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Olympic Viewing Party Cocktails By Mike Monrreal

In discussing cocktails with mixologist Mike Monrreal, he shared three cocktails he developed for Olympic Viewing Party features for two different restaurants. They are easy enough  to fix that we wanted to share them with you to fix at home.  I particularly like this trio of cocktail recipes, as they are...

Rosa Picante Margarita | Patrón Tequila

I am happy that National and International Tequila Day is on a Sunday. We plan to celebrate with  Bloody Maria’s at brunch. Although Maralyn and I are partial to our friends at Sr. Rio, who doesn’t enjoy the Patron experience?  Especially the spicy, fruity, smoky, specials from Mexico. We were delighted...

Fresh Summer Cocktails

As summer rages on, the temperatures keep rising. Sure, you can retreat to the pool or the beach to beat the heat, but how about keeping cool with a refreshing cocktail in hand? Consider recreating these refreshing cocktail roundups from The Still, Salute, and Bottiglia – perfect for indulging in on those...

Summer Drinks

Here are some well-known summer drinks for all different price points of entertaining. Boodles London Dry Gin – $25 This is a perfectly proper London Dry Gin that is very mixable in your favorite classic and contemporary gin cocktails Does not contain any citrus botanicals – a practical decision made in...

Raise a glass to all North American whiskies

 Craft your Collingwood! Another holiday weekend is upon us! While the brown spirits category enjoys a remarkable resurgence in North America, there are plenty of cocktail companions to reach for as you plan your 4th of July festivities. But before you get started with star-spangled celebrations, your...

Cheers to ‘Merica! Blue Ice Vodka Celebrates Memorial Day Holiday with Festive Cocktail

The Memorial Day holiday is all about paying tribute to our country and for those that have served, but it’s also about spending time with great friends and family filled with patriotic themed barbeques and cocktails. Blue Ice Vodka, America’s number one rated handcrafted potato vodka has created the...

Cheers to Spring With The Coconut Twist

Each season I invent or reinterpret a new cocktail. Spring’s warm sunshine, wild flowers, and fresh fruits led me to taste test the  Coconut Twist…so simple, sour and sweet. Ingredients –  for one: 1/2 cup fresh pink or red grapefruit juice A shot or two of coconut rum Garnish of grapefruit or tangerine...

Mekong Whiskey for Strength and Vitality

By Andrew Kolasinski The little bottle was in an embossed cardboard box, labeled with gold foil printing. For the equivalent of only one dollar it was worth it just for the packaging. I poured out a small experimental measure and tilted it bottoms up. It went down smooth, with an intriguing fragrance and...

Bloody Mary’s with a Southern twist

  Here is a timeless and modern interpretation of a Valentine red signature Bloody Mary from a favorite hotel Association, The St. Regis. My favorite hotel bar in the U.S. has always been The St. Regis New York’s legendaryKing Cole Bar. In 1934, Fernand Petiot, bartender at the King Cole, perfected this...

Bloody Caesars at Eva’s Brickhouse

Maralyn and I spent a warm Sunday in January strolling in Mexico’s seaside open market. Handcrafted baskets and pottery lined the pier, yet our favorite part was the food. We especially enjoy fresh shrimps, local herbed goat cheese and guacamole. This week as I was walking home,  I discovered hand crafted...

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