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Sit by the fire and enjoy all the tastes of Christmas in this holiday martini made with bourbon, amaretto, and vanilla clove syrup.

Christmas in a Glass – A Holiday Martini

Sit by a roaring fire and enjoy all the tastes of Christmas in one delightful holiday martini. I love to drop in for drinks at the Red Stag Grill in the Grand Bohemian Hotel.  It is one of my favorite bars in Asheville.  The ambience is delightfully rustic with the feel of a European hunting …

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Wow Thanksgiving guests with a maple bourbon cocktail garnished with candied bacon

Maple Bourbon Cocktail with Candied Bacon

The perfect Thanksgiving cocktail to serve your guests – a Maple Bourbon Cocktail with Candied Bacon! You read that right – candied bacon! Oh my! This is a decadent cocktail full of fall flavor yet easy to make. I recommend serving one signature cocktail that emphasizes the holiday.  This year I’ll be serving maple bourbon …

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Rhubarb Apple Sangria with Ginger made with red wine and a shrub. Great fall cocktail.

Rhubarb Apple Sangria with Ginger

Who doesn’t love sangria? I don’t know a single person, and what’s not to love?  It’s tangy, sweet, and fruity.  Plus, sangria is so versatile, and it pairs well with any occasion by the pool or in front of the fire. Today, I’m sharing with you my recipe for rhubarb apple sangria made with red …

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A Fizzy Mulled Pear - this cocktail tastes like fall in a glass. You'll love this fall drink over ice with a splash of ginger ale just use your favorite whiskey or bourbon. Get the recipe on Pender & Peony

A Fizzy Mulled Pear: The Perfect Early Fall Cocktail

I’ve got the perfect early fall cocktail for you – a Fizzy Mulled Pear!  I picked up this Williams-Sonoma Cocktail Mixer the other week, and it is supposed to be served hot.  Unfortunately, the temperatures are simply too high here in Tennessee to even think of that yet.  But I just had to try it, …

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Blush & Bashful: Champagne Cocktail

The Blush & Bashful: Champagne Cocktail with Raspberry and St-Germain

“My colors are blush and bashful.” “Her colors are pink and pink.” I know you get this reference! Here is a champagne cocktail Shelby would approve in her two favorite colors of blush and bashful with St-Germain and raspberry jelly — that’s right raspberry jelly.  This one is for all you Steel Magnolias out there! …

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