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Posted by Mr BBQ on March 28, 2015

Grapefruit juice has a wonderful citrus tartness that cleanses the palate and livens up the soul. Try this family-friendly concoction for your next big gathering.

Ingredients: 1 cup fresh grapefruit juice 4 Tbsp. honey 2 cups sparkling water Tools: pitcher, whisk or wooden spoon Glass: 4 Mason jars or highballs Garnish: fresh grapefruit wheel

Preparation: In a pitcher, whisk together juice and …

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Hamilton Cobbler

Posted by Mr BBQ on March 21, 2015

One of a trend of low-alcohol cocktails a category is quickly becoming a fixture on menus across the South. A maximum of 52 proof—well below the 90- to 94-proof range of a typical martini—Suppressors temper alcohol content without sacrificing taste by using a fortified wine such as white port, vermouth, Madeira, or sherry as the primary ingredient. Not to …

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Damp Pavement

Posted by Mr BBQ on March 14, 2015

Living in the NW, this could be a year ’round libation to enjoy. It’s a concoction created by Portland bartender Jeffery Morganthaler. Given that its going to be a drencher of a weekend-might as well celebrate the Damp Pavement!

INGREDIENTS:

1 oz Ginger syrup*
.75 oz Lemon juice
3 oz Water
1.5 oz Islay Scotch whisky
1 tsp Allspice dram liqueur
Garnish: Orange peel
Glass: Mug

PREPARATION: Add the ginger …

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Cherry Fizz

Posted by Mr BBQ on February 28, 2015

February is National Cherry Month-to celebrate, found a sweet n fizzy libation to enjoy and help celebrate the fact that Oregon is one of the leading producers of both cherries and the maraschino variety.

Ingredients: 4oz. Non-diet cola, 1 oz. cherry brandy, ½ oz cherry liqueur, ice cubes, maraschino cherry.

Preparation: fill a highball glass with ice. Add each of the liquid …

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After Midnight

Posted by Mr BBQ on February 21, 2015

After a long day or week, a nightcap is just the thing to help us unwind and settle down. This recipe is from Bourbon Book author Kathleen Purvis.

Ingredients 1 oz. bourbon (preferably Weller Special Reserve) ½ oz. amaretto ½ oz. dark crème de cacao ½ oz. half-and-half

Preparation Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a …

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