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by Caitlin Saniga

Blushing rose

This may be the girliest recipe I’ve ever come up with. Really tasty and fragrant — but I’m pretty sure if you’re drinking this, you’re either getting pedicures, gallivanting in Paris, or getting married.

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by Sarah Steimer

Chamomile honey whiskeys

You could probably consider this to be a tea cocktail, but this tea IS made of merely dried flowers! I prefer to use loose, dried chamomile flowers in my teas because the flavor comes across as far more floral and less herbal than the tea bags. This is the perfect light, refreshing cocktail for a hot summer afternoon.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Lilac vodkas

Lilac vodkas are pretty and simple. No matter what, save a stem of lilacs for the garnish. The added scent boost makes all the difference.

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by Sarah Steimer

Rhubarb Bee's Knees with tequila

The original recipe does call for gin, but I happened to have tequila on hand (OK, and I’m not much of a gin drinker). Use what you will, as long as you can highlight the rhubarb! This definitely became my spring cocktail of choice. Enjoyed on my deck during the warm days that have finally rolled around!

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by Caitlin Saniga

Perky old fashioned

Coffee syrup, I’ve come to find since moving to Rhode Island, is a glorious elixir of goodness — one that New England has managed to keep secret from me until now. The most basic and beloved way to use coffee syrup (a simple syrup made from fresh-brewed coffee) is to add it to milk to make “coffee milk,” which is similar to chocolate milk. Add it to an old fashioned, and you’ve got a perky new twist on an old favorite. Here’s the brand I used for these cocktails.

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by Sarah Steimer

The Nor'easter

Sure, I’m not in the Northeast, but that hasn’t made this Midwest winter any easier to handle without a drink. I was a little worried that both the ginger beer and the syrup would over-sweeten this cocktail, but it actually struck a perfect balance with the booze and lime.

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by Sarah Steimer

Irish Buck

Beer is great, but sometimes you’ve got to class it up a little on St. Patrick’s Day and pour yourself a cocktail. This simple drink does the trick.

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