Drink Blog of the Day Archive
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January 2, 2012
I usually buy enough booze for at least 3 batches, because the glasses aren’t overly sweet so they go down smooth and easy. Keep in mind when preparing the drink that the recipe calls for the main ingredients minus the champagne to be chilled for at least 4 hours prior drinking, keeping it nice and chilly with no ice cube dilution.
January 1, 2012
A party is not complete without booze. I still remember the drink I prepared for my first house warming party was a Bellini, prepared with peach puree and champagne. I was not totally into cooking then but still managed to wow my guests with curry chicken and beef rendang prepared with Prima pre-mixed paste....
December 31, 2011
When I was offered a sample bottle of Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur through Virtual Potluck, of course I said "yes." I like honey.
December 30, 2011
It makes use of everything wintry and worth celebrating: pomegranate (both the juice and the arils), mint leaves for a pop of festive color, Meyer lemons – which are seasonal and wonderful, and champagne – a celebration in itself.
December 29, 2011
Champagne cocktails are so 60s and glamorous and I love them so I made some girly drinks for Christmas which were pretty and tasted lovely.
December 28, 2011
Can you believe it? Luckily all my shopping is done and all I have left to do is help cook, bake and prepare the Christmas Eve and Christmas morning menu! Which, to me, sounds perfect! Plus, my darling cousin is in culinary school and he’s going to teach me his fabulous ways of cooking!
December 27, 2011
2 oz Midnight Moon Strawberry over ice with a splash of sweet tea.
December 26, 2011
Its quite possibly the richest cocoa I have ever made. And I lurve it. Its like a piece of warm chocolate cake in a cup. And could not be easier!
December 25, 2011
Now that you have your holiday menu set, your cookies baked, party outfit lined up and your hair did, time to get to the cocktails. This is one of my favorite times of the year despite whatever is going on, family will come together and we will be happy. No cranky butts allowed. Yes, I wrote that.
December 24, 2011
Poured into pretty stemware (from the Christmas Tree Shop), covered with plastic wrap and bedecked with a satin bow, these sweet gifts will be given to friends.
December 23, 2011
Do you remember when Jerry turned on all the faucets in the kitchen and then froze the floor with lines from the refrigerator? And then for a spot light he directed a light through different colors of Jello….?
December 22, 2011
I first read about (and was intrigued by) Amanda Hesser’s Hot Toddy with Dried Cherries and Lime almost a year ago. It sounded so warming and delightful…I’ve no idea why I didn’t make it right away.
December 20, 2011
This little beauty is an amazing way to end a holiday meal and share a final dinner toast to appreciate friends and family and all the many wonderful things we all have to be grateful for! Try this with Chocolate Peppermint Covered Pretzels!
December 19, 2011
Back when I got pregnant with Abbi, my goal was lose the baby weight by the time she was 6 months old. I know they always say “it takes 9 months to put it on, and it takes 9 months to take it off,” but I was determined.
December 18, 2011
Have you ever tried hot chocolate on a stick? I had this delicious hot chocolate for the first time in a small bed and breakfast in Brugge, Belgium a couple of years ago.
December 17, 2011
Ok, so this is by far one of my favourite drinks ever! Think Pomegranate Cosmopolitan mixed not with vodka but with some Prosecco! This is so Christmassy it would even get Scrooge in the mood for some festive fun!!
December 16, 2011
Sure, the alcohol is a known quantity, with the couple ounces of cognac and dark rum clocking in at about 120 calories total. And the splash of hot whole milk (the only kind you want to even consider for a Tom & Jerry), is another 20. I don’t think cloves, nutmeg and allspice have calories, so you don’t have to worry about them.
December 15, 2011
Combine mulled wine with a spiced cider and you’ll get this soothing combo sure to keep you warm all winter long.
December 14, 2011
Cocktails on the ready! If you've been following along you would have heard me refer to a few drinks a comin' and now here they are. The beauty of these is that the two above are made from the residual syrups made from previous gifts. Ginger Lime Syrup from the Candied Ginger and Cowboy Cocktail is made from the syrup of the Cowboy Candy.
December 13, 2011
Sweet, tropical, and since I love peaches ‘n cream, I figured, why not make it a peaches and coconut cream smoothie.
December 12, 2011
You know I love my seasonal specialty drinks! This one is a personal favorite as it combines the best flavors ever ~ coffee, chocolate and peppermint! Yum.
December 11, 2011
I was reminded of affogato al caffe (which means ‘drowned in coffee’ in Italian) when Café de Cuba sent me some of their Really Good Organic Coffee, decaf coffee and teas to try recently. This is one of those recipes where the quality of the ingredients really matters.
December 10, 2011
I spent the weekend singing along to Christmas music as I flitted around my kitchen creating Christmas treats for…. myself.
December 9, 2011
I love food, and I love travel. Experiencing life in a different place, tasting new flavors, smelling salty or unfamiliar air and trying to capture it in my memory or through the lens of my camera resets my soul, makes me smile and reminds me of what life offers.
December 8, 2011
This past weekend was homecoming at my alma mater. i didn't attend, and honestly haven't been to a homecoming event since i graduated, but i did skip a bit down memory lane with the facebook updates and photos of college friends. the parade, the bonfire, the dorm food and the coffee shop...
December 7, 2011
I've been hoarding cranberries like nobody's business this fall. It irks me that this versatile berry is really only readily available in it's fresh form at this time of year. Fortunately, they freeze well and I've got a number of bags in the freezer for the spring and summer.
December 6, 2011
When we were living in Italy, we would take these fun excursions to the open air markets around the Naples area. My most memorable excursion was when we had first moved there and we took a bus to a BIG antiques market at the harbor.
December 5, 2011
Like most New York apartments, mine is tiny, overpriced, and lacking in storage space. It also happens to be a boxy studio with no alcove, so I need to be incredibly creative with my bed arrangement vis-à-vis other furnative.
December 4, 2011
I spend most of my weekdays at the computer. I sit next to a window that faces west, so on a clear night like today, I take a break from studying to watch the sun dip below the horizon, leaving behind purple, pink and orange streaks across the cerulean sky.
December 3, 2011
The French Martini is a great beginner's Martini. Like the Appletini, it's fruity and a little bit on the sweet side. That can often be your downfall though, as the bite of the vodka gets hidden away and you don't realise how potent they are until you've had a few and then get dizzy when you stand up. But don't let a little thing like that stop you.