Grasshopper

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  I was de-carbing Crème de Menthe and Crème de Cacao, so of course I had to try a classic Grasshopper. It’s a great option for holiday celebrations! The taste of this Grasshopper is appealingly light, not cloyingly sweet like the original. I found it perky and refreshing, and I hope you do, too.  Food pairing: Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Headbanger’s Kitchen.

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Rosé Cooler

Rose Cooler

I love the idea of this rosé cocktail for spring and summer. You could serve it with seafood, egg dishes, salads, or maybe some spicy Mexican, Thai, or Indian food. It's not too sweet and has that savory aroma of thyme, so it's very versatile. I picture sitting outside with a glass of this one, absorbing some much-needed sun and listening to Yacht Rock while the robins chirp. Santé, my friends!Food pairing: All Day I…

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Spiked Iced Coffee

Spiked Iced Coffee

Here’s a boozy alternative to your run-of-the-mill iced coffee. It’s gorgeous and refreshing…and the cream ups the fat ante for you Keto folks. This would be a great brunch drink in lieu of your standard Bloody Mary. If you prefer, you can swap out the spiced rum for the aged rum of your choice, or even a Gold. I won’t even complain if you want to use 151.  Food pairing: Ruled.Me’s Mini Keto Pancake Donuts…and do…

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Bushwacker

Bushwacker

  A few years back, I visited Nashville for a work conference. I was lucky enough to have my husband join me, and in the evenings, we would go out on the town for hot chicken and barbecue and Bushwackers. My friends, if you haven’t tried a Bushwacker it’s fundamentally an alcoholic Wendy’s Frosty (TM). What could possibly be wrong with that…except that the original is full of sugar?  So, I adapted a recipe I found…

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Pink Lady

Pink Lady

    I came across a recipe for sugar-free grenadine (the link to the recipe is below) and wanted to give it a try in one of my low-carb cocktails. Commercially available grenadine tends to be chock-full of sugar, so I wanted to see how it would taste with a sugar substitute. Grenadine is fundamentally a pomegranate syrup. It's used in the famous Shirley Temple and a whole raft load of classic and contemporary cocktails.I…

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French 75

French 75

The French 75 is named for a gun used by the French in World War I. It certainly does pack a wallop, but don't let the warlike name fool you. This is pure refreshment, and it's perfect for those brunchy moments we all enjoy so much. It's not clear whether the first French 75 was made using cognac or gin, but since I am such a gin lover that's what you're getting from me. If…

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