Moscow Mule

Everyone who’s been to the Hartstone Inn knows that we love cocktails.  At any given time we feature up to ten “specialty” cocktails that we offer to our guests both during cocktail hour and at dinner.  The latest drink that we are crazy about is the “Moscow Mule”. History The Moscow Mule was ”born” in the …
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Fresh Black Raspberry Mojito

I have always loved raspberries-all kinds. When we purchased the house on Free St, I mentioned to Mary Jo that I would finally have the space to plant some. One day, to my surprise, Mary Jo returned from the nursery with one small black raspberry plant. Three years later, the plant has spread and taken over much of the back yard!  I feature the berries in the …
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Cocktail Mixology – Ginger-Pomegranate Martini

Every couple of months we feature a seasonal cocktail here at the Hartstone Inn and in the restaurant. This winter, I was experimenting with a ginger syrup and combined it with some pomegranate juice to create this recipe, which yields 3 martinis (2 if you drink out of large martini glasses as I do!). Ginger-Pomegranate Martini 4 oz …
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Cocktail Mixology – Blackberry Mojito

Blackberry Mojito 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves4 teaspoons granulated sugar (or 2 packets of Splenda)2 limes1/4 cup fresh blackberries3/4 cup light rum1 cup club soda2 sprigs fresh mint for garnish 1. Place the mint and sugar in a mortar and “muddle” it with a pestle. Squeeze in the lime juice and add half of the …
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Cocktail Mixology – Key Lime Martini

Key Lime Martini Graham cracker crumbs 1 1/2 limes 3/4 cup keke beach liqueur 3/8 cup vanilla vodka 1 cup crushed ice 2 slices of lime for garnish Make a thin layer of graham cracker crumbs on a small plate. Juice the limes and reserve. Take one of the squeezed lime halves and coat the …
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