cocktails

Food Type: Birroteca

 

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Live in Baltimore? Visiting soon? Be sure to check out Birroteca, a modern take on delicious Italian cuisine. Not only is the food fantastic, but the atmosphere is spot-on for a laid-back meal in its quaint Hampden locale. I’ll be heading back soon to dabble in some brussel sprouts and get my fix of the olive oil and sea salt ice cream—sound weird? You won’t be disappointed, I promise.

Cheers!
J.

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Friday Sip & Sit

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Happy Friday! Mother Nature has been playing tricks with us lately, dangling the carrot of warm weather and then yanking it back juuuust as we’re about to take the bait. I’m dreaming of warmer days with this Friday’s Sip & Sit.

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Thanks to the Cookie Rookie for this week’s cocktail!

Ginger Raspberry Crush

Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries, muddled
  • 3 ounces vodka (I love Titos)
  • 1 T agave nectar
  • 2 T fresh lemon juice
  • ginger ale
  • ice
Instructions
  1. muddle the raspberries and place half in the bottom of each glass
  2. top with agave nectar, lemon juice, and ice
  3. pour in 1.5 ounces of vodka per glass
  4. top with ginger ale
  5. serve with raspberries and lemon for garnish, and a sugar rim if desired.
  6. enjoy!

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What better way to enjoy warm weather than with a relaxing waterfront porch? I could use a Ginger Raspberry Crush—someone can hand it to me after I climb into that lovely kayak—paddling along the shores, soaking in the sun with immeasurable weekend contentment. Nothing is as inspiring as an exotic locale, offering brand new views, a refreshing mindset and crystal clear waters.

Cheers!
J.

Friday Sip & Sit

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Happy Friday, y’all! Feeling some southern vibes today as I introduce “Have A Sip and Sit A Spell,” a weekly glimpse into fabulous cocktail recipes paired with some of the most awe-inspiring, drool-worthy settings.

A busy, energetic work week deserves a little reward, don’t you think? There’s no better way to close out those long days of productivity than with a five o’clock cocktail…except enjoying that cocktail in just the right atmosphere to enhance some creative zen. So shut the MacBook, have a sip of your favorite indulgence and sit a spell in that beloved spot of yours.

This weeks’s Sip: Grapefruit Rum Cocktails

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Makes 2 servings

1 large pink grapefruit, juiced (about 1 cup)
3 ounces (90 ml) rum
8 ounces (240 ml) ginger ale
2 ounces (60 ml) triple sec

Gently mix together the grapefruit juice, rum, ginger ale, and triple sec. Divide evenly between two glasses. Serve immediately with a slice of grapefruit to garnish.

To rim the glasses with sugar, dip in the grapefruit juice and then into the sugar. Shake lightly to remove any large chunks.

Recipe and photos from Pastry Affair

This week’s sit: Rugged Rocking Chairs

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This rugged porch just screams relaxation; I can almost smell the mountain air wafting through those screens. I love the mixture of wood with the natural, woven chair seats; and that simple pillow that adds just a touch of softness—rocking chairs make for great happy hour lounging! I’m also intrigued by that hanging antique wheel, which looks like it’s owning both aesthetics and functionality by acting as a design element and a chandelier. Love!

There are big things coming for Tomahawk in the upcoming days, so you’d better believe that today I’ll be enjoying my Friday happy hour to the fullest extent, feeling hopeful, excited, a little bit nervous and especially exhilarated! More to come…

Cheers,
J.