Posts tagged ‘cocktail’

January 24th, 2014

The Gin Mule

by Lauren

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Happy Friday! The LYK has one of our favorite cocktails on the menu today.

This drink is almost a Moscow Mule, but it’s not. There is no Russian Vodka in it, although that would have been far more festive on our part to celebrate the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

This drink contains gin. I didn’t think I liked gin but perhaps it’s my love of lime that offsets that flavor because this drink was so good!

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May 27th, 2013

Creamy Orange & Vanilla Bean Cocktail {The Creamsicle}

by Lauren

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I bet you need a cocktail. Perhaps in celebration of the short week, or perhaps because it’s only Tuesday. You choose.

How about your favorite popsicle made into a cocktail? After a long weekend in the sun, we thought this creamy, fruity, vanilla drink was perfection.

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I personally loved that we made it in our newly acquired mason jar with a handle. Which is now also my own personal cocktail shaker.

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May 2nd, 2013

Orange Ginger Wine Spritzer

by Chrissy

 

Are you guys feeling this heat wave? It hasn’t just hit California, that’s for sure. Friday + hot summer weather = kick your feet up it’s time for a cold cocktail. Or a wine spritzer. Or both? But first start with this luscious libation.

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This next sentence might be offensive to the world of the winos out there (especially the FAW crew…aka our neighborly Friday wine and cheese night), but here goes.

Sometimes white wine is just boring.

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March 7th, 2013

Chai-Spiced Almond Milk

by Chrissy

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Well, it’s sure looking like it’ll be another chilly weekend. But don’t you worry, we’ve got just the thing to keep you going.

This batch of homemade Chai-Spiced Almond Milk will ensure that your day is refreshed, toasty, and healthy.

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Why is chai-flavored anything so good? Whether it is enjoyed as a cold or warm beverage, or baked into a delicious sweet treat, it always seems to warm up the soul.

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January 4th, 2013

Satsuma Sunset Cocktail

by Chrissy

It’s the first Friday of the New Year. I think it’s about time for celebratory drinks, don’t you?

If you were lucky enough to have a week or so off work, and returned with a three-day work week, then you will probably agree that these past few days were grueling. It probably had something to do with sleeping in, shoveling holiday sweets into your mouth all day, partying with family and friends, and staying up late. Repeat.

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