Tonight's Drink - Grapefruit Gingermargarita

This yummy drink was made with an odd combination of ingredients that I happened to have in the kitchen. My friend Jill and I rated these among the best margaritas ever.

3 ounces tequila 1/2 ounce Cointreau (the company my grandfather worked at) 1/2 ounce Morris Kitchen Ginger Syrup 2 or 3 Key limes, cut

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Tonight's Drink -- The Alabazam

Our goal was to make a drink with bitters, which we found when repacking my collection of miniature liquor bottles. With tonight’s drink, we killed the Cointreau, which we used instead of the curacao in the original recipe. This is a great-tasting drink but a bit too summery for a cool December night.

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Toasting Irene and the October snow storm

As one announcer put it, “It’s like Hurricane Irene, only colder.” We didn’t lose power but several of our trees pruned themselves. So to toast the clean-up effort, two more drinks, each to serve two:

3. Ginger Margarita — 3 oz tequila, 1 oz Triple Sec, 1 tablespoon ginger syrup, juice of one lime, shaken

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