My true love gave to me..


…number 10.

As we wind down the list, we feature our 2nd mule. This one, quite different than the last.

Colleen Hughes at Crepe Cellar/Growlers is a rockstar, and her drinks are damn tasty too.

Check out holiday version of the classic Moscow Mule!

X-Mas Mule

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur

Cranberry syrup

Ginger Beer

Garnish with Rosemary

Yes, please!!



And on the 9th day…


A sort of local cocktail for those ever so elusive cold nights! Featured for only a short time at Zambra in Asheville!

Boys Don’t Cry

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum



Brown Sugar



Served Warm with Whipped Cream

How good does that sound?


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12 Days of cocktails – #8


I’m switching it up for this post because 8 is my favorite number. So instead of featuring a local cocktail, I’m gonna share with you one of my favorites. I have a penchant for sweet so it’s no surprise that one of my favorite libations is a Hemingway Daiquiri. Named after the writer, this version of the drink was one of Hemingway’s favorite cocktails. If made correctly, it is the perfect balance between tart and sweet.

Hemingway Daiquiri

Light Rum

Maraschino Liqueur

Grapefruit juice

Lime Juice

Simple Syrup


And on the 5th day…


Vivace gave to me…one hell of a cocktail.

Tonight, I got to spend some time at The Art of the Modern Cocktail party hosted by Liberate Your Palate Charlotte, anyway, we got to try cocktails from Passion 8, Bistro La Bon and Vivace! I got to try so many different cocktails, but if I had to pick just one to feature on BoozinQC, it would be the St. Mirtillo. It was tart, had tons of depth and it was awfully pretty.  Recipe is below along with a photo.

St. Mirtillo

Hendrick’s Gin

St. Germain


Cranberry Juice

Sour Mix


Just for fun, check out the entire menu from tonight, drinks were seriously special!