End of Summer Red Wine Spritzer

Fall is such a pretty season, and it’s even prettier when seeing it through rose-colored glasses…and by rose-colored I mean after having a red wine spritzer or two!  One of the things I love about this drink is it goes perfect with meaty BBQs, or warm summer nights spent on the patio or balcony watching…

Foods and Cheeses That Go With Malbec

Ahhh Malbec – a delicious medium to full-bodied red wine which stains even the whitest of teeth.  With its pitch-black coloration, this versatile wine is becoming a fast favorite of connoisseurs the world over.  Rich in tannins, this grape variety (one of the six allowed to use in the creation of Bourdeaux wines) can be…

Pumpkin Spiced White Russian

A spin on the classic White Russian cocktail, which ignites memories of The Dude in his bathrobe and sandals, a milky glass of deliciousness in hand, the pumpkin spiced white Russian has arrived just in time for November.  Don’t get me wrong, pumpkin spice lattes are awesome, but sometimes you need a kick in your…

The Bourbon Old Fashion

Simple, elegant and tasty – this sums up an Old Fashion.  This delightful cocktail is easy to make with few ingredients, and it is oh so smooth when it goes down.  It is no wonder this drink has captivated its’ audience for over 200 years, and will continue doing so for another few hundred. The…

Recipe for the Cosmopolitan

It’s classy, sexy and though it is currently out of style in the local bar scene, there is always someone ordering this pretty-in-pink cocktail.  The official drink of Sex and the City, the cosmopolitan has delighted and numbed taste buds for decades while gracing the palettes of many brides-to-be and their respective entourages.  While many…

Lemon Drop Martini

I know, I know….I get it.  You are probably thinking (albeit sarcastically), “great, another martini-fusion twist…”  And while we do feel your pain, this is, unfortunately, another recipe for a martini-fusion twist.  It cannot be helped! While the original lemon drop rose to fame in the 70’s and 80’s, it didn’t contain all the goodies…

Classic Bloody Mary

The bloody mary is one of those brunch-time cocktails for lushes the world over who simply can’t wait until 5 o’clock to have a cocktail.  In case a mimosa is too sweet or too orangy for you, or if you are hungover from the night before, a fantastic substitute to guzzle with your eggs and…

Classic Dirty Martini

Personally, I am a fan of the Dirty Martini, possibly because I have a thing for green olives.  While the original recipe is typically made with gin instead of vodka, what makes a martini “dirty” is the olive brine which gives it a delightful salty flavor…unless you don’t like olives, olive brine or that salty…