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Category: Adult Beverages

Prosecco Mint Julep

The long standing classic cocktail at the Kentucky Derby, since 1938, has always been the Mint Julep. A very simple recipe with a good Kentucky bourbon, crushed ice, sugar, water and fresh mint. There are several variations of the mint julep including the substitution of the sacred bourbon for gin. Of the numerous Mint Julep recipes we’ve tried, Debbie and I have found our individual tastes. We settled on the concoction with Prosecco (or any Champagne/Sparkling Wine…

Heavenly Hot Chocolate!

It’s January, it’s cold, it’s raining, and honestly I cannot think of anything that sounds more warm and cozy right now (besides my slippers) than a mug of hot chocolate! When my kiddos were young, I remember they loved to have a big mug of hot chocolate on a rainy day. I was reminded of this when I arrived home earlier this week and was greeted at our neighborhood corner by these two adorable smiles giving free…

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…

Paper Plane #2 Cocktail

Many cocktails are made with the “clear” spirits: vodka, gin and tequila. But lately there has been the creation of some nice tasting drinks with whiskeys, my preference. One of my new favorites is the ‘Paper Plane’, created by New York bartender, Sam Ross. The name comes from the song “Paper Planes” by M.I.A., which he was listening to while working on the recipe. Aside from being a very flavorful drink, it is easy to remember the recipe…

Clink then Drink

Ahhhh, the holidays…..We love the holidays because they embody what we are about here at Great Eight Friends…Gr8 Food, Gr8 Friends, Gr8 Fun! And we hope that some of our posts have made your lives a little easier and a lot more Fun. When gathering with Gr8 Friends and Family to celebrate, it’s always nice to have a signature drink. Debbie and Phil always choose a signature cocktail and have a pitcher ready to…

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