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Poinsettia Cocktails May 20, 2013

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Stephanie made these for both Thanksgiving and Christmas 2012.  They are festive looking and very tasty, too.  Each time she thought she was only going to make one batch, but guests clamored for another.  Only running out of vodka put a stop to making a third.

poinsettia cocktail

1 bottle of Champagne or any sparkling wine, chilled
1 bottle cranberry juice (the real stuff), chilled
1/2 bottle orange-flavored vodka, chilled
1 cup fresh cranberries, frozen
1 orange, sliced
bag of ice, quantity as needed


Mix the first three ingredients together in a large pitcher.  Pour into ice-filled glasses, garnishing with fresh cranberries and a slice of orange.


Pink Ladies May 15, 2013

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This refreshingly delicious drink is served at Savannah’s Pink House. Stephanie and her sister-in-law, Kim Stratton, walked all over Savannah for the ingredients and spent an hour in their hotel room perfecting the ratio of the ingredients. It was tough work, but so worth it.

Absolut Raspberry Vodka
Raspberry lemonade
Fresh raspberries
Fancy ice


Mix in an ice-filled glass or pitcher, four parts lemonade to one part vodka.  Add fresh raspberries to the glass as an edible garnish.


Perfect White Sangria

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This sangria is so delicious, it became Emily and Jeff’s signature cocktail at their wedding in October 2012.

white sangria


4 ounces brandy
6 ounces Monin White Sangria Mix*
1 bottle Pinot Grigio
Slices of oranges, lemons, and limes
Fancy ice (in a bag)


Fill a pitcher with ice.  Add all ingredients and stir.  Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with fresh citrus slices.  Serves four (or one in Stephanie’s case).

*If you cannot find the Monin mix, make a simple syrup with equal parts sugar and water, and add a couple cinnamon sticks for flavor.


Special Raspberry Lemonade

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special raspberry lemonade


1 ounce Bacardi Limon
1 ounce Chambord (raspberry liqueur)
3 ounces fresh squeeze lemonade


Fill a martini shaker with ice.  Add all ingredients and shake well.  Pour into a Champagne flute or martini glass.  Serve immediately.  Makes one.  Caution:  these go down too easy!