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A Beergarita? Yup, you heard right and probably guessed that this is a margarita made with beer.  It's another great drink from our fans (and sometimes drinking buddies) in Kentucky (A shout out of thanks to Susan in Lexington!)  It sounds weird beer and tequila and lime...but boy does it work. I even have a friend who refuses to drink any other kind of margarita after having one of these.  Give it a whirl and you'll see what the bubbly salty beer does to make this drink a little bit red-neck but a total keeper. Cheers! XO Martha

Pantry Must Haves:
1 can minute maid lime frozen limeade
1 can 100% agave tequila
2 bottles of Stella Artois Beer
Mix the ingredients together, using the empty minute maid can to measure the tequila.  You can put it in the blender and mix it with ice or serve over ice.  Either way enjoy it cold with a wedge of lime.
 
 
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It's July in NJ and watermelons are everywhere for cheap and tasting their best.  So I'm kicking off a week of eating and experimenting with watermelon with an adult beverage.  I had a delicious watermelon drink when I was in South Beach Miami back in March. It was clear with little slivers of pink watermelon.  It was quite pretty and delicious, but I've had no luck making it with the ingredients they listed on their drink menu.  I'm suspecting they used watermelon flavoring or watermelon vodka.  So, I moved on and made up my own version of a watermelon cooler using watermelon juice that I made by puréeing fresh watermelon and straining through a sieve.  To make the most out of a big watermelon I use an ice cream scoop to scrape up the flesh I missed when cutting pretty triangles for the kids to eat.  It was enough for me to make 2 cups of juice!  Cheers! XO  Martha

Pantry Must Haves:
3 Parts Watermelon Juice
1 Part Vodka
1/2 Part Triple Sec
big squeeze of fresh lime
watermelon slice for a garnish
     In a shaker filled with ice add all the ingredients and shake vigorously.  Strain into a glass filled with fresh ice and garnish with a wedge of fresh watermelon. The recipe would also work using 1 1/2 parts citrus vodka and omitting the triple sec.
 
 
Sometimes after a long week, you're down in the dumps, dragging along and you feel like you could use a transfusion.  Good thing we have one handy!  With just three simple ingredients, this beverage is tasty, pretty and goes down way too easily.  Some of my pals who are South Orange Elks get the credit for introducing this drink into my diet.  Drink up, relax and feel better!   
Cheers! XO  Martha
Transfusion:
2-3 oz. vodka
2-3 oz grape juice
ginger ale
ice & grapes for garnish
Fill a tall glass with ice and add 
vodka, and grape juice and top with 
ginger ale.  Stir and serve with 
some grapes on a stirrer to garnish.  
Sip & Enjoy!