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Margarita

This homemade margarita is so good (and so strong) you will never go back to old boring margarita mix. You will need: 1.5 oz tequila 0.5 oz triple sec juice of half lime some ice The recipe: In a cocktail shaker half filled with ice, mix other ingredients together and pour into a margarita glass. … Continue reading

Gin and tonic

You don’t need to go out for the perfect version of this simple classic.  It’s on the house right in your home. You will need: 2 oz gin 5 oz tonic water some ice The recipe: In a cocktail shaker half filled with ice, combine gin and tonic.  Mix well and pour into a lowball … Continue reading

Martini

You can have your favorite martini without leaving your house, done to your taste and for a fraction of the cost that is charged by restaurants and bars.  I like it with garlic-stuffed olives, but you can use  your favorite condiments such as pearl onions or lemon twist. You will need: 1 oz gin or … Continue reading

Pomegranate vodka martini

You will need: 1 oz vodka 3 oz pomegranate juice some ice The recipe: In a cocktail shaker half filled with ice, combine pomegranate juice and vodka.  Mix well.  Pour into a martini glass. Drink responsibly.

Hrenovuha (horseradish vodka)

I’ve tried this recently in a Russian restaurant in New York City.  It was an instant hit!  I couldn’t find it anywhere in Bay Area, so my husband found the recipe and made it at home.  A huge success!  Drink responsibly, as I find that horseradish taste makes the vodka feel a lot less alcoholic. … Continue reading