Savoring the Season: Spicy Watermelon Margaritas

The sun is blazing, and its late afternoon on a Sunday.  We retreat to our patio to escape the sweltering heat.  The ceiling fans are humming overhead, and the wind down begins.  Warm weather appetizers are a must and we start with crispy polenta rounds, with creamy burrata, sliced watermelon wedges, and a arugula tossed … Continue reading Savoring the Season: Spicy Watermelon Margaritas

When you are serious about your cocktail…. A Maiden’s Prayer

The Maiden Prayer has all the elements which allows you to create this cocktail anyplace, anywhere with a few quality ingredients  which include gin, orange liqueur, and fresh orange and lemon juices.A slightly sour but refreshing palate opener. A perfect lead to a good meal anytime of year.A Maiden's Prayer CocktailMakes two 4-1/4-ounce drinksAdapted from … Continue reading When you are serious about your cocktail…. A Maiden’s Prayer

Savoring the Season: A Southern Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Our good friends invited us over for a new cocktail they were enjoying.  Typically, not fan of whiskeys but we were pleasantly surprised.Old fashioned cocktails have a place in American culture. This cocktail dates back to 1806.   A recipe which included a mix of spirits of any kind, water, sugar cubes and bitters.   … Continue reading Savoring the Season: A Southern Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Festive Fizz Cocktail

It's the holidays! A wonderful and most Booziest time of year. And to make your spirits brighter here is a festive fun cocktail you can whip up with just a few simple ingredients and a couple of really hard shakes.Festive Fizz CocktailServes 2Recipe from all recipesIngredients:Holiday Simple Syrup1/2 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup water1/2 cinnamon stick1 (3-inch) rosemary sprigFor … Continue reading Festive Fizz Cocktail

Shout out to all my Peeps

I am late to the party!  Happy Easter!  Pink Bunny MartiniServes 3Ingredients:1-12 ounce frozen Raspberry Lemonade concentrate8-ounces gin  (adjust the amount of gin to your own taste)12-ounces tonic waterDirections:In a tall pitcher, mix raspberry lemonade concentrate, gin and tonic water. Blend well. Serve ice cold.Note: To make the sugar rim. Use white sugar with a … Continue reading Shout out to all my Peeps

Meyer Lemon Gimlet Cocktail with Rosemary

"There is more to life than increasing its speed" -GhandiWe rang in the New Year quietly at home.  Exhausted from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and spending the year moving in a million different directions has produced a lot of noise in my life, and has left me feeling hurried and stressed.The New … Continue reading Meyer Lemon Gimlet Cocktail with Rosemary

Tallahassee Style-Meyer Lemon Limoncello Liqueur

We had to harvest all our Meyer lemons when the "polar vortex" decided to visit the sunshine state.  We have one tree about 8-10 feet tall, that must be planted in just the right location because this tree has provided this season at least 500 healthy Meyer lemons.  My fingers are crossed that the freeze … Continue reading Tallahassee Style-Meyer Lemon Limoncello Liqueur