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Two to Tango

Whaddya know - it’s still January! It’s still bitterly cold, it’s still snowy, and our snuggly pup is still curled up on our laps, refusing to let us move too far or too fast. And that is okay by us! We are also refusing to move too far or too fast. Which also applies to cocktails. Anything that requires more than minimal effort right now seems like a non-starter. So, if you’re in the same winter hibernation mode as we are, then you will appreciate today’s round-up of cocktails. Two ingredients! Yes, count ‘em: one, two. Is it still a cocktail with two ingredients? You betcha! So you can still say to your friends and family, “Hey, I made you a cocktail,” and soak up all the love and appreciation. We won’t tell them that it took next to zero effort. 🤫


Beautiful Cocktail

1 oz. Cognac

1 oz. Grand Marnier

Swirl together the ingredients in a brandy snifter. Sip & enjoy!


Black Russian

2 oz. vodka

1 oz. coffee liqueur

Stir together in an old fashioned glass with ice. Sip & enjoy!


Black Velvet

5 oz. Stout or Porter beer

Champagne, to top

In a Collins glass, add the beer, then fill with champagne. Sip & enjoy!


Cape Codder

1 1/2 oz. vodka

Cranberry juice, to top

Add vodka to a highball glass filled with ice. Top with cranberry juice and stir gently to combine. Sip & enjoy!



2 oz. blended Scotch

1/4 oz. amaretto

In a rocks glass with ice, stir together ingredients until combined. Sip & enjoy!


Kir / Kir Royale

1/2 oz. crème de cassis

White wine (Kir) or champagne (Kir Royale), to top

In a wine glass (Kir) or champagne flute (Kir Royale), add crème de cassis. Top with white wine (Kir) or champagne (Kir Royale). Sip & enjoy!


Pink Gin

3 oz. Plymouth gin

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Add the bitters to a chilled cocktail glass, and swirl it around to coat the sides. Discard any additional bitters left. Add the gin into the glass. Sip & enjoy!


Rusty Nail

2 oz. blended Scotch

1 oz. Drambuie

Add ingredients into a rocks glass with ice. Gently stir to combine. Sip & enjoy!



2 oz. vodka

4 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice

In a Collins glass filled with ice, stir ingredients together to combine. Sip & enjoy!


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