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Blueberry Whiskey Sour

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Sparkling Champagne Pomegranate Margaritas

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Recipe: Butternut Squash Couscous Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

We love this light couscous salad with winter squash served as a holiday side or weekday lunch.

Ingredients

2 cups couscous, cooked to package directions
1 1/2 – 2 lb butternut squash
1/2 cup pomegranate arils
handful of fresh mint, chopped
Orange Vinaigrette
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tbsp orange zest
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp honey
1/2 cup olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Cook the couscous and toss with some olive oil.

Cook the butternut squash: pierce the squash several times with a sharp knife. Place on a plate and microwave on high for 5-10 minutes. Remove from the microwave and let cool until you can handle it. Cut in half, remove seeds, cut into bite sized pieces trimming off the skin as you go.

Prepare the dressing: Combine all the ingredients in a blender or whisk until you have a smooth dressing. Adjust any ingredients to taste. Combine the couscous with the squash, pomegranate, and mint. Toss with dressing or serve the dressing on the side.

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Recipe: Green Tea Gimlet Cocktail

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Aperol Cosmopolitan Cocktail

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Plum-Mint Gin Fizz Cocktail

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Recipe: The Polar Queen Cocktail

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Recipe: Raspberry Coconut Margarita

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Best Ever Homemade Italian Vinaigrette

Best Ever Homemade Italian Vinaigrette recipe, use this salad dressing on everything from pasta salads to green salads to marinating vegetables, meats and seafood.

3/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
1/8 cup white wine vinegar
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup finely freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp of EACH dried parsley, drained oregano, dried basil, garlic powder, onion powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp EACH black pepper, paprika
1/2-1 tsp agave or honey, or add more to taste

Add all ingredients into a mason jar, tighten the lid and shake until well combined. You can also add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk until well combined.
Store in an airtight container up to two weeks. Shake or whisk each time before use. If the oil becomes a solid in the fridge, just lettuce dressing sit out a few minutes for it to become room temperature.

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Recipe: French 75 Cocktail

Serve this celebratory French 75 Cocktail recipe, a bubbly treat for any occasion! Great for New Year’s Eve or any time you crave a bubbly toast!

1 cocktail

1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
1 oz gin
3 oz Brut Champagne

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the lemon juice, simple syrup & gin. Shake well & strain into a chilled champagne flute or coupe glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist & a few raspberries.

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Recipe: Appletini Cocktail

This deliciously sweet and refreshing Appletini Cocktail recipe will be the hit at your next happy hour or holiday party!

1 Appletini

2 ounces apple liqueur
2 ounces apple juice
1.5 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce Triple Sec
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thinly sliced apples for garnish

Pour the apple liqueur, apple juice, vodka and triple sec into an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake until well combined and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an apple slice.

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