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…

TGIF! The Rosemary Grey

Greetings from vacation! I couldn’t forget about my #TGIF post! My Friday cocktails are too much fun to miss! We arrived to the lake house here in beautiful Donner Lake, California. Just a few miles from the quaint town of Truckee and a stones throw from gorgeous Lake Tahoe! By Saturday night this house will…

TGIF: This Ain’t Your Mama’s Mimosa Bar

Listen, it’s brunch and there’s no such thing as brunch without champagne. That doesn’t mean that we have to be cliché about it! Everyone likes a good mimosa, there’s no way that we aren’t going to include this sensible sister of champagne cocktails! It’s a no brainier! So, get your bubbles and some OJ and…

TGIF and The Hatch Cocktail

Oh yeah! It’s FRIDAAAAAAY! Yes! We made it! Another week down and another weekend to celebrate! I am celebrating Hatch Chiles, people! These babies are like shooting stars, they are like humming birds, they are like childhood! They are special and gone in a blink. Last year I tasted a mango Hatch Chile smoothie at…

Black-Mary Gin Fizz

Lawd! What a night! I made these over the weekend and am extremely excited to be sharing it with you! I’m new to gin, but my exploration has been super fun! I have found that I really like Hendrick’s and a lesser known brand called Wilder. Wilder Gin is made a hop skip and a…

TGIF With The Perfect Strawberry Margarita

This margarita is perfect! Seriously, everything about it screams “drink me”! Unlike Alice’s bottle, this one will only make you feel big, your physical body will not actually change. Bonus! Strawberries were on sale and I knew that it was an opportunity to explore some classics. I bought a whopping five pounds of the damned…

Cheeky Cherry Bourbon Smash

I’m not gonna lie, I’m not afraid of a little bourbon. Maker’s Mark, in particular is a favorite. I’ve always thought it had a nice caramel-brown sugary taste/smell to it. I had some cherries that I needed to use (in fact, a few were already bad and they had to be sorted through) they were…

Honey Lavender Lemontini

TGIF, B!tches! The weekend is here and it’s time to let your hair down! What better way than with a delicious cocktail? I decided to use gin for this beverage, even though I am usually a vodka girl. I thought that the honey and the lavender would be a perfect accent to the floral notes…

The Shrub: No, I’m not talking about landscaping

A few months back, a friend of mine was talking about making a shrub. She went on to explain that it was a vinegary drink made from fruit syrup. Her husband is a lover of all things vinegar and she’s a complete natural in the kitchen. So, it was safe for me to deduce that…

Srirachacha

I went on a tour of the Sriracha factory with my family. They had this giant bin of their peppers by the door with a sign that read “Take One”. I began stuffing them into my purse (it wasn’t nearly large enough) and in the pockets of my children. My husband, he took one. Upon…

Chili, lime, cilantro cocktail

This cocktail was inspired by a visit to the Sriracha factory in Irwindale, Ca. My family and I toured the site and were able to see the entire process front the arrival of the chilis to the tufted t tt <a href="http://tedtterttffgddrtr trftgrryftdtzdtdegtlll”>zScott robot who packed the pallets! SO cool. You will need the following:…