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Holiday Drink Recipe: Red Garland (Alcohol Free)

Red GarlandRed Garland Cocktail

3 ounces cranberry juice
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounces orange juice
1 slice lime

Pour the cranberry juice and lime juice over ice and shake well. Strain into a large wine glass.  Splash with orange juice and place the lime slice on top.

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Alcohol Free Poinsettia

It’s the holiday party season and some of your guests will appreciate alcohol free options beyond a seltzer with a lime.  Try this out!

Alcohol Free Poinsettia

2 oz cranberry juice
3 oz ginger-ale
squeeze of lemon

Build over ice in a tall glass.  Garnish with a sprig of mint, if desired.  

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Finishing Up Your Thanksgiving Menu? Don’t Forget Beverages!


Turkey Day is almost here!   Here are a few drink suggestions for you, from simple to moderately difficult.

Rhett Butler
1 1/2 oz bourbon
cranberry juice to balance
lemon wedge for garnish
Pour over ice.

Apple Pie Margarita​
1 oz white tequila
1 oz DeKuyper® Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
1 1/2 oz apple juice
1 1/2 oz sweet and sour mix
cinnamon sugar
Rim a margarita glass with the cinnamon sugar and fill halfway with ice. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into glass. Yummy!

Pumpkin Pie Margarita
2 oz reposado tequila
1 tbsp pumpkin puree
sour mix
Rim a glass with the cinnamon-sugar. In a shaker half-filled with ice combine tequila, pumpkin puree, and about 2 oz sour mix. Shake, shake, shake. Pour into prepared glass. Delish!

Sparkling Harvest Punch
2 cups chilled cranberry juice
2 cups chilled apple juice
1 1/2 cup chilled orange juice
2 cups chilled club soda
Orange slices (to taste)
Frozen cranberries (to taste)
Mix together everything in a punch bowl. Add a bottle of vodka for an
alcoholic punch.


Mark Woods aka TikiTender has been a fixture in the Flagler County beverage scene since 2004.  His primary “wood” is at the Golden Lion in Flagler Beach, which has twice been named a Top 10 Beach Bar by  He has also been spotted behind the bar at Henry’s Harborside Bar, McCharacter’s Music Cafe & Sports Pub, and Europa Lounge & Bistro.   His creative drink mixing and welcoming personality have led “Tiki” to be voted the area’s favorite bartender five times  by the readers of Backstage Pass Magazine.   Visit for more about him. 


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Drink Recipe: Gingerbread Man

Gingerbread Man
1 oz irish cream
1/2 butterscotch liqueur
1/2 oz Goldschlager® cinnamon schnapps

Pour all over ice in a large rocks glass.  Shake and enjoy.   Also can be shaken with ice and strained into a shot or martini glass.

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Thanksgiving Drinks For Island Time Radio!

I am calling in to Island Time Radio Show tonight for my regular drinks feature.  Tonight’s call in will be from Toucan’s Bar & Grill in Brunswick, GA.   Tune in at between 11:00-11:30 to hear me on the show.

Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I am mixing up some cocktails for the occasion.

Cranberry Margarita
1.5 oz tequila
2 oz sour mix
1 oz cranberry juice

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice.  Shake, shake, shake!  Pour over ice into your favorite margarita glass.     Also tastes yummy when disguised in a red dixie cup.

Cheesecake Martini
2 oz Absolut® Vanilia vodka
1 oz cranberry juice

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice.  Shake, shake, shake!  Strain into your favorite chilled martini glass.  Can also be served over ice.

Pudding Shots
1/4 cup Kahlua® coffee liqueur
1/4 cup Bailey’s® irish cream
1/4 cup vodka
8 ounce tub Cool Whip
5 oz box chocolate instant pudding

Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl and pour into 14 plastic shot glasses.    Put into the freezer to set, then remove to the fridge a few hours before your party.


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