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Shaken, Not Stirred

Day 4 of the Paleo Iron Chef competition is Salmon.  I decided not to prepare something new for this one, and submitted the Salmon with Grapefruit-Pink Peppercorn Glaze recipe – it’s such a wonderful dish.

So, this week’s Spin Cycle is all about cocktails.  I used to post a lot of cocktail recipes – it all started when this was a very young blog and I mentioned that my husband made me chocolate martinis and someone asked me to post the recipe for it.

So I did.  And because Beloved is as talented with a cocktail shaker as he is with, um, other things, asking him to make me something “fun” and posting the results here became something of a regular feature.

Alas, the days of sugary, brightly colored foo-foo drinks are (mostly) past us – when we drink, it’s mostly wine; if we order a cocktail while dining out, it’s usually a martini made with Hendrick’s gin.  But all of the recipes are still here, if you wish to peruse and make them.

May I suggest the margarita?  Cinco de Mayo will be upon us before we know it.

Hell, have two – you don’t need to remember what you did that day.

Beloved’s Deadly Margaritas


Bora Bora Martini

Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini

Chocolate Martini

Creamsicle Martini

Hendrick’s Martini

Hot Toddy

Kitchen Sink Martini



Purple People Eater Martini

Raspberry Cosmopolitan

Red-Headed Stepchild Martini

Very Blueberry Martini

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