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pineapple jalapeno margarita

Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita

Everyone love a good margarita. I am usually a purist and prefer a simple “skinny margarita” but I also love pineapple so I thought I would meld these two with a bit of heat (aka jalapeño) to create the Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita. I made simple syrup and soaked slices of

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Peach Whisky Smash

Peach Whisky Smash

The Whisky Peach Smash takes advantage of the last peaches of the summer. The combination of mint, peaches, lime and whisky really is a smash!! It is a great party drink because you can make a large pitcher ahead of time. Letting the ingredients soak together for a few hours

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Grand Whisky Sour Cocktail

Grand Whisky Sour Cocktail

The Grand Whisky Sour Cocktail is a twist on the old classic. The secret ingredient Ive added here is Grand Marnier, plus a touch of orange juice. My favorite whisky to use in cocktails is Elijah Craig, a small batch bourbon from Kentucky. Grand Marnier is an orange liqueur which

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Pineapple Mai Tai Cocktail

Hawaii… ahhhh. When I visit Hawaii, I must have a Mai Tai immediately to put me in the vacation mode and this Pineapple Mai Tai cocktail transports me back to Maui or Kauai or The Big Island. There’s something about rum that I love. It is sweet and strong and

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The Sunflower Cocktail

The Sunflower Cocktail

The Sunflower Cocktail is a lovely refreshing drink to sip on a warm summer evening. The color is reflective of a the bright sun as it hits the horizon. I purchased a bottle of Ford’s London Dry Gin on the recommendation of my friend Mark. I used it in The Sunflower Cocktail

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Frozen Strawberry-Raspberry Margarita

Frozen Strawberry-Raspberry Margarita

I love to serve this drink at a Fourth of July gathering because it is so appropriately colored! A super refreshing cocktail, perfect for summer entertaining. When you use a lot of ice in a frozen cocktail, it tends to water it down so I choose to use frozen berries

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Vodka Gimlet Two Ways

Vodka Gimlet Two Ways

Who doesn’t love a gimlet? With a light and citrusy flavor that is not too sweet, it is the perfect apertif. Over the years, I have come up with many versions of my favorite drink, here are two of them: As far as vodka goes, I don’t find much difference in

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smokey paloma cocktail

Smoky Paloma Cocktail

Since I’ve been home for 6 or 7 weeks “sheltering in place”  I’ve been having fantasies of lounging in Costa Rica with my best friend Liz, sipping on this Smoky Paloma Cocktail, looking out at the ocean! Since that won’t be happening in the near future, I will have to

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Violet Water Cocktail

Violet Water Cocktail

ooooh so cool. ooooh so pretty. ooooh so purple. violet water cocktail is soooo frosty and calming. Yet another cocktail emerging from my obsession with gin. I’m learning about the storied past of this spirit and it goes way way back in history. The combination of alcohol and juniper berries

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Old Cuban Cocktail

Old Cuban Cocktail

The Old Cuban Cocktail is one of my favorite drinks because it transports me back to another era. Cuba is one of those places that I have never visited but it has an enchanting place in my memory. It conjures up the 1940s-1950s, an era that I often imagine living through.

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Introducing a collaboration between
Culver City Farmers Market
and My Studio Kitchen.
In my weekly visits to the market,
I’ll be checking out the fresh produce
from the farmers as well as the fish,
bread and cheese vendors to see
what’s new and what’s in season.
Then I’ll share my quick and easy
recipes with you. I’m hoping you will
find inspiration to try new recipes
and experiment with
new ingredients as well.

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