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Beverage Recipes

Feeling thirsty? One of these beverage recipes is bound to quench your thirst. Cherry Berry Vodka Lemonade is the perfect cocktail recipe for hot summer days, while Mulling Spices for Apple Cider will warm up those cool fall and winter nights. I’ve got non-alcoholic drink recipes too, like Southern Sweet Tea and Homemade Pink Lemonade.

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Mint Julep + VIDEO

No other cocktail is more synonymous with the South than a classic mint julep. Learn how to make this easy cocktail for yourself right at home. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. It’s probably the one […]

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How to Make Simple Syrup + VIDEO

Every home cook should know how to make simple syrup at home. With only two ingredients, the process is “simple” and the uses are endless. I was astonished recently while perusing the cocktail aisle of my grocery store. There sitting between the Agnostura bitters and the grenadine was a small […]

two bourbon Sazeracs with a tumbler and bottles of spirits in the background

Bourbon Sazerac

The Sazerac is the official cocktail of New Orleans. Usually made with rye whiskey, a bourbon Sazerac combines bourbon, absinthe and bitters. It may surprise you that the Hurricane isn’t the official cocktail of New Orleans. It’s the Sazerac. Known known as America’s oldest cocktail, its origins predate the Civil […]

hand garnishing a Ramos gin fizz with a lemon slice

Ramos Gin Fizz

You don’t have to travel to New Orleans to enjoy a Ramos Gin Fizz. This creamy, frothy cocktail from the Big Easy can be made at home — without the 12 minute shake time. A few years ago, Hilton Garden Inn ran a commercial in which actress Judy Greer sits […]

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Hurricane Cocktail

The Hurricane cocktail is one of New Orleans most popular signature drinks. Rum, passion fruit juice, lime juice and grenadine give this rose-colored drink a tropical flavor. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. I’m proud to […]