All you need for the Renaissance Faire version of a Bee Sting are mead and hard cider. An easy drink to chill with all summer long!

Bee Sting: Tipsy Tuesday

Posted on Jun 7th, 2016

Search the internet and you'll find a variety of cocktails that go by the name Bee Sting. Some contain gin. Others rely on Scotch. I've even found…

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Blood and Sand is a Prohibition-era cocktail featuring blended Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth, Cherry Heering, and orange juice.

Blood and Sand: Tipsy Tuesday

Posted on May 24th, 2016

After my visit to the Ritz Crystal Room and Café at Remember When last week, I've been in a bit of a Prohibition-era state of mind. Maybe it was…

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Bubbly Hibiscus Cocktail to celebrate special occasions!

Bubbly Hibiscus Flower Cocktail

Posted on Dec 31st, 2015

Happy New Year! I fully intended to have some insightful post ready today to close out 2015. Something that looked back on the year thoughtfully,…

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Cheata’ Margarita

Posted on May 5th, 2011

I'm all for holidays that make excuses to drink tequila. Like today--Cinco de Mayo. The "Mexican" holiday that isn't celebrated by most Mexicans in…

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie {sponsored post}

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie and a Giveaway!

Posted on Aug 21st, 2016

Disclosure: I received a High Performance Blender from Wolf Gourmet for review purposes. All opinions remain wholly my own. Thank you for supporting…

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Take the sting out of the start of the school year with Chocolate Hazelnut Cookie Smoothies! {sponsored post} #stonyfieldbloggers

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookie Smoothies

Posted on Sep 1st, 2016

Disclosure: I am honored to be a member of the Stonyfield Clean Plate Club. I received product/coupons from Stonyfield Organic and Justin's for…

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Cool As A Cucumber is a cocktail utilizing Wild Moon Cucumber liqueur. Wild Moon is a line of botanical liqueurs from the Hartford Flavor Company in Hartford, Connecticut. They are all natural, non-GMO, and gluten-free!

Cool As A Cucumber Cocktail Recipe and Hartford Flavor Company

Posted on Jan 20th, 2016

I'm proud to call Connecticut my home state--especially when it comes to innovative finds in the food and drink world. It's true that we're booming…

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Serve the Cranberry Gin Fizz at your next holiday shindig and spread the smiles!

Cranberry Gin Fizz & A HUGE Amazon Giveaway for Christmas Week!

Posted on Dec 9th, 2015

Christmas Week Continues... This holiday season, I've teamed up with over 35 other bloggers for Christmas Week--a collection of sweet treats for…

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dark and stormy supplies

Dark and Stormy and Riding Out Hurricanes

Posted on Aug 27th, 2011

There may be a hurricane on the horizon, but that doesn't mean you have to cower in fear. Grab a glass and some ice and mix a Dark and…

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Make your nog safe again with Safest Choice eggs! (Then make this Eggnog White Russian!) #sponsored #safenog

Eggnog White Russian

Posted on Dec 21st, 2015

Disclosure: I was compensated by Safest Choice™ for developing this recipe for their #SafeNog campaign. As always, all opinions remain my own.…

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Homemade Hot Cocoa - Poet in the Pantry

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Posted on Jan 14th, 2015

The Arctic trend continues here in Connecticut and it's wearing on me. The heat never seems to be right at work and we're always cold, all day long.…

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A hot toddy is just what the doctor ordered when you're suffering from the common cold

Hot Toddy: Tipsy Tuesday

Posted on Oct 13th, 2015

Coming off the rough week I had last week, I now seem to be developing a cold. Which was expected--I felt like I was hit by a Mack truck anyway.…

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Jalapeño Mosco Mule gives a little bit more of a kick to the classic cocktail, featuring TABASCO Green Pepper Sauce {sponsored post}

Jalapeño Moscow Mule & Avery Island, Louisiana

Posted on Jun 26th, 2016

Disclosure: I developed this recipe for Jalapeño Moscow Mule in partnership with TABASCO, who compensated me for this post. All opinions remain my…

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Kahlúa and Cookies and Cream

Kahlúa and Cookies and Cream

Posted on Nov 13th, 2013

Gathering with friends requires good drinks. And boy do I have a lot of gatherings this time of year! Between my birthday, their birthdays,…

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Kahlúa Moonshine Martini

Kahlúa Moonshine Martini

Posted on Nov 20th, 2013

Fall is the season of get-togethers. What’s a girl to do when she wants to stand out among all the other fabulous fetes being thrown? Have a plan,…

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Kahlua Pumpkin Spice Fudge and Martini - poet in the pantry

Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Fudge and Martinis

Posted on Nov 27th, 2013

There’s very little I won’t try to add alcohol to. Not only is the idea just appealing to me in the most general sense, but it can often give a…

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Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut Coffee

Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut Coffee

Posted on Nov 7th, 2013

I love this time of year. It could be that my birthday is at the beginning of October--perhaps I was born for it!--or maybe it's the jewel tones…

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That's when I grab a Manhattan.

Manhattan Cocktail – A Classic for All Times

Posted on Jun 10th, 2015

Sometimes, you get to the point where you're so overthinking and stressing about everything that you need just a moment's escape from your own…

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Margarita for Mama

Posted on May 5th, 2013

Mother's Day is next Sunday and in honor of Mom, I have joined a group of food bloggers in celebrating #BrunchWeek, providing ideas for how you can…

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Marshmallow Martinis get their sweetness from vanilla cotton candy, which magically disappears as you pour!

Marshmallow Martini

Posted on Mar 27th, 2016

The Easter Bunny has hopped on through town and it's time to raid your kids' Easter baskets for the good stuff. I don't mean peanut butter or Cadbury…

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mojito and mint-infused simple syrup

Mojito: There’s Mint In My Syrup!

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2011

Mint is one of those plants that walks the line between "cultivar" and "weed" in the garden. Its tenacity is hard to beat with its speedy growth and…

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An Old Fashioned never goes out of style. This version has a dash of blood orange bitters, too, to make it all the more special.

Old Fashioned and A #MadMenBlogParty

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2015

It's a party--a Mad Men BLOG PARTY--and YOU'RE invited!!!! If you couldn't tell already by my loves of alcohol and vintage fashion, I am a fan of…

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The Paloma is a tasty tequila cocktail just perfect for the warm weather!

Paloma with a Spicy Salt Rim

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2016

I am eternally on the quest to find more ways to utilize tequila. Ever since tequila became my liquor of choice, I've been in a bit of a rut. Sure,…

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Peach Jalapeño Whiskey Cocktail featuring The Mixologist's Salt Collection from UncommonGoods {this is a sponsored post}

Peach Jalapeño Whiskey cocktail with UncommonGoods #FreshTastyValentines

Posted on Feb 8th, 2016

Disclosure: Thank you to the #FreshTastyValentines sponsors for providing the giveaway prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the…

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Peach Shrub Collins

Peach Shrub

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2013

We're not talking landscaping here! One valuable lesson I learned at Big Summer Potluck was that cocktails do not have to be sickeningly…

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Piña Colada Smoothie - poet in the pantry

Piña Colada Smoothie

Posted on Jun 16th, 2014

Disclosure: I was compensated by Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs for this post. All opinions and photos remain my own. Thank you for supporting the…

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Part smoothie/part frozen cocktail, this Pineapple Cilantro Margarita is a refreshing way to toast the end of the day! {this is a sponsored post}

Pineapple Cilantro Margarita: Tipsy Tuesday

Posted on Mar 29th, 2016

Disclosure: I developed this recipe in partnership with Gourmet Garden, who compensated me for this post. All opinions remain my own. Thank you for…

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Pirate's Booty Call cocktail - Poet in the Pantry

Pirate’s Booty Call Cocktail

Posted on Jul 31st, 2014

It's been a few weeks since I've participated in Food Network's Summer Soirée. Not because I didn't want to, but because I just had too many other…

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Tuesdays call for tequila! Celebrate in style with these Raspberry Pineapple Tequila Cocktails!

Raspberry Pineapple Tequila Cocktail: Tipsy Tuesday

Posted on Apr 12th, 2016

It's Tuesday, again. One of the most underappreciated days of the week. Monday has its claim to fame as being the reintroduction to the workweek.…

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Strawberry Rossinis are like the Bellini you already know and love...but with a strawberry twist!

Rossini (Strawberry and Prosecco)

Posted on Mar 26th, 2016

Brunch is one of my favorite meals. I get to have all the foods I love and it's socially acceptable to drink alcohol at 10:30 in the morning. Wins…

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s'mores latte

S’Mores Latte and Espresso at Home

Posted on Feb 24th, 2014

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Capresso EC50 Espresso and Cappuccino Machine for review. No other compensation was received. All opinions…

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Sangria for #SangriaDay

Posted on Dec 20th, 2014

I used to think it was strange that National Sangria Day fell in the middle of December. Thank you, Beso Del Sol, for sending me a box of your…

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Seven Cherries

Seven Cherries Cocktail, Featuring Platinum 7X Vodka

Posted on Feb 9th, 2013

When your driveway looks like this, it suddenly becomes an excellent time to sample some vodka. We won't be going anywhere for quite some time…

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Sidecar cocktail

Sidecar Cocktail and Car Woes

Posted on Oct 17th, 2013

A few weeks ago, I started writing a post I was pretty proud of. It wasn't what you'd typically see on here--it had nothing to do with food--but it…

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Blueberry Lemonade for Mamas and Papas

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade: Too Hot To Cook… Might As Well Drink!

Posted on Jul 13th, 2011

What do you do when it's too hot to cook? Get take-out? Go to a nice, air-conditioned restaurant? Hide in your living room with a bowl full of cold…

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Strawberry Lemonade #SummerSoiree - poet in the pantry

Strawberry Lemonade

Posted on Jun 19th, 2014

I've had this idea mulling around in my head for a while now. Of talking about making lemonade out of your lemons. Because I had a lemon, recently. A…

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Strawberry Mint Tequila Smash

Strawberry Mint Tequila Smash Cocktail

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2014

Disclosure: The Baddish Group provided me with a mini sampler of Casa Noble tequila and a gift card for writing this post. All opinions remain my…

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strawberry shortcake gelatin shots

Strawberry Shortcake — Sort Of

Posted on May 11th, 2011

Class act. Yup, that's what I am. Last week, I actually told my husband that I wanted to make these gelatin shots to have at the ready so when I…

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Tequila Sunrise - Poet in the Pantry

Tequila Sunrises and Life Lessons

Posted on Oct 8th, 2014

I'm not afraid of change--at least, when it comes to home hair dying. I started going gray at 16 and have had ample opportunity to experiment with…

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Molasses Cookies with Kahlúa Buttercream - poet in the pantry

Toasted Almond and Molasses Cookies with Kahlúa Buttercream

Posted on Dec 4th, 2013

Christmas time is cookie time in my family. Not only is it a tradition to gather in my mom's kitchen and bake together, but we do it with a…

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Goodie Girl Toffee Chaos Cookie Milkshakes {sponsored post}

Toffee Chaos Cookie Milkshakes {gluten-free}

Posted on Oct 25th, 2016

Disclosure: This recipe for Toffee Chaos Cookie Milkshakes was developed in partnership with Goodie Girl Cookies, who compensated me for this post.…

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