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Libations & Tipples

Top Shelf Egg Nog

by Laura 21 December 2011
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This egg nog combines excellent orange liqueur, brandy, and dark rum with egg-enriched heavy cream and whole milk. Share This: Recommend on FacebookShare on PinterestShare with StumblersTweet about itEmail a friend

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Nectarine Lemon Balm Tipple

by Laura 23 July 2011
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We are in the throes of quite a peculiar summer: cold nearly ‘til July, and wet, relentlessly wet.  And now steamy—literally.   This morning I can see nothing from the windows of the house, save through the trickles, as it is wrapped in a dense and ghostlike condensation.  They say that according to the heat index [...]

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Rhubarb Cordial

by Laura 19 May 2011
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Definitions for cordials seem rather contradictory.  Dictionary dot com defines one as “a strong, sweetened, aromatic alcoholic liquor or liqueur;” others describe a sweet, nonalcoholic fruit concentrate.  My favorite definition comes from Merriam Webster: “tending to revive, cheer or invigorate,” and is associated with cordial waters.  It seems the most fitting for this rhubarb cordial.  [...]

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Orange Flower Water Margarita

by Laura 3 February 2011
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Early this morning my Dear Husband and I were listening to A Good Noise on He doesn’t usually share my (ahem, excellent) taste in music, but even he was dancing around, coffee in hand. I was poking through the refrigerator and contemplating the bits and bobs, remnants of recipes past. I think it was [...]

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