Valerie’s Bar

gin and juice

My Gin and Juice

Whatever time of day, this drink looks pretty enough to hold court with that beautiful bottle.

port and tonic

White Port & Tonic

With only two ingredients and a garnish, it is the perfect antidote to muddling and mixing overload— in the heat of summer, who wants to spend any more time in the kitchen?

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Watermelon Margarita

This perfect summer cocktail is seasonal, fresh and believe it or not—actually tastes like watermelon.

rose champagne

Valentine Champagne

You can find great bottles of specialty bubbles with a less expensive price tag than the old standbys.

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Cupid Comes Early: Gifts for the Bar

Inspired by some recent finds and the upcoming return of Mad Men, I’m planning to outfit my own Don Draper this Valentine’s Day with some great old school bar items.

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Gin & Bear It

Mix a harvest of bright, succulent limes with our Indian summer heat wave and you have the perfect excuse for a good old gin cocktail. Mine is aptly named Sisters’ Gin Gimlet.