Archive of ‘Valentine’s Day’ category

Homemade Coffee Liqueur Inspires These Seductive Sippers

You know that magic that happens when something just comes together so perfectly you can’t imagine a time when it wasn’t a thing that existed in the universe? Like kindred flavors that seemingly compliment one another in a bewitching way – like coffee & chocolate, for instance (relevant to this post). Or kindred spirits that make everything around them better just by […]

Four Amorous Cocktails For Valentine’s Day

A few weeks back I was asked to design a couple of signature cocktails for two intimate dinners hosted by the innovative wedding registry site Zola.com in the luxurious Parachute Hotel in Venice Beach. Because the theme of these dinners was inspired by LOOOOOVE, and with names like Honeymoon in Havana and La La Love, I thought these […]

The Long Kiss Goodnight featured on Behind the Bar | Design*Sponge

In honor of Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I created a make-out of a cocktail called The Long Kiss Goodnight for Design*Sponge’s Behind the Bar column. It’s actually a riff off of our New Year’s Eve tipple, the Auld Lang Syne. Instead of scotch, we used bourbon and the lemon juice was swapped for blood orange juice. We kept the […]

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 […]