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Instant Pot Limoncello

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Living in the middle of nowhere North Dakota, I get pretty excited when I find speciality products at our local grocery store. As I was cruising the aisles last week, I almost shrieked in the produce section when I found Meyer Lemons. I LOVE Meyer Lemons, mostly because they are a much sweeter and more versatile lemon than its’ traditional counterpart. The juice goes lovely in salad dressings, desserts, and many other things. The peels you can candy to use…

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Drinks & Cocktails Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Honey Sage Whisky Cocktail featuring Neale Family Farms

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This summer was my first time growing a garden and with that garden I also grew a patch of various herbs. Some of the herbs did really well and some did poor. My sage plant grew like crazy! And then I was left wondering what in the world was I going to do with all that sage!? I got the idea to make simple syrups out of all my herbs to use in cocktails. I shared a recipe for a…

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Thyme-Vodka Lemonade

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In my wrap-up of our Great Canadian Harley trip, I shared about my love for Park Distillery in Banff, Alberta.  Not only do they craft some great spirits, their cocktail menu is so creative, the atmosphere is perfection, and the employees are super friendly. We had an amazing time enjoying some drinks, chatting with the bartenders, and taking in the atmosphere while in Banff. I tried one of their mocktails, a thyme lemonade utilizing a thyme simple syrup. How clever is that!? Being…

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Coteau des Prairies Lodge Summer Beer Dinner with Surly Brewing Company

Coteau Des Prairies Lodge Summer Beer Dinner with Surly Brewing Company

If you’ve never heard of the Coteau des Prairies Lodge, let me introduce you! There’s this gorgeous log cabin style lodge quite literally in the middle of nowhere North Dakota, which if you’ve surmised from my postings, is a gorgeous place to be! If you’re ever traveling through South Eastern North Dakota through fields filled with cows and crops and several miles down a gravel road, suddenly you’ll come to this massive lodge on the hill. And you’ve made it.  The…

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Blueberry Mojitos

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This spring I purchased a mint plant and as anyone who has grown mint knows, it has gone wild! I decided to do what one does with an excess of mint and MAKE MOJITOS!  It is pretty depressing for me to admit this, but I had never had a mojito! So I google’d a couple recipes and as I was digging in the fridge to get my limes, I saw the blueberry syrup I had made a couple weeks before….…

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Grapefruit Basil Martini

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While in Hawaii, among all the incredible tropical fruit drinks that flow freely, I found one of my new FAVORITE cocktails to date. I tend to be more of a classic gal when it comes to my cocktails. Whisky sours, lemon drop martinis, and now Grapefruit Basil Martinis! I am such a sucker for anything grapefruit, so this drink caught my eye while my hunny and I enjoyed a date night at Tommy Bahama’s.  The grapefruit + the basil was…

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Cran Apple Moscow Mules

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Ever since we visited our good friends in Montana and they introduced us to the wonder that is Moscow Mules, I’ve been addicted to them. The ginger beer. Vodka. A splash of lime. And it’s served in a copper cup!? It’s pretty much cocktail perfection.  Before they came to visit, I scored two pairs of these beautiful Copper Mugs on Amazon. They are purely copper, not lined like most copper cups I see in the store are. And Moscow Mules at the…

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Drinks & Cocktails Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Vanilla Pear Vodka featuring Double M Farms

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A while back I found myself with an abundance of pears… Not wanting to make a bunch of baked goods, I did what any logical woman would do… I made vanilla pear infused vodka! And holy yum, this stuff is PERFECT for Moscow Mules. I call that a win! Thankfully, I found a pear producer from California to go along with this boozy feature! Thank you to Double M Farms for sharing your story with us!  PEARS: DOUBLE M FARMS…

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Drinks & Cocktails Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Honey Peach Whiskey Sour featuring Sweet Cheeks Honey

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In 2014, Mark & Sara Hewitt set out with a passion and an idea. The passion, to find a means to help pollinators on their farm. The idea, adding honey bees to their farm plan. Just like that, Sweet Cheeks Honey was born! Skip forward to 2015, Sweet Cheeks Honey has just finished packaging their first batch of honey! When Sara contacted me to be featured, I was overjoyed to give them an opportunity to share their story with my little…

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Canada Dry Holiday Cocktails

Canada Dry Holiday Cocktails

This post brought to you by Dr Pepper Snapple Group. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Prairie Californian. I secretly love parties, especially Holiday parties. Houses decked out in trees and lights, people gathered together reminiscing on the year that has past, huge spreads of delicious food and appetizers, and of course an excuse for fancy cocktails! Looking for something fun and fruity for your Holiday party? Or how about something classic and traditional? With these two…

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