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17 December, 2014

Frosty’s Chocolate Orange Martini

Frosty’s Chocolate Orange Martini
Posted in : Cocktail Recipes on by : becca
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Last week, I stumbled across this old familiar Christmas friend at the Trader Joe’s checkout line. And it reminded me that I’d made a prize-winning cocktail inspired by the chocolate orange just two holiday seasons ago. That was me enjoying the spoils of my victory. Frankly, I’m sure anyone could have won with this as
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21 November, 2013

A Pair of Pisco Tinctures

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I have a pair of cocktails to share with you today. Each features the trio of pisco, orange, and a Royal Rose simple syrup. As you may recall, Royal Rose sent me a sampler of their organic, small-batch syrups a while back (meaning it was free!). I’ve been slowly sharing new cocktail recipes that feature
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17 October, 2013

TOPO Piedmont Gin

Comments : 2 Posted in : Cocktail Recipes, Gin, Spirits on by : becca
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TOPO Piedmont Gin Chapel Hill, NC ABV 46% I have mentioned this gin before on this blog, when I took a tour of the distillery. But this is the first TOPO spirit I’ve had my hands on a bottle of and thanks go to Esteban, TOPO’s spirit guide, for the parting gift at my farewell
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26 December, 2012

Cilantro Jalapeno Margarita

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC, Tequila on by : becca
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Cilantro Jalapeno Margarita Calavera (my restaurant review) Downtown Raleigh $8 I have been dying to try the tequila cocktails at Calavera. They plain sound amazing, and it’s hard to go wrong with me, tequila, and something spicy. So ordering the cilantro jalapeno margarita was basically a foregone conclusion. I’ve tried a million varieties on it
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24 December, 2012

Nonfiction Bragging: Guest Post for the LoMo Market

Posted in : Announcements, Beverage, Cocktail Recipes, Product Reviews, Writing on by : becca
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Nonfiction Bragging: Guest Post for the LoMo Market A few weeks back, I did some cocktail experimentation for the LoMo Market, and I didn’t have the chance until now to link you all to the post on it. It was a lot of fun, and I love when I get the chance to prove I’ve
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25 May, 2012

Firefly Mango Palmer (Alivia’s Durham Bistro, Durham)

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : becca
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Firefly Mango Palmer Alivia’s Durham Bistro (Restaurant Review) Brightleaf, Durham   My delight in this drink takes me by surprise. It is made with Firefly sweet tea vodka, sour mix, simple syrup, and Malibu mango rum. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you already know why the Firefly Mango Palmer was more
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18 May, 2012

North Carolina Sour at Foundation

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC on by : becca
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North Carolina Sour Foundation (Past Reviews) Downtown Raleigh $10 What a lovely drink to look at! The picture doesn’t do the contrasting colors justice. The North Carolina Sour is a pretty one with its bottom half orange from the combination of Carriage House apple brandy and lemon and the top half full of McRitchie Ring
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8 April, 2011

Tingletini @ Rockfish *CLOSED*

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC, Vodka on by : becca
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Tingletini @ Rockfish Southpoint, Durham Website The tingletini is made with passion fruit vodka, simple syrup, lime juice, and jalapeno peppers. Guess you know the tingle comes from that last ingredient, huh? The presentation for this cocktail is beautiful. I especially like how the crossed straws mimic the crossed jalapeno slivers. It’s almost clear, but
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