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Cocktail Crafty

 

 
 
Rethinking the Gin & Tonic

If you're still drinking your Gin & Tonic in a highball glass, it may be time for an upgrade.

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Dead of Summer (Meurto de Verano)

When I think summer, I think backyard barbeques. And what's a barbeque without corn on the cobb? Whilst brainstorming a corn cocktail I immediately thought to use Mezcal. I'm sure it'd also be great with Tequila, but I really wanted to utilize the smokiness of Mezcal. 

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Milk Washed Last Word ("A Mother's Word")

A while back I decided to play around with freezing edible flowers under ice. You've probably seen this on the web and Instagram, but I had never done this myself.  I created my floral ice balls by placing edible flowers in an ice ball mold, then filling the mold with water. The results were so beautiful I couldn't wait to add my flower ice ball to a cocktail. But what cocktail?

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Cocktails on a Budget

I recently ran into an Instagram follower who made the comment “I wish I had the money to make the cocktails you make.” Let me let you in on a little secret of mine. I’m a low budget boozer.

Cocktails can be expensive! It’s part of the reason I don’t go out as much as when I first started. When I make cocktails at home, I try to stick to a few budget saving rules:

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Nikki G. Davidson
Whiskey and I are on a Break

This post is sponsored by Bacardi Añejo Cuatro. The thoughts and recipe are my own.

I’ve always thought of myself as a whiskey girl. I've never been shy about it. But I feel that it's time for me to start seeing other spirits. And I’m starting with Rum.

I admit that I've never truly given rum a chance. In the past, whenever I’ve thought to make a rum cocktail my mind immediately went to a mojito or daiquiri. But I’ve decided that if I’m going to truly accept Rum into my life, I need to break with tradition. 

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