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Welcome to Mixing Up Midlife, a weekly show for mid-lifers and empty nesters who want to shake up their middle years one challenge at a time. 

Part reality show, part audio diary and part cocktail hour, join us each week as we Mix up Midlife by doing the things we set aside while we grew our families and careers. 

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Jan 9, 2020

With the passing of her 90-year-old mom, Terri is no longer part of the sandwich generation and contemplates the idea of being the oldest generation in her family now, which is driving her desire to create a community for women in midlife even more than before.


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Today's Cocktail was the the Lavender Bees Knees 

Lavender Bee's Knees Cocktail

2 oz gin

¾ oz lavender honey syrup

¾ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

combine all of these ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake it until your hand gets cold. strain it into a coupe glass and add a twist of lemon, a honeycomb or a sprig of lavender to garnish.

To make the Honey Lavender syrup:

combine 1/4 of honey with 1/4 cup of water and about 2 T of lavender flowers over low heat. Stir the mixture until its totally combined which will take about 10 mins or so.

pull the mix off the heat and set aside to cool. Strain into a glass jar and keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


I used Empress 1908 Gin, which is a beautiful purple gin that gets its color from butterfly pea blossom.