Tag: Cocktails

WATERMELON COCKTAIL

WATERMELON! What is the most sought after fruit of the summer? Of course, it’s Watermelon. Cold, juicy, sweet, refreshing and plentiful. While making my favorite summer salad one day, Watermelon Feta Salad, I wanted to something equally delicious with all the scrapes left over after I pressed whimsical shapes out […]

HOMEMADE LEMONADE

Homemade Lemonade is not just for summertime! I make a batch of this and keep it in my fridge often. It is perfect for cocktails, added to confection sugar for icing on a cake, warmed during sore-throat season, or simply drink it for a very refreshing cool drink! You can […]

LEMONADE COCKTAIL – THE LULU LEMON

Lemonade Season is finally here, and oh the cocktails you can make with homemade lemonade!! My niece Lauren Upton is an event planner for Ken’s Creative Kitchen, in Annapolis MD. This catering company has been wining and dining beautiful brides, prominent politicians, a prince or two, and lots of Hollywood […]

BLUE MOON COCKTAIL

It’s a Blue Moon. No, it’s a Blood Moon. In fact, it’s a Super Moon! This event that has not appeared to us in 152 years needs a cocktail dedicated to its splendor. Blue Moon Cocktail came to me in a dream. Crazy I know, but the fierce energy being […]

POMEGRANATE MARTINI

Who needs a holiday to enjoy a great martini! Well, if you do, this one is perfect for any special occasion. The ruby red color, yet refreshing flavors make this a winter cocktail to sip on all night long!! While I am most comfortable popping the cork on a bottle […]

WINTER SANGRIA

Part of the food and dining experience, is about the drink! And while I can pop the cork on my favorite bottle of wine, I know nothing about cocktails. I have invited my favorite mixologist, who happens to be a wedding planner as well, to show me some of the […]

APPLE CIDER

Apple Cider is not just for the autumn. Its crisp, tart flavor lends itself to many other options. For example, I love to use a chilled splash of apple cider in my pie crusts, in place of water. Or, add it to a simmering pot of pork ribs. But on […]

S’MORES VODKA MARTINI

Whether by summer’s Fired-Up grill, or winter’s toasty fire pit, S’mores Vodka Martinis are nothing short of Fabulous! Ingredients ¾ cup Chocolate, melted and placed in a wide dish or bowl for rimming the glasses ¾ cup Graham Crackers, crushed and placed in a wide dish or bowl for rimming the […]

TROPICAL SANGRIA

Ingredients –        Ice – 1 cup –        Limoncello – 1 shot –        Pinot Grigio – One liter, cold –        Mango – ¾ cup, half-inch cubes –        Papaya – ¾ cup, half-inch cubes –        Lime juice and lime – 1 whole lime quartered Instruction Place all ingredients in a glass pitcher. […]

GIN & TONIC SORBET SHOOTERS

Who doesn’t LOVE an adult sorbet? That’s what I thought! The refreshing flavor of Gin, Lime, Mint, and Juniper Berries make for a delightful summer treat, if only in “Shooter Size” portions.  Juniper Berries have long been used to give Mediterranean food a distinct aromatic flavor in cooking meats, sausage, […]