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Spiced-Up Caesars

HAPPY LONG WEEKEND!  What better way to celebrate the last long weekend of summer that with Canada’s Official Cocktail?  I can just see you now – setting off on a long weekend get-away, piling into a car and heading to cottage country with friends and family, waiting in a half hour line at Weber’s to get their famous burgers (ahem, milkshakes), and cracking open a few cocktails while enjoying the starry night. For you non-Ontarian’s, Weber’s is a famous burger joint right off the highway on the drive to cottage country. There is always a MASSIVE line for their triple patty cheeseburgers on the softest buns, rich chocolate milkshakes, and addicting fries sprinkled in a secret spice. Let’s just say, if it’s not on the way to your cottage, you’ll be making a detour.   This was me a few weekends ago, heading North with a friend visiting from NYC. While we didn’t mind sitting in a bit of traffic as we caught up and I masterfully DJ’d some tunes, we had a few hours to …

Lime Margaritas

Cheers! Get your long weekend started with a pitcher of freshly squeezed lime margaritas. Our family’s obsession was fuelled by a good friend’s mom’s secret recipe and her ingenious trick which lets you always have a batch of these on-hand and ready to go. She brought a ‘bag’ of margaritas up to my cottage and I’ve been forever hooked. They are so easy to make and are essential to have on hand for when unexpected guests arrive, or any lazy poolside night. Forget the sugar laden, artificial flavour crap you buy in a containers pre made or the caloric blended ones you’ve had at Moxies. I promise these will impress! (Not to mention they are artificial sugar-free.) My twist on the classic recipe relies on juicy farmers market limes, a splash of patron and cointreau, a squeeze of agave, and a good salt/sugar rim job. Use the signature margarita glass, of opt for these classic crystal Riedel glasses who make the perfect companion for any summer cocktail.   Ingredients: Makes 1 pitcher, or about 6 glasses  …