Lucy Maud cocktail

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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
Lucy Maud Montgomery

1 1/2 oz bourbon
3 oz good quality sweet cider
1/4 oz lingonberry syrup
1/4 oz lemon juice

Run a lemon slice around the edge of a short (old fashioned or rocks) glass. Rim glass with maple sugar. In an ice-filled shaker shake the bourbon, cider, lemon juice and lingonberry syrup. Strain into ice-filled glass. Garnish with fresh cranberries.

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Ishtar Cocktail

Ishtar Cocktail (March 29, 2013)

There is a thing going around Facebook that the word Easter derives from the name Ishtar, the Babylonian goddess of fertility, and that her symbol was a rabbit, and that this is why we hunt for eggs. Now this is all nonsense, but it does make for a good cocktail name!

1 1/2 oz vodka
1 oz sour cherry juice
1/2 oz Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz finely strained lemon juice
1/2 oz Cointreau

Blair and Brenda’s Bathtub Drink

Blair and Brenda’s Bathtub Drink (created 1991 – our earliest original cocktail!)

2 oz Amaretto
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz orange liqueur (Aurum if available, otherwise Grand Marnier or Cointreau)

Stir over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with lemon peel. Drink in bathtub. Preferably with a friend.