Being a good Latina chick, I’ve tended to stick to mix drinks that are made of rum, tequila and the occasional vodka. Mojitos, margaritas, daiquiris, cosmos and my personal favorite the sidecar—which is actually made with triple sec and Cognac—have been my go-to mixed drinks throughout most of my adult life. Over the last few … Continue reading Bourbon and books, a perfect blend
When I first marked on my calendar that today, February 22, was National Margarita Day, it was cold and damp—a typical February day. I was not in the frame of mind for margaritas, nor could I fathom why we would celebrate margaritas in February when I still had sidecars, white cosmos and cider on the … Continue reading It’s National Margarita Day, Hooray!
A few weeks ago I along with my friends and fraternity brothers, Susan and Wendy, attended parent’s weekend at my son’s university. The bulk of our activities centered around the school’s football home game and the marching band, which my son, Keller, is a member of. The morning of the game, we attended a tailgate … Continue reading “It’s One O’clock Somewhere”
I don’t ever recall attending a cocktail competition but it doesn’t mean I haven’t. With the amount of booze and cocktails flowing at Sunday’s DC Craft Bartender Guild’s Fourth Annual Tiki Cocktail Competition, I could see my younger self overindulging on all the creative libations offered at the event. But being that much older and … Continue reading “Let’s Get Tiki”
It’s been 10 days since I’ve been able to focus on this journey with food and spirits that I am on. Life happens and sometimes in a big way. Just dropped off my first born, and my favorite sous chef, off at school. While I am not one to drown my sorrows, I did want … Continue reading Da Bomb
Here’s another fun cocktail that makes use of the jalapeño-infused tequila. As I had mentioned in Da Bomb, the absence of triple sec in favor of Chambord Liqueur no longer made it a margarita. I hope you enjoy this creation. Ingredients 1-1/2 oz jalapeño-infused tequila 1 oz Chambord Liqueur 2 oz raspberry coulis* ice 1.Fill a cocktail shaker … Continue reading The Raspberry Bomb
Sweet and spicy work really well in this summery drink. I used the jalapeño-infused tequila created per the Show Me the Yummy site. You can also buy jalapeño-infused tequila at most liquor stores. Ingredients lime or lemon wedge kosher or margarita salt (available at liquor stores or with mixers at grocery stores)1-1/2 oz jalapeño-infused tequila 1/2 … Continue reading Jalapeño-Mangorita