Category Archives: Drinks

Watermelon Tequila Refeshers


  • 3½ pounds chopped seedless watermelon (about 12 cups) cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (6–8 limes) plus lime slices for garnish
  • 4 cups ice
  • ¾ cup sugar


  1. Stir together sugar and ¾ cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Let cool completely. Refrigerate until ready to use, up to one week.
  2. Working in batches, purée watermelon in a blender until smooth. Past purée in batches through a fine sieve set over a large bowl, discarding solids as you work. Refrigerate juice until ready to use, up to 1 day.
  3. Stir together tequila, lime and watermelon juices with simple syrup in a large pitcher. Stir in ice and lime slices.

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Espresso Martinis


  • 1 oz of vodka
  • 1 oz vanilla vodka
  • ½ oz of coffee liquor
  • 1½ oz chilled espresso


  1. Place martini glasses in freezer
  2. Shake and strain into martini glass.
  3. Garnish with 3 coffee beans.


Try equal parts vanilla flavored vodka and coffee liquor (2 oz each) with no espresso for a sweeter version.

Mulled Cider

Serves 8


2 quarts (½ gallon) apple cider
4 strips lemon zest
2 cinnamon sticks
2 whole star anise (optional)
1 teaspoon whole allspice berries
1 teaspoon whole cloves


  1. In a pot, bring cider, lemon zest, and spices to a boil; cover, and remove from heat
  2. Let steep at least 20 minutes (or up to 4 hours)
  3. Ladle carefully into mugs, leaving most of the solids behind
  4. Add rum or bourbon individually if desired