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Cucumber Pear Martini

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Cucumber Pear Martini

It’s been a very warm winter here in DC (well for us anyway). The last few 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 two weeks away! Here’s the recipe: Read more →

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Peppermint Martini

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More often than not, the best cocktails are made from just a couple of ingredients. We’re getting tired of seeing insanely complicated cocktails on restaurant menus. Sure, they are delicious but who wants to wait 15 minutes for the poor bartender to muddle and mix 10 different ingredients. We’ve also noticed that a lot of them are high on sugar. Enter the Peppermint Martini, which is not only perfect for the holiday season, but it’s also super simple to make  . . . and it has only two ingredients. Here’s how we made it: Read more →

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Maple Sazerac

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Purists will scoff at our Sazerac recipe, but we really like it. Instead of Herbsaint, we use Sambuca and instead of simple syrup, we pour in a generous amount of maple syrup. The result is a simple but robust drink that will knock you out. Enjoy!

Makes 2 cocktails

  • 6 oz of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon
  • 2 oz of Grade B maple syrup
  • Splash of Sambuca
  • Peychaud’s Bitters
  • Lemon twists

Pour the bourbon, maple syrup and the Peychaud’s Bitter into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Before serving, add a splash of Sambuca to each cocktail glass, swirl it around and discard. Pour the shaker into the glasses and garnish with a lemon twist.

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Picture Perfect Pups!

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Hopefully by now, you’ve all seen the picture of our mischievous pups on their new bed! We were very excited that they stayed together long enough for us to get that shot (and it only took 5 takes!).

These moments don’t come along that often, so we wanted to frame the picture.  We’ve always found that it’s expensive to have your photos framed, and we are never able to find fun and interesting frames that we liked enough to buy.

I thought of the excess chenille fabric from the bed, and Brent knew of a piece of 1 x 4 in the basement.  Of course, for us, those two things just spell a beautiful upholstered picture frame! (Brent, all of the sudden, feels like he’s in a Judy Garland and Andy Rooney movie? I don’t know what this means…) Read more →

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