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Month: April 2017

Zodiac Cocktail #4: Moonshadow

Zodiac Cocktail #4: Moonshadow

The sign of Cancer is the nurturer of the Zodiac, the perfect mother to us all, and the protector of all things related to hearth and home. Cancer runs from June 21st through July 22nd, and is symbolized by the mythological crab Karkinos, sent by the ever-meddlesome Hera to distract Hercules from his battle with the multi-headed Hydra. The story goes two ways after that. One version says that Hercules kicked Karkinos so hard that he propelled the crab up into the heavens, turning him into a constellation. The

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The Suncatcher: A Riff on the Blueberry Tea Cocktail

The Suncatcher: A Riff on the Blueberry Tea Cocktail

Yesterday I shared a drink with you called the Blueberry Tea Cocktail whose aroma and flavor brought to mind blueberries even though there were none in the recipe. It was like pulling a rabbit out of a hat! For my riff on this cocktail I decided to forgo any attempts at magic and actually use blueberries in the drink. What can I say? I have an active imagination but it tends to always be reined in by practicality. Call me a Virgo. I started out with Copper & Vine brandy from Cooper River Distillers made locally right here in

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Monday Classics: The Blueberry Tea Cocktail

Monday Classics: The Blueberry Tea Cocktail

This Friday is National Tea Day, and in celebration of that, I’m collaborating with fellow blogger and Instagrammer Elin Lawrence from Travel Food Cool, to bring you several posts about cocktails with tea as one of their ingredients. The Blueberry Tea Cocktail is a drink that’s served hot, and even though we’re in the middle of some very warm weather here on the East Coast I decided that was where I wanted to start for the week. What fascinated me so much about this particular cocktail was that it has absolutely

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Friday Musings: Starting in the Middle

Friday Musings: Starting in the Middle

I am a youngest child who grew up more like an only because I have two brothers who are 11 and 13 years older than me. I myself have three children; the older two are two years apart and then the youngest came along just 3 years later, so birth order has always been a constant topic of discussion (and sometimes even argument) in our house. “She can’t do anything wrong because she’s the oldest and you think she’s perfect. He gets away with everything because he’s the baby and you feel sorry for him.”  These are the laments of

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Celebrating Spring with Gin and Tulips!

Celebrating Spring with Gin and Tulips!

This past weekend the world celebrated International Gin & Tonic Day. Well, those of us in the world who actually knew it was International G&T Day celebrated; those of us who were unaware woke up filled with regret on Monday morning for having missed the occasion. I am here to remedy that situation! Since I had other posts already planned out for the first three days of the week, this is my first opportunity to share a Gin & Tonic to commemorate the day. If I, as a cocktail blogger, can be late to the party, then so can my

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