Nothing says spring like a gin and tonic. Sometimes I get bored with the same old version, so here is my spin on the classic.

Cucumber-Rosemary Gin and Tonic
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The Gozio Gold Esprit is a rich, orangey-almond masterpiece made from Gozio Amaretto, vodka, rum, orange liqueur, and sweet and sour mix, and served over ice in a rocks glass. A perfect way to swing into spring.


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A seasonal cocktail from the pros at Dolce Vita Wine Shop.

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Whether it’s coffee, tea or cocoa, we all have our favorite warm drinks for cold days, but perhaps it’s time to brighten up the bleak midwinter with new flavors. Be bold. Try a new take on your go-to beverage at these southwest metro restaurants.

The party season might be over, but that’s no reason to stop entertaining friends and family. This fabulous cocktail might even remind you of your island vacation. Here is one of my favorites, and I know you will love it, too.

The sidecar is a classic sour drink, made popular during the golden age of cocktails in the early 1900s. Our version uses top-quality brandy (Armagnac) as the base spirit, along with orange liqueur and lemon, plus a touch of sweetness.


So your Thanksgiving meal is over, and you’re too full for pie, but still craving a sweet dessert. How about a Brandy Alexander? Chocolaty, sweet, creamy and smooth, a Brandy Alexander is a perfect liquid dessert.

Brandy Alexander
Makes 1 serving

Every September, we look forward to watching the U.S. Open tennis championships. This year’s tournament runs from August 25 to September 8. Grey Goose Vodka has been a sponsor of the U.S. Open for the past seven years, and attendees go crazy for the Grey Goose Honey Deuce cocktail.