Friday Cocktails

Welcome to Friday Cocktails! Each week I’ll make, photograph and provide recipes for favorite cocktails I love as well as specialty drinks and foods from local establishments. Let me know if you have a favorite you would like to see included and I’ll see what I can do!

Cheers!

Totally Decadent Hot Chocolate with Amaretto

Totally Decadent Hot Chocolate with Amaretto January 27, 2015

It’s Progressive Eats time; when 11 of my food blogging buddies get together with me for our monthly adventure when we share our dishes for a meal with a theme. This month our newest member, Susan Pridmore from the blog The Wimpy Vegetarian, wanted to host a Weekend Ski Party. Of course Susan decided that […]

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Blood Orange Cosmopolitan

Thumbnail image for Blood Orange Cosmopolitan January 23, 2015

My apologies and I hope you will forgive me. For what? I lied. When I mentioned last week that the only two things that make me happy in winter were pomegranates and cranberries I made a glaring omission. How could I have forgotten blood oranges? I promise, it was a mistake to have left them […]

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Pomegranate Margarita

Pomegranate Margarita January 16, 2015

If pomegranates and cranberries are only synonymous with the holidays I’m in big trouble. I’m still buying them and even more importantly still loving them. They are two of the things I look most forward to each winter; dare I say they might be the only reasons? :) I recently made this Spinach, Pomegranate and […]

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Winter Citrus Mojito

Winter Citrus Mojito January 9, 2015

I say I don’t mind the seasons in Colorado but that’s really a bit of a stretch. I LOVE spring through fall; the low humidity and typically pleasant temps make for comfortable days and cool nights in this land at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. But winter is another story. I will suffer through […]

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Pomegranate Ginger Sparkler

Pomegranate Ginger Sparkler for New Years Eve December 26, 2014

I could wax poetic about how much I love celebrating New Years but the truth is I’m more like my neighbor Sam. When mentioning¬† another neighborly get together for New Years we thought a French celebration would be nice and by that I mean on France’s time zone so we can be done by 4pm! […]

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Blackberry Collins with St. Germain Liqueur

Blackberry Collins with St. Germain Liqueur December 19, 2014

When my birthday rolls around two weeks before Christmas, I have become accustomed to not making a big deal out of it. It’s smack dab in the middle of celebrating the biggest birthday of the year and as anyone born in December knows; good luck with yours mattering. Why I had a child on the […]

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The Merry Friar

The Merry Friar December 12, 2014

I love eggnog; always have. I can remember the combination of eggnog and my Grandma’s pecan butter ball cookies as a Christmas Eve tradition when I was a young girl so it’s been a longstanding love affair and a tradition I’ve kept alive my entire adult life. I’ve also been pouring a bit in my […]

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Pomegranate and Rosemary Gin Fizz

Pomegranate and Rosemary Gin Fizz December 5, 2014

This cocktail simply says Christmas. The gorgeous colors are the first cue and perfect for my color wheel. If you know me I’m so not into yellow, orange or the orangish red that is so often used for holiday decor. Color me burgundy or not at all! I might have mentioned this to a friend […]

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Pear Pomegranate Cooler

Pear and Pomegranate Prosecco Cooler November 21, 2014

I think the opportunities for me to head into Denver proper have quadrupled since I moved further south. Murphy? Is that you? As a result I’m even pickier about events I’ll attend; factoring in a 2 hour round trip drive will do that! So, when the folks at the Thirsty Lion Gastropub invited me to […]

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Aviation Cocktail

Aviation Cocktail November 14, 2014

I’ve been wanting to make this cocktail for the longest time. I once had someone order it for me when we met at a local bar and I loved it. It’s probably the prettiest cocktail ever and as much as I love purple that could be swaying me but it’s not. It’s sort of a […]

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Salted Caramel Cream Liqueur

Salted Caramel Cream Liqueur November 7, 2014

There’s no story here today; nothing warm and fuzzy about how this magical potion transformed a holiday or my life. No stories about sharing it with friends and family as a holiday gift offering either. Nope. It just is what it is. One of those lightbulb moments when the confluence of this Salted Caramel Sauce […]

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Corpse Reviver No. 2

Corpse Reviver No. 2 October 31, 2014

Let’s talk about the day after Halloween. Yes, tomorrow…when you have partied and reveled and possibly overdone it. When you wake up in the morning and your head hurts and you wonder why you did all that stuff. You my friend are the corpse because I know you feel like death…and this is just what […]

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Pomegranate Izze-tini and #ProgressiveEats Cocktail Party

Pomegranate Izze-tini October 28, 2014

I’m hosting this months Progressive Eats event and I had so hoped to spill the beans about my new cocktail blog and throw a party to celebrate. I’ve got the domain name (FridayCocktails.com) and a logo and almost everything is ready for prime time but then life happened and some local client sites were told […]

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Apple Ciderfest Cocktail

Apple Ciderfest Cocktail October 17, 2014

I know, I now…it’s so NOT Friday but the day…no actually the entire week, got away from me. While my heart loves cooking and cocktail making and blogging about it, I still have some demands from my web business that take precedence and this was the week that was. Six words. ‘Host is going out […]

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The Halloween Express – Rum, Espresso, Maple Syrup and Half and Half

The Halloween Express - Rum, Espresso, Maple Syrup and Half and Half October 17, 2014

OK, naming drinks is not my forte but I thought it appropriate to make a play on words on this night when we have to keep our mojo going far longer than we might normally want to. Yes there is espresso, in fact this Halloween Express has rum, espresso, maple syrup (YUM!) and half and […]

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