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!
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
Oh Monday, how you’ve come to mock my outsized ambition yet again. This time, over my grandiose plans to make and test all these drinks with my jalapeño-infused tequila. But then I was hit with the reality that I am the only adult in my household that would consume anything made with jalepeno-infused tequila … Continue reading Nothing Lost to Tequila
For the past few summers I’ve noticed that many of my favorite restaurants have featured spicy cocktails, notably the habanero margarita and the jalapeño margarita. So when a friend at work brought in jalapeños from his garden, I thought it would be a good use of the jalapeños to infuse them into tequila. My 17-year-old son … Continue reading A Spice of Life for Summer