BLOG: Drink Expectations - Guest Post by Kim Hendrickson, Salvia Press

Christmas is the time of the year for a big party in my house and over the years I’ve made of point of choosing a “signature drink” to kick the party off as guests come in…..I have a big picnic each Memorial Day and I’ve taken the “signature drink” idea and applied it to my picnic menu for the last few years so that now when guests come, the immediately ask what the holiday drink I’m serving? Who says you can’t teach an old dogs new tricks…maybe new expectations?

This year, because of all of the erratic weather and threats of rain, I decided early that day to move the party inside, BUT I made sure I had a table set up at the front door entrance and had this year’s drink ready to grab.

There are so many cool mixed drinks to try and I chose a remix of a 1920’s drink called a Bees Knees. Below is the recipe; my guests loved it!



Serves 8

2 ¾ cups pineapple juice

2 cups gin

1 ½ cups lemon juice

1 ½ cups grapefruit juice

½ cup honey


Mix all together in a blender. Garnish with grapefruit slices.


Perhaps try adding some tea as well. (Drink responsibly!)


~ Kim Hendrickson, Salvia Press
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KIM HENDRICKSON, author of the Tastefully Small cookbook series, has been teaching for nearly twenty years. A regular instructor at the John C. Campbell Folk School, she is a frequent speaker at culinary events throughout the U.S.  She has catered for The Travel Channel’s Bizarre Food Show, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Penguin Repertory Theater. And TV’s “Slangman”, David Burke. Kim's book, "Finger Sandwiches", is the only one of its kind, dedicated exclusively to a celebration of unique and flavorful tea sandwiches, and her "Savory Bites" and "Dessert Canapes" books help round out the Tastefully Small series to make any gathering both fun and delicious. See

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