Drink Blog of the Day Archive

May 1, 2011
Nutrition to Invigorate Mind, Body & Spirit
One of my health resolutions for 2011 was to stay more hydrated. It’s really easy for me to get totally engrossed in work and completely forget to drink all day!
April 30, 2011
A Cup of Mai
I love to make mojitos. This is a refreshing cocktail. Would you want it?
April 29, 2011
I am sure many of you who have been to Papa Palheta/Loysel’s Toy Cafe will agree that they have very good coffee. But do they have the best coffee in Singapore? Yes.
April 28, 2011
Pham Fatale
Ginger rice tea drink is our natural way to treat the beginning of a cold. On top of being delicious, the drink contains all the ingredients that are tought of as healing in Asian culture.
April 27, 2011
Here’s my go-to take on the infamous green smoothie. Perfect for mornings on the run and after a good workout. Green, green, green…
April 26, 2011
Kath Eats Real Food
When she was here on Tuesday we mentioned the famous Beer Run and although she’s spent time in Cville, she had never been! For a beer lover like her, we made a second date to go to lunch.
April 25, 2011
Daydreamer Desserts
Here’s a quick and easy cocktail that will help bring back a few childhood memories of your own…
April 24, 2011
The Comfort of Cooking
Yesterday was our last day in Austin, Texas, where it is hot hot HOT, so in saying goodbye to the sizzling weather I’ve dedicated this luscious limoncello recipe to my favorite Southern city. We have had an absolute blast enjoying good friends, music and food, and can’t wait to come back soon.
April 23, 2011
Perry's Plate
I got the idea for these from a little kids cookbook that was given to me by a friend. The photo in the recipe was just as vividly colored as our smoothies, but the recipe called for a lot of yogurt and milk. I tried them out and ended up with very pale smoothies. Like melted ice cream. Not so pretty.
April 22, 2011
Girl Cooks World
Although I made a Boozy Ginger Beer when I was in Ghana, I've been wanting to try a non-alcoholic version. This is pretty darn close to perfect- just enough brown sugar sweetness, some fruity tartness from the lime, and a whole lot of ginger kick.
April 21, 2011
Munchin with Munchkin
Rather than making my usual breakfast of coffee and a cigarette I made this awesome smoothie. I’m not going to claim that it made my aching muscles feel better but it did energize me enough to get my butt out of the house and go for a quick morning jog!
April 20, 2011
A Sweet Pea Chef
Ever heard of a Banana Date Shake? If not: man, are you in for a treat!
April 19, 2011
One more sip of this Boozy Cucumber Cooler and I'm gonna turn into a sappy drunk on you. Must temper that!
April 18, 2011
Valley and Co
What better way to impress your guests by turning an ordinary gathering into an experience? In our spring eglossy I wanted to create an innovative and fun wine tasting party so we created a wine flight spread.
April 17, 2011
KO Rasoi
Forget beer and wine, I think nothing compliments an Indian meal better than lassi. It’s a cooling, yogurt-based drink with palate cleansing properties that balance out a spicy Indian meal perfectly. You really couldn’t get a more traditional drink.
April 16, 2011
Did Someone Say Party?
Of course our brains were also preoccupied with the concept that we'd be kid-free in a remote cabin for 30 hours with nowhere to go. Alcohol would only boost our creativity, right? So our pretty Candied Lemon Drop Martini was born.
April 15, 2011
Kitchen Riffs
So when you’re finally finished with this yearly burden, why not celebrate (or console yourself) with a cocktail? And what could be more appropriate than the Income Tax? Recipe: The Income Tax Cocktail
April 14, 2011
Honest Cooking
Laura Davis about the health benefits of ginger, and how you can make yourself some “good-conscience” candy and soda.
April 13, 2011
Free Spirit Food
Yesterday, I had an incurable NEED for a Starbucks Frappuccino. But, since I’m trying to eat healthier lately after a little, oh, overindulgence, I decided to try to replicate it at home with some different ingredients. It turned out better than I imagined! Now I’m going to be craving these everyday!
April 12, 2011
The Year in Food
If kumquats are out of season by the time you have a go at this, substitute them with some other fruit. If it’s summer, peaches and melons and grapes work marvelously. Oh, summer. We’ve got a ways to go before we get to you.
April 11, 2011
Cookin' Canuck
I could either sink further into my pit of bitterness or I could pretend that I had an influence on the changing of the seasons. For my sanity, I went with the latter approach. Out came the cocktail shaker and in went ingredients that make me think of warm weather.
April 10, 2011
While I’m sure we’ve all heard of Martini’s, “shaken, not stirred” thanks to James Bond, you may not have heard of a French Martini. A French Martini is a deliciously tart and sweet combination of fresh pineapple juice, Vodka and Chambord.
April 9, 2011
My Man's Belly
Having traveled quite a bit to Europe, I have picked up a few habits along the way (I would say that most of them have been of the good kind). One of my favorites, that I wish would become more popular here in America, is the tradition of the the digestif (or after dinner drink).
April 8, 2011
Drink of the Week
The Black Rose has the fruit and herb flavor that will help you ring in this beautiful Spring weather! The flavored syrup tastes great without vodka, if you're looking for a non-alcoholic treat.
April 7, 2011
Lighter and Local
Our Spring feast begins with a martini, shaken, not stirred. A combination of early spring rhubarb, vodka, and lemon-infused pellegrino.
April 4, 2011
My Adventures in Food
We went strawberry picking again, and had another 10 lbs. of berries to use. I started making strawberry mojitos that night, and was addicted to them for a short while. I made non-acoholic versions and drank them with breakfast.
April 3, 2011
Attention to Eating
If you’re in the mood for a creamy rich cocktail, the best of the line is the flavorful Brandy Alexander. Just remember, milk doesn’t exactly make the best substitute for cream, so it’s just better to drink fewer, tastier drinks rather than attempt to count calories.
April 2, 2011
Cook Like a Champion
Authentic bellinis are made with white peaches and Prosecco, but many people associate the name with any drink made up of fruit purée and sparkling wine. I decided to make both strawberry and peach bellinis for this virtual shower, but you can use almost any fruit you want. I think mangoes and blackberries would also make wonderful bases for the drink.
April 1, 2011
As for our diet, the most important thing we've done is put our juicer back to work. I'm not sure why I've neglected it for so long, as having a glass of fresh juice every morning is the best possible way to start a day.
March 31, 2011
Une-Deux Senses
When I saw this recipe, I immediately knew I had to make it. It was a simple recipe which I happened to have all of the ingredients for, score! This slushie was exactly like any other matcha green tea slushie you'd get from a tea house!