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Spicy Avocado Margarita

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We’re starting to put together our Halloween crafts this weekend and one of the things we considered doing was making gourds out of avocado skins. Guess what? It didn’t work…AT ALL. What worked was a new margarita recipe we’ve been wanting to put together for a while — a spicy avocado margarita! If it sounds and looks weird, don’t worry because it’s delicious. Here’s the recipe: Read more →

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Bourbon Gingerade

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We’re spending the weekend in Washington, DC and it’s been an amazing time. It’s not just a gorgeous city, but it’s also very walkable and there are tons to experience.  After spending a few hours walking around, we were ready for a refreshing drink and came up with this very delicious cocktail. It’s our version of a bourbon Mojito, I guess, but we actually like this one better! Here’s the recipe: Read more →

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Blueberry Gin and Tonic

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We’ve been spending most of the weekend cleaning the house and fixing things that needed our attention now that Spring is here. With so many things to do we didn’t have time to come up with a new drink. Instead, we just gave an old favorite a twist. We made a Blueberry Gin and Tonic using just a dash of tart blueberry juice. It turned out to be just the right cocktail for the busy weekend! Here is the recipe: Read more →

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Pisco Sour

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I’ve been on a Pisco kick lately. Remember the Pisco sangria we made last week? Well after seeing it, many of our friends clamored for a Pisco Sour recipe. The Pisco Sour is the most famous drink you’ve never heard of. It’s amazingly good. It’s a classic, right up there with the Martini, Margarita and Manhattan. And if you’re making Pisco Sours, you might as well make some Ceviche. We made two kinds this afternoon, scallop and halibut. It’s the perfect Peruvian afternoon, except that we’re in New Jersey. Here’s the recipe: Read more →

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Peruvian Pisco Sangria

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For a while now, we’ve been hoping to make a cocktail featuring Peruvian Pisco. Not many people in the U.S. know about this brandy made from grapes grown in the Pisco region of Peru. That’s all about to change. It’s now available in most large stores and it’s really delicious. Pisco is perfect for sours (the Pisco Sour is the Peruvian national cocktail) and sangrias. We’re making one of the latter ones this weekend, and it turned out to be amazing and simple. Here’s the recipe… Read more →

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Banana Cream Cocktail

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Ever since our friends at The Communal Pantry posted their amazing recipe for Banana Cream Pie earlier this week, we’ve been craving it. We even went out looking for it (we’re not big on making dessert at home.) Luckily, we didn’t find any. But with the crave still in us, we decided to do the next best thing…come up with a cocktail that would taste just like it. Now, it’s certainly not as good as the pie would be, but it has all the deliciousness the dessert does…and we can definitely have a second helping without the guilt and all of the pleasure! Here’s the recipe: Read more →

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Spicy Mango Carrot Margarita

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We’re already planning for the spring season at Our Crafty Home. In addition to several new garden projects, we’re also planning a few Easter crafts. One of our ideas actually involved a wreath made out of real carrots…who knows if we’ll do it (we really don’t want those pesky squirrels to make off with it!), but just thinking about this wreath made us crave carrots. Instead of heading to the fridge and snacking on a few carrots, we decided to get carrot juice and make one of our favorite cocktails…a margarita! We found a delicious blend from Ralph & Charlie’s made with mango juice, which only added more goodness to the drink. To give it a kick (in addition to the generous amount of Corzo tequila), we added ALOT of cayenne pepper. Here’s the recipe: Read more →

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Downton Lady

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Who isn’t addicted to Downton Abbey? We have been searching for an appropriate cocktail that is reflective of the time, but we realized that most cocktails did not really come of age until the American prohibition (talk about being crafty!) However, we recently came across a gin and Cointreau cocktail that was invented in London around the time of the Great War. It was too perfect to pass up and we’re renaming it the Downton Lady, and making it for tonight’s episode (and probably for next week’s Season 2 finale too!) Here’s the recipe: Read more →

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Key Lime Pie Margarita

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It’s the day before the NEW JERSEY Giants play on Super Bowl XLVI and we’re trying to finish up this week’s project today so that we don’t miss a single second of the game tomorrow. We were craving something sweet and tart, so we decided to do a very unusual experiment with our cocktail this week…use yogurt instead of one of the traditional mixers. We were a little afraid because we didn’t know how the yogurt would hold up to the tequila, but the flavor that we picked was perfect. The drink was every bit as delicious as a real Key Lime Pie, but also very light and smooth. Here’s the recipe: Read more →

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Cucumber Pear Martini

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It’s been a very warm winter here in the Northeast. The last couple of days have been sunny, unseasonably mild and the air was giving off just a hint of spring…what a tease! This weekend we couldn’t resist making a drink that would remind us of the warmer weather. We decided to doctor the traditional gin martini to have just a hint of refreshing fruit flavor, without any of the sweetness. The result is a beautiful, refreshing, but also very grown-up martini that warms up the tummy for the season but reminds us that spring is only eight weeks away! Here’s the recipe: Read more →

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