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      Colorful Cocktails: Cranberry Pomegranate Martini

      Colorful Cocktails: Cranberry Pomegranate Martini

      This drink is the holiday season in a glass! I actually made this cocktail for the first time a few months ago when the weather was still warm and we were still sipping iced teas and lemonade. When I asked my taste testers to try it out, the comments I got back contained words like "festive", "christmas-y" and oddly, "ring the jingle bells". 

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      Cranberry Pomegranate Martini Ingredients

      When I had my first taste, I immediately felt transported into a warm family room filled with people I love chatting and laughing and waiting for the "big bird" to come out of the oven. While in reality, the group I'm hosting this year will be bigger than last, it still won't be the grand size of gatherings in the past as we continue to find our way in the ongoing pandemic.

       

       

      One thing that is for sure, I will be serving this delightful cocktail to my guests, both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions. It's the holiday thing to do.

      Try the recipe below and get into the spirit!

      Juliet's Cranberry Pomegranate Martini

      Juliet's Cranberry Pomegranate Martini

      makes 1 drink

      INGREDIENTS

       

      INSTRUCTIONS

      1. Chill a martini glass.
      2. Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker in order listed.
      3. Cap, shake and strain into chilled serving glass.
      4. Add sliced lime and pomegranate seeds to garnish and enjoy!

       

       

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      Love, Juliet

       

       

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      Colorful Cocktails: Iced Pumpkin Cider

      Colorful Cocktails: Iced Pumpkin Cider

      'Tis the season for anything pumpkin! Spice lattes, jack 'o lanterns and pie all reign supreme during the Fall season and for good reason.

      Not only are they one of the most colorful vegetables available, they are rich in vitamins and minerals and full of flavor. 

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      Iced Pumpkin Cider Ingredients

       

      So to honor this lovely time of year, I'm bringing you a cocktail with 5 ingredients that's just right for celebrating all things Autumn.

      As always, my recipe for Iced Pumpkin Cider below is non-alcoholic but feel free to add spirits to suit your taste!

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      Juliet's Iced Pumpkin Cider

      Juliet's Iced Pumpkin Cider

      makes 1 cocktail

      INGREDIENTS

       

      INSTRUCTIONS

      1. Fill serving glass full of ice.
      2. Pour ingredients into serving glass in order listed.
      3. Pour mixture into mixing tin and back into serving glass to mix.
      4. Add garnish with cinnamon stick and star anise.
      5. Serve and enjoy!

       

       

      Love, Juliet

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Colorful Cocktails: Blood Orange Ginger Iced Tea

      Colorful Cocktails: Blood Orange Ginger Iced Tea

      Cocktail or beverage? I'll let you decide. My Blood Orange Ginger Iced Tea is my last ditch effort to hold onto Summer for as long as possible.

      However there really is no reason why this drink can't work for Fall as well. Just substitute cold tea for hot. The flavors will still be refreshing and delicious!

      Blood Orange Ginger Iced Tea

      The flavor of Blood Orange is similar to the orange fruit we know and love. But there's a layer of berry-ness that gives it a richness that is almost wine-like.

      Ginger is a fragrant spice with a slightly peppery undertones and a sweetness that is warm and zesty.

      I love citruses all year long and the richness of blood orange is smooth and satisfying, not at all tart and biting like some can be. The addition of ginger makes this drink extra special!

      Blood Orange Ginger Iced Tea Ingredients

      This beverage is great for lunch, brunch or partytime. Or just when you need a liquid pick-me-up. 

      And with only 3 ingredients, you can whip up a pitcher in no time! 

      Watch my how-to video or follow the complete recipe below for all you need to add my Blood Orange Ginger Iced Tea to your home bar drink list!

       

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      Juliet's Blood Orange Ginger Iced Tea

      makes 1 drink


      INGREDIENTS

      Glass: Tall/Pint

      Garnish: orange slice, mint sprig

      Glass Size: 16 oz.

      INSTRUCTIONS

      1. Fill serving glass full of ice.
      2. Pour ingredients into serving glass in order listed.
      3. Pour mixture into cocktail shaker and back into serving glass to mix.
      4. Add garnish and serve.
       
      Until next time, let's raise a glass to living a life filled with COLOR!

       Love, Juliet

       

       

       

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      Colorful Cocktails: Blue Agave Margarita

      Colorful Cocktails: Blue Agave Margarita

      At the time this post was written, there were 38 days until the end of the Summer season. The CALENDAR end.

      I'm always a little annoyed at things that have unwritten rules based on nothingness, like "don't wear white after Labor Day" or "Pumpkin Spice Lattes are Fall drinks". Who says? Who is this invisible authority figure that puts arbitrary timetables on everyday living? 

      Margaritas have long been associated with warmer times, beach vacations and paper umbrellas. But I'm here to break the cycle of seasonal rule domination by declaring Margaritas a colorful cocktail for all seasons.

      My Blue Agave version is a refreshing mix of bitter citrus and spicy with a side of mild sweetness. It's a cocktail for ALL seasons. 

      Watch my how-to video or follow the complete recipe below for all you need to add my Blue Agave Margarita to your home bar repertoire!

       

       

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      Juliet's Blue Agave Margarita

      makes 1 drink

      INGREDIENTS

      Glass: Margarita

      Garnish: lemon, lime, salt rimmer

      Glass Size: 14 oz.

      INSTRUCTIONS

      1. Fill serving glass full of ice.
      2. Pour ingredients into cocktail shaker in order listed.
      3. Add ice from serving glass.
      4. Cap shaker and shake to mix.
      5. Slide a lime slice around the rim of serving glass.
      6. Dip serving glass into a salt rimmer.
      7. Pour ingredients back into serving glass.
      8. Add garnish, serve and enjoy!

       

      Until next time, let's raise a glass to living a life filled with COLOR!

      Love, Juliet

       

       

       

      Colorful Cocktails: Spiked Turmeric Lemonade and a GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED)

      Colorful Cocktails: Spiked Turmeric Lemonade and a GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED)

      My new Colorful Cocktail is....(drumroll)....this healthy take on a traditional Lemonade. The addition of Turmeric, a natural anti-inflammatory compound, makes it good FOR you. It's my salute to Summertime and it's just the right drink for picnics and cookouts. Every time I've served it, I run out, no matter how much I prepare. I've been asked for the recipe more times than I can count so I'm taking that as a sign that I should share it with everyone!  Watch my how-to video or follow the complete recipe below for all you need to add my Spiked Turmeric Lemonade to your at-home cocktail list!

       

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      JULIET'S SPIKED TURMERIC LEMONADE

      makes 1 drink 

      INGREDIENTS


      INSTRUCTIONS

      1. Fill serving glass full of ice.
      2. Pour ingredients into serving glass in order listed.
      3. Pour mixture into mixing tin and back into serving glass to mix.
      4. Add garnish and serve.
      5. Enjoy!

       

      Love, Juliet

       

      NOW, IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME!