Watermelon Slice Cocktail Recipe

July 17, 2013
(Photo: Simona Balint, SXC.hu)

Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime….now that song is stuck in your head, isn’t it? Sorry about that – maybe a replacement thought is in order. How about watermelon? Mmmm, watermelon. It’s almost synonymous with summer, isn’t it? A nice cold slice of sweet, juicy watermelon can cool off even the hottest afternoon. Grab it with both hands […]


Meet Miss Belle

May 22, 2013
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Faithful readers know that TheBeerLady is fascinated with the stories behind the cocktails. There are cocktails that may or may not be named after a famous personage, cocktails created for contests, classic cocktails with long and storied histories, recent inventions that became instant classics. There’s probably more than a few cocktails with stories better than […]


Prepare for warm weather with the Russian Clover cocktail

May 20, 2013
Photo of limes muddled in a glass.

There are some types of drinks that just seem to go best with certain seasons – whiskeys in the fall, or toddies when winter hits. When the weather heats up, it’s the tall light cocktails that take center stage. This makes tonic water one of your best friends for summertime cocktails (club soda is another, […]


Rhubarb Cordial

May 19, 2013
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Rhubarb Cordial (via Food 52) Every Monday and Wednesday, we’ll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we’ve tested and loved. WHO: eatboutique lives in New England and is the woman behind eatboutique.com. WHAT: The best way to savor the season […]


Margarita variations – the Cucumber Mint Margarita

May 3, 2013
The Cucumber Mint Margarita from Zulka sugar.

Oh, the Margarita. It’s one of the most popular cocktails in the United States, and is it any wonder? Properly made, it’s a wonderful balance of sweet and sour, just begging to cool things down, whether it’s quenching a spicy food’s fire or chilling down a warm day. There’s another nice thing about the Margarita, […]


A lovely variation of the classic Margarita – Lovely Rita

April 27, 2013
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With Cinco de Mayo on the horizon, tequila is preparing for its day in the sun. The Margarita is probably the single most popular tequila concoction, although with all the variations available, it might not be entirely fair to use the term ‘single’. The classic Margarita provides a perfect starting point for variations, and the […]


Cocktails 101: A bit about bitters

April 24, 2013
(Photo: Chelsea Nesvig, CC-by-2.0)

“Just a dash of bitters.” You’ve probably heard that a hundred times in old movies, but is there a bottle of bitters handy in your home bar? Odds are that there’s not. That’s both a shame and a condition that should be rectified immediately. Bitters was originally marketed as a medication, a tonic intended as […]


New Eagle County drink trend mandates you stir instead of shake

April 19, 2013
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Review: Budweiser Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita and Straw-Ber-Rita

April 17, 2013
Budweiser Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita

Last year saw the release of Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita, a malt beverage that, not surprisingly, appeared to be something between a beer and a margarita. Also not surprisingly, the release was greeted with something akin to wailing and gnashing of teeth, at least from cocktail and beer purists. Despite the contempt of the purists, […]


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