Vampire’s Kiss

Vampire's Kiss

  I still can't get over Halloween, so I'm going to keep posting my spooky drinks. This one uses my delicious Blackberry Liqueur and grenadine, and between those two ingredients and the cranberry juice, it's a luscious red color. It's also nice and tart, which I appreciate. If you feel like serving it for a fall feast, I won't quibble. I'll just keep the Halloween flow going a little longer. Food pairing: All Day I…

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Corpse Reviver #2

Corpse Reviver #2

Have I mentioned how much I love Halloween? Only about 637 times, but I'm going to mention it again. I LOVE Halloween. Don't get me wrong; I can't even peek at a horror movie unless it's at least 50 years old and very gentle. But I enjoy the slightly spooky and mysterious vibe, the dressing up, and of course the cocktails.This one is a classic and involves one of my favorite spirits, gin. It's easy…

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Dracula

Dracula

  I can't tell you how much I enjoy Halloween! It's probably my favorite time of the year, so I will be focusing on Halloween cocktails for a while. This one is from the excellent people at Copper Cat Distillery in Woodinville, WA. Brandy is the focus here, but you will really notice the pomegranate flavor from my Sugar-Free Grenadine. It's rich and just a little bit tart, which is also fantastic for fall.Recipe pairing:…

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Gin Bramble

Gin Bramble

  This is a great late-summer or early-fall cocktail using gin, one of my favorite types of liquor. It also uses my beloved low-carb Créme de Mûre Blackberry Liqueur, which is very easy to make and really cuts down on the carb count. It's delicious, low-carb, AND decorative, so what could be better? Food pairing: Keto Crab Cakes from All Day I Dream About Food

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Créme de Mûre Blackberry Liqueur

Créme de Mûre Blackberry Liqueur

  In the beautiful Pacific Northwest, we get wild blackberries running free in the summer. You can literally walk down the trails and pick a peck if you can remember to bring a basket. Well, that didn't happen this summer, so I bought some at the grocery store and resolved to put them to good use. This low-carb blackberry liqueur was the result, and it worked so well I would drink it straight. Barring that,…

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Cape Codder

Cape Codder

As we transition into fall, I still have some Diet cranberry juice in the fridge. Let's use it up! This cocktail is so simple; it only has two ingredients and takes just a couple of minutes to prepare. The optional garnish also takes minimal effort. The flavors here are very simple, but don't leave out that squeeze of lime at the end! It really perks things up. This is a lovely tribute to Cape Cod…

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