Posts Tagged ‘Basil’

The Wooden Palate, Clase Azul & The Blackberry Basil Tequila Cobbler

Early last month, I had the opportunity to test out some prototypes of beautiful, handmade wooden muddlers created by the Los Angeles-based wood-working husband and wife dream team behind The Wooden Palate, Ryan Silverman and Eileen O’Dea. After some slight adjustments, these stunning muddlers are up on their site and ready to muddle all of your cocktails […]

Summer Cocktails for FreshDirect

If you live in the New York metropolitan area, including parts of New Jersey, Connecticut and Philadelphia, you know ALL about FreshDirect, an online grocer that delivers fresh and prepared food to your door. It’s pretty much a godsend for anyone entertaining, cooking for a group or planning an event, because no one, and I mean NO […]

The Last Drop of Summer

You guys! Summer is fast coming to a close. Whaaaaa happened?! I barely broke out my bathing suit, my feet hardly touched anything that resembles sand, and I didn’t eat nearly enough grilled meats al fresco. Summer, I hardly knew ye.  Every year, it’s always at this exact time, at the onset of Labor Day […]

Your Easter Cocktail: The Primavera Cup

Spring, spring, spring, spring, spring, SPRIIIIIINNNNNGGGG! It’s finally here! And with it comes a whole batch of inspired, fresh flavors. In lieu of chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks today, make this herbaceous, springtime treat. Galliano Liqueur is absurdly underused in cocktails. It is occasionally used as a digestif in Italy but most people associate it […]

Grapefruit & Gin & Campari, Oh My…

I’ve had a thing for the grapefruit/gin/Campari combo for a while. And all spring I was making variations on this Collins type cocktail that I ended up serving at two events last week. The larger event’s version was made with vodka instead of gin and didn’t have basil. But out of three very different cocktail […]

Cocktail Crush, California Edition: Ventana Inn’s Basil Gimlet

I’m not going to lie. The moment captured above looks ALMOST as enchanting as the actual experience itself. No wonder I fell head over heels for this smooth operator. I mean, it didn’t hurt that I had some of my favorite ladies with me or that Big Sur, California is the definition of magic (seriously, […]