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Blood Orange Margaritas

February 24, 2017 Cocktails
Blood Orange Margarita

Blood Oranges are the biggest scam of the citrus world since Meyer Lemons. I actually haven’t bought any in years, because I kept excitedly bringing bags of them home, only to cut them open and find they were barely pink inside. I randomly picked some up last week, and lo and behold they were actually a […]

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Guest Blogger: Weedy’s Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream

December 19, 2016 Cocktails
weedys-homemade-baileys

My friend Weedy showed up to Champagne & Cookies this year (more on that next week) with Homemade Bailey’s, two dozen shot glasses, and the confidence that she was about to blow everyone’s minds. I swear her version is even better than the real deal. She totally stole the show and I asked her to […]

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Fresh Strawberry Margarita

August 3, 2016 Cocktails
Fresh Strawberry Margarita

Don’t get excited, this is not my Signature Summer Cocktail. The #1 rule of the SSC, as dictated by my friend Weedy, is that it has to be super simple and quick to mix up. This is definitely not that, but it’s so delicious and vibrant that we have to talk about it anyway. The […]

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Rhubarb Mint Julep

June 22, 2016 Cocktails
Rhubarb Mint Julep

The collection of rhubarb based cocktails here on Planet Byn is getting quite extensive, and I love it. We’ve made two simple syrups to stir into cocktails, infused vodka with strawberries and rhubarb, made a margarita with a jam base, and last summer a delicious mojito. I had this mint julep recipe bookmarked since last […]

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Rhubarb Mojitos

August 3, 2015 Drinks
Rhubarb Mojito

So it’s August, and I’m still on rhubarb over here. I know that blueberries, cherries and peaches are waiting for me, so I’ve decided that this is the last week for rhubarb in my kitchen. I made some strawberry rhubarb jam yesterday, am working on a rhubarb recipe today that I’ve had bookmarked for THREE […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Margarita {Gastropost Mission #112}

July 24, 2014 Cocktails
Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Margarita

Last week, our Gastropost Mission was all about Perfect Pairings. Obviously you can see where this is going! Here on Planet Byn, there is no better summer pairing than Strawberry & Rhubarb. If they were a celebrity couple we’d call them Strubarb. Or Rhuberry. I can’t decide which one I like better! This was the […]

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Rhubarb Remix: Rhubarb, Lemon & Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup

June 26, 2014 Cocktails
Bourbon Rhubarb Cocktail - Copy

Summer has arrived in all it’s hot, humid, sweaty glory. After complaining all winter about the polar vortex, I have vowed to embrace this summer, and any time where I start to complain about something heat related, I flash back to every freaking layer of clothing I had to put on back in January, and […]

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Pink Lemonade Sangria

July 23, 2013 Cocktails
Pink Lemonade Sangria

  I know I just finished gushing about fresh, seasonal strawberries, and local Ontario fruit in general, but here’s a dirty little secret about me: I don’t like raspberries. Every year I try to convince myself otherwise, and bring home some hot pink little gems from the farmer’s market, but I think I’m finally ready […]

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Watermelon Mojitos {Gastropost Mission #59}

July 17, 2013 Cocktails
Watermelon Mojito

Do you need a palate cleanser after all that Strawberry Rhubarb goodness? I don’t, because I can’t get enough, but let’s pause for the cause and have a delicious Watermelon Mojito. Here’s what I had to say, as I “Hit Refreshment” for this latest Gastropost Mission: My usual go-to summer refreshment is homemade watermelon lemonade, […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Infused Vodka

July 10, 2013 Cocktails
Strawberry Rhubarb Cocktails

This isn’t really much of a recipe, but it must be recorded here for posterity, because this is too much of a good idea to forget. See, two years ago Tracy Shutterbean made some strawberry infused vodka, and it was something she and Joy talked about on one of the early episodes of the Joy […]

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