Serrano White Sangria

28 July 2013

1 small carton of raspberries 1 small carton of strawberries, chopped 2 peaches, chopped 1 lime, sliced 2 apples (I used braeburn) 1 serrano pepper, sliced 1 bottle of dry white wine 1/2 cup of white grape juice 1/4 cup of honey 1 can of club soda 1. Layer all the fruits in a pitcher, […]

Rhubarb Sour (with a hint of strawberry)

3 June 2013

Ok, people…it has been over a year since I’ve posted a real blog post, but I have experienced something that just has to be shared: the Rhubarb Sour. Now, let’s be clear…I have yet to FULLY experience this out-of-this-world-fill-me-up-again cocktail, but the magnificent elixir just might have touched my lips for a sip or two, […]

Blackberry Lime Martini

15 August 2011

      1/2 cup blackberry vodka 1/4 vodka 3/4 to 1 cup limeade (I used Simply Lime) Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice (add more limeade if necessary). Shake vigorously. Pour into glasses and serve.

Pineapple Martini

14 August 2011

  1/4 cup DPF Pineapple Vodka (or your own infused pineapple vodka) 1/4 cup orange juice splash of pure cranberry juice Combine all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker.  Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.

Chai Vodka

12 August 2011

Personally, I like making my Chai Vodka from scratch…but I’m not so sure I want to let that secret recipe out…so…here’s a way you can make your own that’ll be similarly tasty while I still keep my concoction under wraps: Add 2 of your favorite Chai Tea bags to 8 oz. of decent vodka.  Let […]

Blackberry Sangria

9 August 2011

4 cups blackberries, divided 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups water 2 bottles of white wine 1 cup DPF blackberry flavored vodka (or plain cognac, if necessary) 3 cups sliced peaches 2 limes, sliced 1/4 cup cranberry juice 1. In a medium non-reactive saucepan over medium high heat, combine 2 cups blackberries with sugar, water […]

Blueberry Martini

8 August 2011

1/4 cup DPF Blueberry Vodka 1/4 cup cranberry juice (I like to use the tart, pure cranberry juice…but it’s TART) splash of lemon juice 1 tbs. honey Add about 1 cup ice to a cocktail shaker, and top with all ingredients.  Shake vigorously, and strain into martini glasses.  Garnish with speared blueberries if desired!

Chai Latte Martini

1 August 2011

  3/4 cup Chai Vodka 1/2 cup soy milk (or regular milk) 1/8 – 1/4 cup Honey (to taste) freshly grated nutmeg, for topping chocolate shavings, for topping cinnamon sticks Fill cocktail shaker with ice, add vodka, milk, and honey. Shake vigorously, then pour into martini glasses. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings and nutmeg, and add […]


23 December 2009

This is ridiculously yummy, and gets you right into the holiday spirit.  4 cups fresh cranberries 1 bottle cranberry juice 9 whole allspice berries 5 cinnamon sticks 9 whole cloves 1 cup sugar 1. Place cranberries, cranberry juice, 5 allspice berries, 3 cinnamon sticks, 5 cloves and 1 cup sugar in a large pot, and bring […]


23 December 2009

6 cups apple cider (make your own with my recipe if you want, but don’t use plain apple juice)1/4 cup maple syrup (the real kind)2 – 3 cinnamon sticks6 whole cloves6 whole allspice berries1 orange peel, cut into strips1 lemon peel, cut into strips1 – 2 cups whiskey or rum, to taste (I use 1 […]