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Pumpkin Pie Martini With Graham Cracker Rim

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

This is definitely a dessert cocktail that is not intended for the dieter. One per person should suffice for an indulgent after dinner cocktail to highlight a festive meal. PUMPKIN PIE MARTINI Ingredients: 1 graham cracker, crushed 1 tablespoon honey 1/3 cup milk 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree 1-1/2 oz.  vanilla flavored vodka 1-1/2 oz. creme de cacao 1 pinch pumpkin …

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Bottled vs Canned Beer: Passion or Poison?

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

For years I avoided canned beer: most likely because I’ve never been a fan of American beer brands such as Coors, Bud, etc. My beer taste buds evolved while drinking good old-fashioned Corona, Tecate and the original and most marvelous Dos (and Triple) Equis in Mexico during the 70s. I got high in the West Indies with a little help …

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Old Fashioned Never Fades: Just Make it Maple

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

There’s nothing like a good old fashioned Old Fashion. In the spirit of autumn leaves substitute the traditional sugar with a couple teaspoons of maple syrup. You won’t regret it. (I personally prefer syrup over sugar anytime of the year) Maple Bourbon Old-Fashioned Ingredients: 2 oz bourbon 2 tsp maple syrup 1 tsp water 1 dash bitters 1 orange peel …

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It’s That Thyme of Year for Bourbon & Maple Syrup

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

It’s that thyme of the year to get creative with fragrant herbs and spices and of course whiskeys, bourbons and brandies. For the bourbon purist here’s a delightfully simple autumn cocktail. Thyme Will Tell COURTESY OF THE SEA FIRE GRILL Recipe: 2 oz bourbon .5 oz maple syrup .5 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice Thyme Directions: Muddle thyme then combine …

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Blackberry Gin Cocktail: Super Summer Sipper

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

Fresh mint, blackberries and cucumber make this cocktail a summer delight. Garnish the cocktail glasses with cucumber, blackberries, lime wedges, and mint sprigs. You can use gin or vodka-whichever pleases you and your guests. This recipe makes five cups. Blackberry Gin Cocktail   Ingredients 1 (0.75-oz.) package fresh mint sprigs 12 (1/4-inch-thick) cucumber slices 2 (6-oz.) packages fresh blackberries 3/4 cup fresh lime …

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Sip A French 75 For A Sparkly Cocktail

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

It’s believed  this drink was devised by American soldiers in World War I who were homesick for a good ole Tom Collins.  Gin and lemons were available but not so with the soda. What was available in abundance was Champagne. The result of their creative cocktail-ery was a sparkling and refreshing indulgence named after the French-made 75-millimeter guns used during the war. FRENCH …