Posts Tagged ‘Cocktail Recipe’

Cranberry Margaritas


I had the pleasure of leading a cooking lesson for a FABULOUS group of ladies this week. We made a full dinner but the star of the night was the Cranberry Margaritas. Crisp, tart and not too sweet, this cocktail will be the star of your holiday season. The color alone is swoon worthy.

Cranberry Margarita

Cranberry Margaritas

serves 1


Cranberry Juice (NOT the unsweetened kind)

Fresh Lime Juice

Fresh Orange Juice

Tequila (we used Patron Silver)

Fine Pink Sea Salt

Whole Cranberries



For each cocktail, combine ½ oz. lime juice (1/2 a lime), 1 oz. orange juice, 1½ oz. tequila, and 2 Tbsp. cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Cover and shake about 30 seconds. Strain into a glass garnished with pink salt and full of ice. Top with whole cranberries for garnish.




Double Cider Bourbon Punch

Photo by Bridget Pizzo

Photo by Bridget Pizzo

Inspired by a punch made by my gal pal La Femme Epicure, I combined a few of my favorite things into a large drink dispenser and served it with a side of ice. Festive fall happiness in a glass.

Photo by Bridget Pizzo

Photo by Bridget Pizzo

Double Cider Bourbon Punch

Serves 10

2 Quarts Spiced Apple Cider

375 ml. Bottle of Bourbon (1/2 a bottle)

1 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

1 Bottle Sparkling Water

24 ozs Hard Apple Cider (we like Strongbow, Crispin and Angry Orchard Dry)

3-5 mini apples and whole cloves for studding (optional garnish)

Fresh Ice for Serving

Mix the spiced apple cider, bourbon and lemon juice and chill well. Stud a few mini apples with whole cloves and plop into the cider mixture to seep. Just before serving add the fizzy elements, sparkling water and cider. Mix well and serve over ice!




 Photos by Bridget Pizzo







Sunsets & Satsuma Sours


Last Saturday Drew and I wrapped up our chores for the day just as the sun was setting out our living room window. On a whim I squeezed some satsuma tangerines for Satsuma Bourbon Sours to match the citrus streaked sky.

Dining room sunset

Satsumas at Sunset

Satsuma Sours

Satsuma Sour in Glass


January Sunset

Satsuma Bourbon Sour

serves 2

4 oz freshly squeezed Satsuma or tangerine juice

1 oz meyer lemon juice

2 oz Bourbon

splash of Clementine soda

Shake over ice in a martini shaker and serve chilled. Sunset not required.