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

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

The Original Daiquiri Cocktail

The Daiquri is a classic cocktail which may come as a surprise to many, who have enjoyed the frozen blender variety.  This cocktail was made famous at the El Floridita restaurant in Havana, Cuba early in the 20th century (Hemingway always ordered doubles at El Floridita).This is a very smooth cocktail.  A nice balance between … Continue reading The Original Daiquiri Cocktail

Kiwi Fruit Martini Cocktail

Using the juice of ripe tropical fruit muddled into a cocktail shaker with just a hint of simple syrup and good quality vodka makes for the creation of a modern martini.This martini is delicious, glamorous and proof that simple makes the statement.Kiwi Martini CocktailServes 1 (easily doubled)Recipe from Cool CocktailsIngredients:2 oz. vodka (or more if … Continue reading Kiwi Fruit Martini Cocktail

Getting in the Mood for Summer: Blackberry Blast Cocktail

We picked 40-quarts of fresh blackberries last season.  In order to justify hanging out in the blackberry patch this summer we needed to use the remaining few quarts of berries from the freezer.  What better way to use up the summer stash of berries than making a good cocktail.The warm, soon to be sweltering heat … Continue reading Getting in the Mood for Summer: Blackberry Blast Cocktail