anywhere so I used black cherry juice instead. Freezing the tea and cherry juice ahead of time yields a nice frothy margarita without it being watered down by ice.

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Beach Treat: Stuffed Pretzels and White Sangria

I was at the beach for a few days so I wanted to make a little bite size snack that would travel well and of course a cocktail! I stuffed my pretzels with onion jam, gruyere, and ham. I also made a herb de provence dijon mustard. These little guys are so perfect for beach snacking, way better than a big sandwich. As for the cocktail, cool refreshing sangria with a little something special with the addition of St~Germain. I just have to say I am totally obsessed with St~ Germain. I just love it!  It adds great flavor to so many drinks. A definite staple for your bar.

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Chocolate Stout Float

Just wanted to share a a quick recipe for a drink I made with the bourbon vanilla ice cream. Just add two scoops of ice cream to your glass. Add a shot of bourbon and top with your choice of double chocolate stout, I used Young’s. Finish with whipped cream and caramel. If you think my whipped cream looks a little funny, It does. I took my eye of the mixer for a second and it was over whipped! Even with the over whipped whipped cream, it was still tasty. This is a serious grown up float! More posts coming soon!

Leftover Champagne=The Making of my New Favorite Cocktail

This is a simple cocktail to make and it will definitely be one of your favorites. Just mix your favorite margarita and top with champagne. I put a little champagne in the blender too. This combo is my favorite, strawberry Patron margarita topped with Ballatore Gran Spumante!!!! Trust me you have to make this.