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Classic Moscow Mule

When the temps begin to move towards sweater weather, my cocktail menu tends to move towards one of my favorite drinks, Mint Moscow Mule.  By combing tart ginger beer, fresh mint and lime juice stirred up in a copper mug... well all I have to say is cheers! MKR...

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Fresh Berry Mint Julep

We made it to Friday which can only mean one thing: it's time to kick back, relax, and sip on a delectable bevvy. Lucky for all of us, we have just the ticket: WINK! Weddings' fresh berry mint julep. An absolute must for your late summer weekend! And in case you missed it, last week she shared her Fig Manhattan (and it's most definitely a keeper).

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The Fig Manhattan

For those of us who like a classic cocktail but aren't afraid to shake it up a little, I present to you WINK! Weddings' fig manhattan. All the goodness of the traditional manhattan, with a delicious twist. Fig and thyme and bourbon are shaken up and the results are wow-worthy. With photos from onelove photography, you can peek at this...

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Grapefruit Tea Cocktail

Sadly, we've come to the end of the cocktail road with MR Bartending. But not all is lost, for we have not one, not two, but four delicious bevvy's to last you from now until fall. Today's version: a combination of grapefruit and ice tea. Refreshing. Unexpected. All around delicious. And in case you missed our others, you can find them all...

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10 Ways to Eat Watermelon

A few days ago, I headed out on my lunch break to pick up an iced coffee. Much to my dismay, it was absolutely freezing (and by freezing I mean so. not. summery). There was an undeniable crispness in the air that simply couldn't be denied. Fall is on it's way, and I'm just not ready. Lucky, there are still a few summer weeks left , and I plan on taking advantage (starting with all of these watermelon recipes): PS - ...

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Boozy Buttered Rum Ice Cream Floats

There is something about the way an old fashioned root beer float foams and bubbles that makes me feel like a kid again! These Boozy Buttered Rum Ice Cream Floats however are anything but kid friendly. A healthy dose of dark rum mixed with sweet salted caramel sauce and topped with lots of good old fashioned root beer makes this a tasty dessert and cocktail in one! And let’s face it, during the hot summer months, what grown-up kid at heart wouldn’t want to indulge in a boozy ice cream...

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Best Ever Sangria

Whenever I entertain, aside from the standard beer and wine, I love to create a signature cocktail. And my go-to summer time cocktail for any gathering is Sangria.  Brimming with fresh fruit Sangria is a gorgeous addition to any table, can easily be prepared the night before, and is always a crowd pleaser.  Cheers!  Truly, MKR  Photography: ...

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Hawaiian Blackberry Mojitos

Though I don't drink in abundance, I do enjoy an alcoholic beverage now and again - especially when they're paired with a lazy sun-filled day. And though I'm equipped with a handful of classic recipes in my back pocket, I know for certain that there's always room for more. Especially when Kylie Martin and ...

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Lime Fresca Cocktail

Is there anything more satisfying than a crisp, ice cold cocktail on a hot summers' day? We all know by now that MR Bartending has mastered the cocktail - I mean, one sip of this, or this and you'll want to be...

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Mint Watermelon Margarita

When summer rolls around I try to use my absolute favorite fruit, watermelon, in any and every way I can.  So the other night when tiring of my standard margarita and with a bowl full of fresh cut watermelon in the fridge I thought, "yes a watermelon margarita must happen."  And happen it did.  The sweetness of fresh watermelon juice combined with refreshing mint sprigs, tart lime, and tequila will have you sipping all summer long.  truly...

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Orange Fizz Cocktail

The awesome folks over at MR Bartending have agreed to share some of their top secret, absolutely delicious, total slam dunk summer cocktails. First on the menu is this delicious orange fizz baby. I assure you, you're going to want to take this one for a test drive. With photos from Charla Storey and styling by  ...

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Melon Mules + Giveaway

When it come to summer cocktail recipes, there are few drinks as refreshing as a Moscow Mule. Vodka, Ginger Beer and lime make a crisp and delightful combination hard to improve on...that was until I tasted a Melon Mule. This cocktail has all of the refreshing summer characteristics of the traditional Mule with a fruity twist! Muddle fresh cantaloupe and lime juice together with Melon flavored vodka...

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Peach Tequila Sunrise

When we posted O'Malley Photographer and Mayhar Design's pretty as a peach outdoor dinner party not long ago, people went NUTTY over this cocktail. As in, it totally exploded on...

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10 Drinks for Dad

If your dad is anything like mine, when it comes to his cocktail he believes in simplicity. He's all about a well made bevvy, but could care less about molecular gastronomy, over-the-top rims or involved simple syrups. He only has two requirements: cold and strong. Which is why, with Father's Day just a few short days away, I've taken the time to source some awesome recipes made just for dad.

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Cocktail Class + Shrub Syrup Recipe

Up until recently, I hadn't heard of shrub syrup. And then the darling Lauren Wells came into my life and taught me the error of my ways. Because, as it turns out, they infuse an instant hit of delicious into your every day bevvy. And we're about to take a peek at the loveliest cocktail class to date, with a bonus recipe from ...

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Fresh Summer Cocktails, 3-Ways

I can't think of anything better to cool off with on a summer evening than fresh, cold-pressed juice mixed with a dash of liquor! Sarah Dyles and Erin, Executive Chef at the Oxford Exchange, are sharing not one but three brilliant cocktail recipes inspired by Chef Erin's original cold-pressed juices. After looking at all the mouthwatering photos from ...

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Bahamian Sky Juice

Last week I hoped on a flight to soak up the sun and sip down some Bahamian Sky Juice at Atlantis, Paradise Island.  This, in my humble opinion, is a local treasure.  A mixture of sweet milk, coconut water, and a little ginny ginny gin over ice...well it doesn't get more refreshing than that.  So whether you're state...

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Spring Brunch + Grapefruit Campari Sorbet

We're midway through May at this point, and sadly I think it's just safe to say that winter is officially behind us. The trees are in bloom, the weather significantly less crisp, and beautiful, timeless, elegant spring inspired brunches are aplenty. From Sarah Drake Design to Julia Franzosa, there's a whole lot more fresh lovely...

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Mother’s Day Champagne Sorbet Floats

Mother's Day is a day best spent celebrating the women in our lives that we love most! Today I'm sharing a simple cocktail idea that takes virtually no time to prep and leaves more time for family. In fact almost all of the prep work for these Mother's Day Champagne Sorbet Floats can be done ahead of time! Stock up on Mom's favorite sorbet flavors, I personally like raspberry and mango, but chocolate sorbet...

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The Ultimate Margarita Round-Up

We're all friends here, right? Which means you won't judge me when I confess that I'm somewhat of a margarita junkie. Shaken, stired, blended... I don't discriminate. And seeing as it's Cinco de Mayo and all, it only seemed fair to pull together a margarita bar of sorts. From cajun spiced to perfectly nice, here are just a handful of my very favourite versions. Cheers, friends!

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