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Bloody Mary

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We are huge fans of the Bloody Mary…it’s our all-time favorite brunch drink! However, every time we ordered it or buy a cocktail mix, we felt totally bloated and full after the drink. We figured out that it was all the sodium and salt in the mixes. Well…why not make the mix ourselves, right? Our homemade version is spicy, low-calorie and totally satisfying.

Makes two cocktails

  • 8 oz of low sodium V8
  • 6 oz of Kanon Organic Vodka
  • Juice of a lemon, and a couple of wedges for garnish
  • 1 tbsp of horseradish (hot)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Splash of Worcestershire sauce (not too much!)
  • Celery stalks for garnish
  • Salt and pepper

Easiest thing to do to get the seasoning right is to mix all of the ingredients together, except the vodka. Taste the mix and make sure it has the right amount of heat and tartness. The V8 is low sodium, so it may need a few dashes of salt. But add salt  at the very end since the Worcestershire is very salty and may not need it at all. Pour the vodka over ice, top off the drink with the V8 mix, and stir well. Garnish with the celery and lemon wedges. Trust us, you’ll love this version…and there won’t be any need for Tums!

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Blood Orange Sangria

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Yes, we’re obsessed with sangria! It’s the perfect summer party drink and there are endless variations that you can do by combining any type of fruit juice or soda with sparkling wine.  This blood orange version is dry, not too sweet, but certainly refreshing. Here’s the recipe:

Makes one pitcher:

  • Two bottles of Spanish Cava (or your favorite sparkling wine)
  • One bottle (1 liter) of Blood Orange-flavored French soda
  • One cup of Triple Sec
  • Orange and lime slices for garnish

Pour all the ingredients into a pitcher (be careful of the wine and soda foaming up the vessel!) and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Serve over ice and garnish with the orange and lime slices. Salud!

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A Spider in Our Halloween Wreath

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So on Saturday afternoon, we were relaxing with a glass of wine, when all of a sudden, horror struck! We totally forgot to decorate for Halloween…yes, we REALLY did forget to do anything!  AHHHHHH!

So, Brent channeled back to his elementary school teacher days and came up with a really simple way to make a Halloween wreath…with newspapers, spray paint and wire hangers! Oh the (gay) humanity . . . Read more →

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