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Elderflower Martini

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in All, Drinks | 4 comments

Elderflower Martini

You know we love our cocktails, right? We have some great ones on here, like the Ginger Pear Martini and the Raspberry Paloma. But I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this Elderflower Martini with you. We tried to come up with a witty name, because this drink is so out-of-this-world tasty, but we just couldn’t come up with something that aptly described it. Elderflower? What the heck is that?

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Golden Margarita

Posted by on Feb 22, 2014 in All, Drinks | 5 comments

Cancun and Golden Margaritas from Garnish with Lemon

If you follow us on Instagram, you might have seen last week’s pictures of sun and sand and guessed correctly that I was NOT in snowy Minnesota. I just got back from a heavenly, sun-soaked week in Mexico. Which, of course, means mucho golden margaritas! My family has been going to Mexico for the past 20 years, and my dad was lucky enough to get his hands on the house margarita recipe. Today is National Margarita Day, a holiday that just begs to be celebrated, especially when we have 10 fresh inches of snow on the ground in this never ending winter. The Golden Margarita is a simple, tasty classic that needs to go to the top of your must make list. Once you have one of these, you’ll never go back to the bottled mix again.

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Ginger Peach Green Tea Smoothie

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in All, Drinks | 20 comments

Ginger Peach Green Tea Smoothie

My husband used to travel quite a bit for his old job, and his trips to Asia hooked him on a cultural staple: green tea. So naturally he tried to get me on board, too. Now I’m a tea drinker, so you wouldn’t think this would be a hard sell. But the authentic green tea he brought back from his travels just didn’t do it for me. I tried, I really did. But I just didn’t care for straight up green tea. So I started looking for substitutes, and my “house tea” was born: Ginger Peach Green Tea from The Republic of Tea. Just adding that bit of peach flavor and zip of ginger made it the perfect green tea for me. But who would have thought it would also make a tasty addition to my daily smoothie?

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Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sours

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in All, Drinks | 23 comments

Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sours

Need an easy batch cocktail for your Super Bowl party? I’ve got you covered. These Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sours are simple, seasonal and totally refreshing, especially when paired with some deliciously indulgent game day food.

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25 Delicious Smoothies to Jumpstart the New Year

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in All, Drinks | 26 comments

25 Delicious Smoothies to Jumpstart the New Year - Garnish with Lemon

Alright, folks, start your blenders! 2014 is officially here, and that means turning the page on the excess of the holiday season and starting the new year with healthier eating habits. Smoothies are a fast and easy way to get your fill of fruits and veggies, and this roundup of 25 smoothies has you covered no matter what your favorite flavor. 

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Perfect Manhattan Cocktail

Posted by on Dec 21, 2013 in All, Drinks | 0 comments

Perfect Manhattan Cocktail

We are thrilled to have our first guest poster today on Garnish with Lemon. I’ve often talked about how Kevin, my husband, is the master mixologist in our house. Here is his behind the scenes story of the Manhattan Cocktail.

I am so honored to have been invited as a guest blogger for Garnish with Lemon and to write about one of my favorite topics – the Perfect Manhattan Cocktail.

I did a bit of Google research to prepare for this post. As legend has it, the Manhattan Cocktail was invented in the 1870’s by Dr. Ian Marshall at The Manhattan Club in New York City at a banquet hosted by Lady Randolph Churchill (the mother of Winston Churchill). The drink became enormously fashionable as a result of that banquet, and, since the cocktail was not named then, people started referring it to as the Manhattan Cocktail because it was first served at The Manhattan Club. Controversy remains about the drink’s origins, but there is no question in my mind that this is one of the best cocktails out there, especially this time of year.

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