Archive of ‘holiday’ category

Cinco de Mayo with Blended Beer Margaritas!

We all like rooting for the underdog. Being popular and a huge success and knocking it out of the park all the time can be sooooo boring. But there’s a reason some things are as successful as they are – donuts, Paris, roses, Beyonce, waterfalls….MARGARITAS! They’ve earned their rightful place in this popularity contest we call life. (BTW, […]

The Last Word Cocktail: Two Variations with Sunday Gin

The Last Word, like the Negroni is an equal parts cocktail, but with the added fourth ingredient being citrus, it is shaken, not stirred. Akin to the Negroni, this drink is also having a sort of renaissance with bartenders and home cocktail enthusiasts alike. Supposedly born at the Detroit Athletic Club around 1916, the Last […]

Rose de Noël

I’m dreaming of a….pink Christmas. The Rose de Noël is a take on one of my favorite festive cocktails, the French 75: Vodka replaces the gin, pink peppercorn syrup takes the place of simple syrup or a sugar cube, and a sparkling rosé is used instead of reg ol’ bubbly. And, a dusting of sugar and crushed […]

Mardi Gras & The Sazerac

Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday in French, starts on or right after Kings Day and right before Ash Wednesday and represents the last chance to feast before the fasting that occurs during the many weeks of Lent. But for many people, especially those in New Orleans, this time of year, also referred to as Carnival Season, is an […]

My Bloody Valentine!

It happens every year, like clockwork. Once February rolls around, I always fall madly, deeply, head over heels in love…with blood oranges! For last Thursday’s cocktail tasting with Quinciple, I cut up and juiced so many of these beauties that by the end of the night, the cocktail station looked like a gorgeous slaughter had […]

Happy New Year!

Typical morning coffee attire, amirite? I hope you all partied like rockstars! Whether you danced in your living room to Katie Perry and Miley Cyrus on repeat with one of your favorite 7 year olds, like myself, or you reflected on the events of the past year under the wintery stars or you got crunked […]

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