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True Blood HBO PosterTrue Blood on HBO now has a cocktail to celebrate the romantic nature of the vampire, also a perfect drink for Valentine’s Day. There are no Southern Vampire Mysteries here, only southern goodness with bourbon and Sookie’s Virtue.

Sookie’s Virtue

1½ parts Basil Hayden’s bourbon
8 red grapes
2 raspberries
¾ part lemon juice
¾ part floral tea syrup* (see recipe below)


– Muddle red grapes, raspberries, lemon juice and floral tea syrup in a mixing tin.
– Add Basil Hayden’s bourbon and shake vigorously for 7 seconds.
– Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a grape and raspberry.

* Floral tea syrup: Combine 1 part of your favorite freshly brewed floral tea (jasmine, lavender,chamomile, etc.) with 1 part sugar. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved and refrigerate.

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True Blood TV series is based upon the novels by Charlaine Harris.


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