Author Archives: CristieCocktail

Icy Orange Blossom

Well Hello Everyone!!! I have been F^%$#%$ off for the last 3 months…and you know what??? It felt REALLY good. I haven’t done any posts…I haven’t done much research, I survived the holidays…sorta… and now…on this snowy Seattle Day – … Continue reading

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Mango Melon-Tini

While summer 2011 seems to be winding down…I am NOT giving in to fall like activity…just yet. I love fresh fruity drinks, as you may know if you have seen previous posts. I’m particularly fond of this recipe. The main … Continue reading

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Cherry Berry Cream

Cherries, Blueberries, Strawberries…YUM!!! We have all of them in the height of the season right now, so what better way to take advantage of this gorgeous summer bounty than in a dreamy, creamy, slushy refreshing cocktail. Let’s get right to … Continue reading

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Peachy Bourbon Tea

Summertime…and the Sippin’s Easy…Break out the Bourbon and Some Sweet Peach Tea… I’m not normally a Bourbon drinker, but I’ve been experimenting with different recipes to showcase Bourbon in a fresh, summery way. This sweet peach tea recipe is one … Continue reading

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Fruity Ginger Granita

 Happy Solstice 2011!!! Can you believe it?? The longest day of the year is upon us, and OH…did we earn it this year. This is a special day that marks the true beginning of summer. For all of us … Continue reading

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Pineapple-Pepper Potion

Lately, I’ve been experimenting by mixing up sweet and savory concoctions. The combinations seem endless as I wander through the produce section at Saar’s Market Place by my house. They have a beautiful selection of chiles and tropical Fruits…Mango, Pineapple, … Continue reading

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Citrus Champagne Cocktail

Each year in the month of May, my husband and I travel south to Florence, Oregon for a long weekend to visit with my Mom. She and her husband make their bi-annual migration from Arizona to their summer home on … Continue reading

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Oyster Wine 2011 – And The Winners Are….

It was such a pleasure covering the Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition  2011!! The journey started in Seattle at Anthony’s on Shilshole early April. 119  entries were narrowed down over four days to select the 20 semi-finalists. From there, the … Continue reading

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Spring Break Shake

I think it’s safe to say…we are SO ready for Spring. April 2011 has been the coldest on record for Seattle. The last two days have really lifted my mood. The sun has been shining, the bulbs and other perennials … Continue reading

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Oyster Wine 2011 – Preliminary Judging

The sky was Oyster Grey as I pulled up to Anthony’s on Shilshole to cover the preliminary judging on day one of Oyster Wine 2011. The perfect shade for tasting wine and oysters. The view from the Cascade Room, stellar, … Continue reading

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