Hard Cherry Limeade

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned my love for cherries before. If not… I freaking LOVE cherries! I decided to do a refreshing take on a summer classic, Cherry Limeade. You can make this bevy any time of the year since frozen cherries are readily available in most groceries. However, if you’ve got fresh cherries, the…

The next logical step is a cocktail…

It’s hard to take that “next step” sometimes. Maybe you are stagnant in your job, maybe you want to lose a few pounds, perhaps you want to quit smoking… Whatever the case may be, we all have those things that we let hold us back. I’ve been wanting to take the next and most logical…

White Peach Ginger Bellini

I had a very low key, relaxing Mother’s Day this year. My girlfriend Bathsheba and I got together for brunch and let our kids entertain each other. We are both band widows and our husbands had gigs. So, when life hands you lemons, you drink fancy adult beverages… or some such shit. Champagne was a…

Orange Blackberry Bourbon Smash

I swear I’m not a drunk! I have great potential to be a drunk but alas, I am not. I realized right about the time I became pregnant with my oldest that I am not my best when drinking regularly. So, I stopped. I still enjoy a cocktail or two on the weekends and I’ll…

Kumquat Gin Fizz

They say we all have a twin in the world. Somewhere out there is another you going about their daily life. Well, I’ve found my twin. She lives in Salem, Massachusets and we look nothing alike. I call her my east coast twin. I met her sometime circa 1998 (ish? It gets a little fuzzy)…

The Perfect Bloody Mary

When I have a Bloody Mary, I want it to look like a salad and taste like a steak. Steak and salad, you say? Why, yes. Yes I do. This trend of food in and on the Bloody Mary is not a bad idea! I’ve seen bacon fairly commonly used in the past few years,…

The Manhattan Modified

The Manhattan is a classic cocktail dating back to the late 1800s. It is said that the cocktail, originally made with rye whiskey, was served at a party by Jenny Churchill, Winston’s mama. The drink was wildly popular in the late 50s and is still served commonly today. Now, that is what I call staying…

Cranberry Bourbon Smash

So, while the rest of the country is celebrating the changing leaves and begining to layer their clothing and, dare I say, breaking out their damned sweaters (!!!), I’m over here trying to stay hydrated so I don’t die of fucking heat exhaustion! OK? Enough with the heat already! I know that LA isn’t known…

Cool as a Cucumber Margarita

I have been a “vodka girl” for a long time. I was a bartender in my early twenties and was turned off by too many shots of cheap tequila. Trust me on this, good tequila is worth it. I like this particular tequila, Corazon. It’s a smooth reposado that has a sweet finish. I decided…

Rose Petal Lemonade

Our AC unit went out the other day and we had to spend two, yes two, full days without air conditioning! *GASP* One of those days was a highly unusual mid-week day off. So, I was home in that mess and it was as hot as balls up in here! I decided that I needed…

Rosemary Pomegranate Prosecco

Sometimes you have stay up late to help your child with a school project that he suddenly realized was due! I mean, it’s not his fault, right? Ummmm… yeah. So, my TGIF cocktail didn’t happen yesterday, but that’s ok! We are going to have a sensational Saturday drank instead 🙂 My pomegranate tree is poppin’…

TGIF and The Thai Chili Cocktail

What do you get when Thai green curry and vodka soda with lime have a delicious little baby? You get this cocktail, y’all! I had this epiphany in the car driving back from the lake house with my girl friend, hi Wendy! I truly enjoy a spicy cocktail. Not the burn your face off kind…