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My husband enjoys a Gin and Tonic in the summer and a Bourbon and water in the winter, so on the nights we sip and savor a beverage at home, I experiment and mix up an interesting cocktail for myself. I’m accomplished at adapting a recipe to yield one – and on occasion I will mix two and deliver one to my neighbor.


1/4 cup gin
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon simple syrup
1/2 teaspoon Roses lime juice

Pour into a shaker filled with ice cubes. Cover, shake vigorously until outside of shaker is frosty.
Strain into a coupe glass, add 1 large ice cube.
Enjoy! Please share recipedoodle with your friends!

Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit, September 2012


1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
2 bottles of sparkling white wine

In a medium saucepan, bring blueberries, honey, 1/4 cup water and tarragon to a boil over medium heat. Stir until honey dissolves, about 3 minutes. Off the heat, muddle the blueberries and let stand for 20 minutes, strain and let cool. Spoon 1 tablespoon blueberry syrup each into 8 glasses. Add ice, then the sparkling wine.
Enjoy! Please let your friends know about reciepedoodle!

Recipe adapted from RachaelRay Magazine, July/August 2013


2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce agave nectar
3/4 ounce cranberry juice
3 to 4 dashes of lavender bitters

Fill a shaker with ice. Pour all the ingredients into a shaker. Shake until frothy.

Recipe adapted from Scrappys Bitters
I would love for you to share recipedoodle with your friends!


3 tablespoons bourbon
2 tablespoons campari
2 tablespoons dry vermouth
1 lime twist

Combine bourbon, campari and dry vermouth in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and stir until shaker becomes frosty. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lime twist if desired.
Enjoy! I would love for you to share recipedoodle with your friends!

Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit, February 2012


ice cubes
3 ounces vodka
2 ounces lychee juice
splash of vermouth
2 lychees for garnish

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add vodka, lychee juice and vermouth. Shake until chilled. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with lychees.
Enjoy! and please share recipedoodle with your friends!

Recipe adapted from Danny Boome and The Food Network, 2008