Posts Tagged ‘Fall Cocktails’

A Special Whiskey for a Thanksgiving Cocktail: Remus Repeal Reserve Bourbon & the Old Pal

It’s here – my most favorite time of year! We get to surround ourselves with loved ones, think about all the things we are grateful for, and eat our weight in mashed potatoes! Wheeee! What more could you want? Well, booze of course, duh. Don’t worry your sweet potato head about it. I gotchoo, boo. […]

Pineapple Ginger Sparkler #WhatsInYourValdo Contest

Do this booze blogger a solid and vote here, please! Since moving to Los Angeles from New York City, my relationship to the seasons has become…complicated. I still crave all of the things you would during the colder months  – cozy fires inside, hot cider, crunchy leaves underfoot. But because this place is so head […]

Wild Roots Distillery Taps Pacific Northwest Flavors, & Two Fruit Forward Summer Sippers

When I think of my childhood summers in the Pacific Northwest, I remember never-ending days outside, playing make-believe for hours on end, building forts in the woods (this is before we thought we’d get murdered there), scream-running through sprinklers, and roller skating. Lots and lots of roller skating. And those days always involved foraging and […]

A Friendsgiving Cocktail! The Green Pear Sparkler

The Thanksgiving countdown is underway! T-minus seven days until the turkey frenzy takes over America’s kitchens and tummys and couches and zzzzz. I cannot WAIT to be a lazy mofo for three days straight! Who’s with me?! (super lethargic virtual high-five) Maybe you’ve sorted out your main menu. Maybe you’re gonna wing it like an […]

Chipotle Cherry Bourbon Smash

The ‘Smash’ is in effect a Julep on a small plan.” – Harry Craddock, The Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930 What is a smash? It sounds fun! According to cocktail lore, it is essentially a julep. Sooo…spirit, sugar, water, mint and ice. A smash usually uses fresh, seasonal fruit. Muddled or…smashed, as it were! Some smashes have other herbs […]

New York Harvest Cocktails with ME this Saturday, November 8th!

Hey, New Yorkers! Are you as excited as me about the Autumnal explosion that has unleashed itself all around us? And all of the yummy flavors that go along with this season? Do you like to support neighborhood businesses and local booze makers? Do you want to take your cocktail skillz and holiday entertaining to the next […]

A Halloween Cocktail: The Devil’s Bet

Halloween is just around the corner, you guys! We’re now in the final countdown. Are you ready? Are you surrounded by expertly carved jack-o-lanterns? Have you been celebrating all week in sexy hazmat suits? (please, no) Are you looking for a delicious Halloween cocktail that doesn’t involve candy corn? (please, yes!) This cocktail, The Devil’s Bet, is […]

Fall In The Catskills & The Phoenicia Flea

Check out our spectacular fall weekend in the Catskills last week! Could that montage be any more autumnal?! Can’t you just smell the wood smoke in your scarf, hear the crunchy leaves underfoot and taste the hot, spiced apple cider and whiskey cocktails I was concocting?? If you weren’t transported by that explosion of earth tones […]

The Bonfire Brew

As I mentioned on Saturday, I was on my way to a camping weekend extravaganza in beautiful rural Pennsylvania… It did not disappoint. The weather was beyond beautiful. The camp was packed with a fabulous mix of folks as usual. We even had our own hashtag. Nailed to a tree. Yep, we were in nature but we were […]

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