The Femme Fatale

This drink is just like my favorite women, strong, beautiful and delicious! It’ll also knock you on your ass if you aren’t careful! ¬†What better way to surprise your valentine than with this gorgeous and equally delicious cocktail. The name is perfect because the St Germaine and the rose water give it an incredibly unique…

Blueberry Lime Gin Smash

What do you do when the country has clearly lost its marbles and reality TV rich guy is being sworn in as your new loud-mouthed tweeter in chief? You make cocktails of course! Because this (much like the next four years) will need to be handled with libations, humor and a whole lot of moral…

Orange Vanilla Rum Punch

Lawd… it’s been a week! TGIF n’ shit. Is it Miller time??? Ok… we can do better than Miller. I mean, High Life IS the champagne of beers but I digress. I have no plans tonight. It’s gonna be a low key  night. The Rock Star is traveling and the boys and I are in…

The Blood of My Enemies

New Years Eve! A time for reflection, for looking forward to becoming a better version of yourself, for leaving the past behind and… SCREEEEECH to a grinding halt! Ring in the New Year drunk from the Blood of your enemies! After you’ve inserted your maniacle laugh, reel it back in and leave them haters, the…

Orange Bourbon Fizz

The Caracara orange is so delicious! It’s not as deep red inside as the blood orange but is far more reddish than a navel. They are extremely juicy and have an almost creamy flavor to them… just a touch richer than the average orange. When they are in season I always buy them to eat,…

Hot Buttered B!tch

Every year when it’s time to decorate for Christmas, I turn on the movie Elf, I gather my family and make myself a hot buttered rum. This is one of my traditions! There is something about un-boxing my cherished Christmas treasures between sips of a warm mug of spiced Christmas cheer, that really rings in…

Sparkling Spicetini

For many of us, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. A festive, turkey fueled transition into Christmas, if you will. It’s the official marker for “I can put my tree up free from ridicule now”. The flavors of cinnamon, ginger and vanilla will be in full swing. Starbucks will replace their pumpkin spice…

Fiery Bourbon Apple

It’s the first day of fall. The leaves are changing, the sky is grey and there’s a hint of the blustery winds that indicate that winter is just around the corner… screech to a grinding halt! I live in LA where it will be a bright and shiny 85 degrees today. Man, do I miss…

The St. Herbivore Cocktail

This might be the most complex and sophisticated cocktail that I have made to date. I read an article about herbaceous gins and kept thinking about one in particular called St. George. An extremely botanical gin, St. George Botanivore is made with everything but the kitchen sink! I would have an easier time listing what’s…

Honey Bourbon Lemonade

Yeah, you read that right! Honey+Bourbon+Lemon=a southern sunset on a porch swing! Ok, I haven’t actually spent time in The South (unless you count SoCal!) but this is how I would imagine it! I love bourbon, obviously, and I LOVE honey. Especially this spun raw honey that I’ve been getting lately. I could just eat…

Dark Rum Punch

My girlfriend’s father and sister are visiting from France and I was extremely excited to visit with them! I mean, when one of your best girl’s family travels over land and sea, you’ve gotta celebrate, right? Right! We started with a fantastic day at the beach where we went to beat the heat that was…

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…