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    I have the opportunity to spend a rare winters evening by myself.  Not often does my life present time that is completely discretionary as to activity and menu.  But, this evening is all mine!  So many possibilities pop into my head.  Do I want to go out?  Hook up with some friends?  Turn… Keep Reading

Butter Toffee

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Are the long January days getting you down?  Are you thinking about the sunny, warm days ahead when the outdoors will be calling you to step out and enjoy the sunshine? Print Butter Toffee Cocktail Author: The Milkhouse Kitchen Ingredients 1 ounce Rum Chata 1 ounce Caramel flavored vodka 1 ounce Butter Scotch Schnapps 1… Keep Reading

Cabin Fever

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If you live in the Midwest you undoubtedly already are suffering from it, and there is a long winter ahead.   Cabin Fever is a condition that can bring on hysteria or depression from spending too much time indoors.  The bitter cold and blanket of snow is certainly pretty to gaze at out your window…well for… Keep Reading

Pomegranate Martini


Of course we all know the benefits by now of eating pomegranates or drinking pomegranate juice.  It is rich in antioxidants, vitamin K and potassium.  Bonus is that it is also delicious.   Never more so than when it is mixed with good vodka, a little orange liqueur and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.   The… Keep Reading

Lemon Cheesecake Martini

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On my last visit to Atlanta, I asked the bartender to surprise me with an after-dinner drink of her choosing.  I was served the most wonderful lemon masterpiece.  A Lemon Cheesecake Martini. I had to recreate it! If you don’t love this cocktail, you may need to have your head examined.  It is sweet, tart,… Keep Reading


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This cocktail is a take on the Salty Dog.  It is bright and refreshing.  Grapefruit and gin play very well together.  The sprig of rosemary in your glass will fill your nose with the piney herb as you sip and enhance the taste experience. I like to serve this with a bacon wrapped date.  You… Keep Reading

Tis the Season

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The importance of scent throughout history cannot be denied.  The pomander was a ball filled with perfume and worn from the Middle Ages on as a form of protection against sickness and death in the days before modern hygiene and sanitation. By the 18th century a pomander was most often an orange studded with cloves… Keep Reading

Victorian Christmas

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Our Victorian Christmas fragrance is our best selling holiday fragrance.  Fresh cut pine from the deep woods mingles with rich spices for a very sophisticated combination.  I can’t help thinking of a snowy Christmas evening shared with loved ones by the warm fire.   This beautiful cocktail would be the perfect addition to any of… Keep Reading

Peppermint Pine Needle

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What can you say about this fabulous fragrance combination?  Well, let me start by saying that it is a custom mix that was created right here in our Milkhouse facility.    Created by combining 2 of the most recognized holiday fragrances around….and together they are even better. Fresh cut pine tree loaded with sweet peppermint candy… Keep Reading

Welcome Home

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This week’s post is completely personal. It is for our Welcome Home fragrance. There are few things that can fill you with more joy than having a loved one that you haven’t see for a long time, return to share time with you. You want to create all of the delicious treats that will bring… Keep Reading