Beverages

Grilled Lemon Cherry Drop Martini

July 10, 2014
Grilled Lemon Cherry Drop Martini | Magnolia Days

Fire up the grill because it’s martini time! Are you a little surprised by that statement? Honestly, I would have been too. Grilling is something I never thought would be a part of a cocktail. The adventurous path of cooking took me to a whole new place. Now that I’ve visited it, I know I’ll […]

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Blood Orange Pineapple Rum Cocktail

January 30, 2014
Blood Orange Pineapple Rum Cocktail | Magnolia Days

It started with swizzle sticks. Actually, it was when a package arrived full of goodies. The box cutter sliced through the packaging to reveal the assortment inside. Excitement set in as each item is lifted out of the box. New inspiration was found and old memories were ignited. Thoughts went back to a vacation in […]

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Sparkling Pomegranate Pinot Punch for #SundaySupper

January 26, 2014
Sparkling Pomegranate Pinot Punch | Magnolia Days

You exit the kitchen and head to the den. You stop to look for a place to sit. It’s packed with friends and family cheering on their favorite team. The walls almost shake with loud bursts of happiness and disappointment. Arms are raised in joy and heads hang with sadness. Friendly banter goes back and […]

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Apricot Fizz for #SundaySupper

December 29, 2013
Apricot Fizz | Magnolia Days

Thousands of tiny bubbles are rising to the surface. Each one is a perfect round ball reflecting images from outside the glass. Some bubbles burst as they hit the surface and others stay to float around the top. The moments of our life are like those glistening spheres. We have thousands of moments within a […]

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Apricardamom – Homemade Apricot Cardamom Liqueur

December 26, 2013
Apricardamom - Homemade Apricot Cardamom Liqueur

Loved ones are gathering for a celebration. They are greeted with hugs and smiles as they arrive. The bar is set with an assortment of libations. You know it’s a special time when you see liqueurs line up next to the usual bottles of wine, liquor, and mixers. You glance at the flavors and see […]

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Liquid Gold Cocktail

November 7, 2013
Liquid Gold Cocktail | Magnolia Days

Old man winter is knocking at the door. Outside he is sending a chilly breeze and cooling down the night air. Colorful leaves are falling from trees and blanketing the ground. Landscape maintenance changes from mowing grass to gathering leaves. After a day sprucing up the yard, relaxing with a beverage is in order. Sipping […]

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Thai Iced Tea

October 29, 2013
Thai Iced Tea | Magnolia Days

Sweet tea is prevalent in the South. There are thousands of gallons of it consumed on a daily basis. Some make it with a pinch of baking soda which turns it dark brown similar in color to molasses. It is no surprise to sip on a glass so sweet it is reminiscent of maple syrup […]

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Vampire Delight Martini

October 22, 2013
Vampire Delight Martini | Magnolia Days

He planned the decoration for a while. Branches and leaves were cut and gathered to create a woodsy scene. He placed them around an aluminum wash tub filled with red-colored water. A light was hung to shine down on the tub. The setup was next to the steps leading up to the door. Right before […]

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Classic Gibson Martini

September 19, 2013
Gibson Martini | Magnolia Days

The past few mornings arrived with a little coolness. Mother Nature is hinting to the crisp Autumn days ahead. Cooler temperatures will spark cravings for hearty, soul warming meals. Those savory foods are often ones of comfort and are accompanied with beverages reflecting the season. Fruity, sweet, and light gets replaced with sour, spicy, smoky, […]

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Berry Orange Martini

September 12, 2013
Berry Orange Martini | Magnolia Days

Summer is fast approaching an end. Soon fresh berries at the farmers market will be replaced with winter squash. It’s hard to imagine because the sunshine and heat finally kicked in last week. This summer has been so cool and wet. After weeks of below normal conditions, temperatures were back in range of being in […]

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