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November 7, 2012

TT w/Linky: Celebrating or Drowning Your Sorrows? Cocktails for either

The election is OVER.  If you feel like me, then it feels like a mac truck just ran you down after the ups and downs of election day yesterday.

Are you celebrating or drowning your sorrows?

Whatever the case this Thankful Thursday, you may enjoy one of these to enhance your mood.  I know I will.

Photo and recipe courtesy Shape magazine
Angry Orchard Cocktail  
132 calories, 6 grams of sugar
1/2 ounce dry gin
1/2 ounce St. Germain
Splash lime juice
3 ounces Angry Orchard Traditional Dry Cider
Lime wheel, for garnish
Pour everything except the lime wheel into a mixing cup with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with lime wheel.

photo and recipe courtesy Shape magazine


162 calories
1 part Patron Tequila
1 part Cointreau
1 part pineapple juice
1 part freshly squeezed lime juice
Pinch sea salt
Splash Polar Raspberry-Lime Seltzer
Fresh pineapple, for garnish
Combine first five ingredients in a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Shake vigorously, until the shaker shows condensation. Pour into a glass, top with seltzer, and garnish with skewered pineapple.

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