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Bourbon and Orange Smash

Even though not everyone likes or appreciates bourbon, I dare say a bourbon naysayer might like a Bourbon and Orange Smash.  The fresh-squeezed orange juice in this cocktail helps to smooth the bourbon so there is no wincing as is goes down (this is best when using in-season oranges, although I’m sure store-bought orange juice is good too).  This cocktail makes me want to go sit outside and put my feet up just as the sun is setting on a warm summer night with an appreciation that there isn’t two feet of snow on the ground.

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Overall Rating:  Like It

Source:  Real Simple Magazine

Vodka Ginger Lemonade

When I made this cocktail from Cottage Living on one of this summer’s first hot days, I was so happy with it I poured another icy glass and walked it over to my friend’s house for her to try.  The fresh lemon juice and simple syrup provides a refreshment that you just can’t get from powdered mix or concentrated lemonade.  The ground ginger adds a pleasant twist just be careful and maybe go a little shy of two full teaspoons otherwise it can overpower the drink.  The sparkling water also adds a nice fizzy touch.

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Overall Rating:  Love It

Source:  Cottage Living Magazine

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