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The Peony Royale Cocktail with Peony Vodka

Besides food and drink items, I have a very short list of ‘favorites’. Two things that are permanent features of said ‘favorites list’ are peonies and upstate New York. Peonies are the most fabulous flower on earth… don’t argue with me, their fabulosity has been scientifically proven. Upstate New York is stunningly gorgeous and one of the best places in America. I know this because I used to live on the East Coast and every weekend I could be found traversing the scenic roads of that gorgeous land. So, when I was asked if I would like to sample and …

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‘Just Because Day’ with Chambord

Did you know that today, August 27th, is “Just Because Day”? It is a day to embrace the little pleasures in life, for no reason at all. Eat dessert before dinner; sing loudly into a hairbrush to Queen; binge watch Outlander while eating a pint of ice cream. Personally, this sounds awfully like everyday to me, but hey I’ll take this opportunity to celebrate regardless. One of the best ways to observe the holiday is with a decadent cocktail. Lucky for us, my friends at Chambord have sent me some fun cocktails to share with you. There’s no better day …