Strawberry Margarita


I was never a fan of blended drinks until I got a Vitamix and a fridge with an ice maker – now it’s margarita mayhem at my house come the weekend! It’s super hot today so needed something extra refreshing – these hit the spot!

1 1/2 lb frozen strawberries
8 oz tequila
4 oz lime juice
2 oz grand marnier
1/8 teaspoon fine salt
3 c ice

Place all of the ingredients except the ice in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Add the ice, pushing it to the bottom of the pitcher, and blend on high until smooth. Serve immediately.

Poets Dream Cocktail


Another keeper from Imbibe magazine.

2 oz. gin
3/4 oz dry vermouth
1/4 oz. Bénédictine
2 dash orange bitters
Garnish: lemon twist

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with ice cubes. Strain and garnish.

The Opening Act Cocktail


The first week back after the holidays calls for a Friday night cocktail! This one has two of my favorite ingredients, ginger liquor and Campari! Light and refreshing – the perfect opening act to the weekend.

2 oz domain canton
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz lime juice
Dash orange bitters

Combine in all ingredients in a colins glass, stir, add ice and top with seltzer and a lime wedge.

Serves 1.



It’s been awhile since we have had cocktails- lets face a hangover & toddler party is a recipe for disaster. This is an amazing little cocktail!

1½ parts St-Germain
1½ parts Pear Vodka
½ part freshly squeezed lime juice
1 dash Angostura bitters

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a sprinkle nutmeg.