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Category: Beverages

Pumpkin Martini

A few years ago, my sweet friend Donna gave me a basket of ingredients for Thanksgiving. All the ingredients were liquid and “for adults only”! Included was a recipe for a Pumpkin Martini. Yay! After tasting the yumminess I couldn’t decide if it was a cocktail or a dessert. Well, why not drink your dessert?! This martini is so delicious and will surely remind you of Fall and the holidays; a perfect addition for your Thanksgiving…

Homemade Pumpkin Irish Cream

You will fall in love with this rich and luscious Pumpkin Irish Cream…this is your old favorite Irish Cream with a fall kick! It took several batches to combine just the right ingredients and I believe I came up with a winner! This liqueur offers flavors of cinnamon, baking spices, and chocolate with hints of vanilla and coffee. You can serve it alone; over ice or mixed into a cocktail; or make a boozy pumpkin spice latte! This…

A Rosé Cocktail – The Anna Rose

It seems that cocktails made with rosé wine are all the rage right now. And if that’s the case, we should have one here at Great Eight Friends, so I set out to create one! Well, creating a cocktail is more difficult than it may seem. It is much like cooking without a recipe, sure, it can be done…but to do it well takes some practice and much talent. Luckily, the day I was experimenting (and…

Pink Lemonade Margarita

Planning a bridal shower, ladies lunch or just an evening with your favorite gals? How pretty is this? A Pink Lemonade Margarita! It’s the perfect cocktail for that perfect occasion. Dainty and delicate in your prettiest glasses, this citrus-y cocktail has taken on a new slant! Not your typical Cinco de Mayo “bebida”! When I saw this recipe by Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty on Cosmopolitan magazine’s website, the pretty pictures caught my eye, and…

The Original Rum Daiquiri

Gr8 Friends! Have you ever had a moment when you realize that something that you’ve always thought of as one way only was originally something much more simple and pure? When we were in Puerto Rico visiting the Bacardi factory we learned the original recipe for a Rum Daiquiri is nothing like the frozen drink that most bars make! The Original Rum Daiquiri is more like a mojito type of drink. With only 3 ingredients (that’s…

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