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Wine Tidbits

December 11th, 2011 by Pamela Murski

One Case of Wine

=30 pounds of grapes

=48 glasses of wine

=12 bottles of wine

One bottle of wine

=2.4 pounds of grapes

=4 glasses of wine

=4 happy people

Experience all this first hand from the wineries of the Bluebonnet Wine Trail!  Book a stay at the ranch and make the fun last a little longer!

Raspberry Rush Cocktail

February 1st, 2011 by Pamela Murski

Texas B&B Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Our Valentines Day Cocktail recipe at the ranch:

(Serves 2)

1 Tb. Raspberry-Rosemary Infused Simple Syrup**
2 tsp. St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
2 Tb. Skyy Vodka
1/2 fresh lemon juiced
20 fresh raspberries, divided between 2 champagne flutes

Mix first four ingredients and divide between the 2 raspberry filled champagne flutes.  Gently top each flute with Prosecco until each glass is filled.

**Recipe:  Make a simple syrup by boiling 1 cup sugar to 1 cup water and adding 1 cup fresh raspberries and 6 inch sprig of fresh rosemary to the pot. Cover and let steep 20 minutes, muddle and mash down raspberries and then strain syrup into clean sterile bottle, being sure to remove all solids from syrup.  Seal and store in freezer or refrigerator.

Murski B&B Cocktail Recipe for Romance

January 17th, 2011 by Pamela Murski

Being passionate about everything involving food and drink, we love to offer specialty drinks and recipes to our guests at the B&B, especially during our cooking classes and Foodie Weekends.  Hosting elopements, romantic packages, anniversary celebrations and special birthdays allows us to offer lots of delicious drinks and goodies throughout the year,  making every occasion extra special and memorable.  This is a bubbly cocktail that is delicious year round, especially if you like Prosecco or champagne!


3 cups vodka
2 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice (10-12 lemons)
½  cup plus 3 tablespoons superfine sugar
1 bottle Prosecco and Ice, for serving
Thin lemon slices, halved, for garnish
Combine vodka, lemon juice, and sugar, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves. Transfer to an ice-filled pitcher  and lemon slices.  Fill each  flute 3/4 full and top off with Prosecco.  Serve with an additional twist.

Cranberry Lemon Martini Recipe

December 14th, 2010 by Pamela Murski

5 Tablespoons (2.5 oz) Cranberry Syrup Base

3 Tablespoons (1.5 oz) Citrus Flavored Vodka

Fresh or Frozen Cranberries

Lemon Wedges

For each cocktail, fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add Cranberry Syrup and vodka. Cover; shake. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with cranberries and lemon wedge. Makes 1 drink. (I like to frost the rim with sugar before pouring drink into glass).

Cranberry Syrup Base:

In large saucepan combine one 12 oz. package fresh or frozen cranberries, 2 cups sugar, 2 cups water. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Simmer 20 minutes uncovered. Remove from heat, cool. Blend mixture in food processor or blender. Strain, discarding seed and skin. Stir in 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup Limoncello and 2 dashes bitters. Mixture will be slightly thick. Cover and chill to store.

Moscow Mule Cocktail

November 20th, 2010 by Pamela Murski

Moscow Mule Copper Mug

The Moscow Mule Cocktail seems to have made a comeback!  It is a good thing for it is a truly unique drink that is good year round!  Look for this yummy beverage to turn up during one of our famous culinary getaway Foodie Events……The recipe,  easy to make, must contain ginger beer to be authentic:

Moscow Mule

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 tsp. sugar syrup
  • Fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup ginger beer
  • 1 sprig fresh mint
  • 1 slice of lime

Directions:  In a highball glass or a copper mug  pour vodka over ice. Add  sugar syrup and lime juice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint.

For the trivia buff, here’s a little history……

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