The Stever Cocktail

TheStever4Created by my one and only… Steve Hollister. It’s refreshing with a little kick and it was the perfect drink to compliment our Hunter Gatherer Dinner! (Steve I hope you don’t mind that I’m sharing your recipe!)TheSteverThe ingredients:
3 oz. of tequila
The juice of half of a lime
1.5 oz. of freshly squeezed orange juice*
.5 oz. of agave nectar
2 jalapeño slices
Club soda to top off
*Now you can’t go using tropicana.  You have to either squeeze it yourself or buy the good stuff –  Natalie’s is my favorite brand.
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Add all of the ingredients except for the club soda to a cocktail shaker and shake it up!
TheStever3Pour over ice and top it off with some club soda.
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Tipsy Peach Iced Tea


Remember last week when I posted about Julia’s Tea Party Shower? Well, I mentioned that I would post the recipe for the signature cocktail that we served: The Tipsy Peach Iced Tea.  It is an easy and refreshing summer cocktail recipe to have in your back pocket the next time you are entertaining.


The Ingredients:
1 oz. of Vodka
1 oz. of Peach Liqueur
1 oz. of Peach Schnapps
1 oz. of Spiced Rum
6 oz. of Sweet Tea
Optional: Mint, Lemon & Peaches for garnish

All these bottles might seem intimidating.  Trust me,  is so super simple because you are just mixing the ingredients together!  You don’t need a cocktail shaker and you don’t have to squeeze any juices!

Fill a mason jar full of ice, grab your jigger and mix up all the ingredients.  I like to add mint leaves, lemon slices and peach slices to make it look more fancy than it really is!!


Here are the ratios if you are making a pitcher or filling a drink dispenser: 1 cup of the Vodka, Peach Liqueur, Peach Schnapps, Spiced Rum and 6 cups of Sweet Tea.

Cheers! Enjoy the first weekend of summer!!!


The Mint Julep – Just in time for the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby starts today!  That means everyone is drinking Mint Juleps.  I’ve never made a Mint Julep before and I’m not usually a fan of bourbon so I had my work cut out for me.  I checked out a couple of recipes and played around with ingredients and came up with one that works for me.  What it came down to is that bourbon is pretty strong so I needed to sweeten it up a bit!

The tools:
-Cocktail shaker (Like this Mason Jar shaker that is available at Milly & Grace!)
-Classic Mint Julep CupMintJulep
The ingredients:
Handful of fresh mint
1oz of lemon juice
1 TB & 2 tsp of brown sugar
4oz of bourbonmintjulep1Add the mint, lemon and sugar to the mason jar shaker.  Muddle it up and be sure to give a little elbow grease! MintJulep2
Add the bourbon and 2 handfuls of ice. Shake it up! Grab your Mint Julep cup (ours is from Flowers on Chestnut in Nantucket) and fill it with crushed ice. *Don’t have crushed ice? Put some in a ziplock bag, grab a wooden spoon and blow off some steam.* Pour your Mint Julep!mintjulep3
Garnish with some fresh mint & a cute straw of course!mintjulep5
Happy Friday & Happy Kentucky Derby!mintjulep4
If you end up trying this cocktail, let me know what you think!