Absinthe History and Legends

Absinthe History and Legends

Absinthe –The Revival of the “Green Fairy”   Are you familiar with absinthe history and legends?  A now legalized liquor that has long been rumored to cause madness.  No other drink has inspired … Continued

Aruba Ariba Cocktail garnished with sliced orange and pineapple

Aruba Ariba Cocktail Recipes

Aruba Ariba cocktails are the signature drink on the Caribbean island of Aruba.  On vacation several years ago, my daughter and her friends claimed this their favorite vacation cocktail and … Continued

Bacon Infused Bloody Mary Cocktail

Bacon Bloody Mary Cocktail with Bacon Infused Vodka Recipe

Hair of the dog?  Maybe you’re just looking for a great brunch cocktail or trying to impress the bacon addicts with something new.  Try a bacon Bacon Bloody Mary!   … Continued

Lemoncello

Best Italian Limoncello Recipe

If you have ever been to Italy, you will instantly know about Italian Limoncello.   Lemons are one of the most important staples in the food of Sorrento, Italy.  They have … Continued

Best Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

This is the absolute Best Lemon Drop Martini! It is a perfect combination of sweet and sour.  My husband and I developed this recipe in the 1990’s after making and … Continued

Blackberry Wine Sauce Recipe

    Blackberry Wine Sauce is a wonderful and delicious sauce that is great on pork, poultry, and beef.  The addition of wine in this Blackberry Wine Sauce creates a … Continued

Blue Margarita

Blue Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Blue Margarita Cocktail is simple to make, so delicious to drink, and so pretty to look at.  This Blue Margarita is also called a Moonlight Margarita or an Electric Margarita, … Continued

bourbon slush

Bourbon Slush Recipe

Bourbon Slush or Slushie is a great sweet and slushy cocktail alcoholic frozen drink made with black tea and fruit juices.  Bourbon Slush is a sweet cocktail with a zip of … Continued

Calvados – French Apple Brandy

Questions and Answers – Calvados (French Apple Brandy)   Question: I am making a caramelized apple dessert.  The sauce that will be boiled and poured over the top consists of … Continued

Cantaloupe with Spiced Wine Salad

Cantaloupe with Spiced Wine Salad Recipe

Cantaloupe with Spiced Wine Salad is so easy to make and makes a great brunch entree or a light summer dessert.  Very flavorful, refreshing, and so delicious!  This is a great … Continued

Carducci's Limoncello

Carducci’s Limoncello Recipe

Recipe was shared by Ron Carducci.  Ron says,  “I have relatives in Italy and they make limoncello the same way it is made all through Italy.  Additionally, almost without exception, … Continued

Cherries in Wine

Cherries in Wine Recipe

Cherries in Wine is so easy to make and so delicious!  These cherries are fantastic over ice cream or just served on their own in a fancy bowl.  These cherries will … Continued

Cherry Wine Galette

Cherry Wine Galette Recipe

Cherry Wine Galette recipe is a beautiful and a very easy cherry dessert to make.  Very rustic looking and elegant!  It is a simply a tart made with hand-folded edges. … Continued

Glasses of Martini cocktails

Classic Martini Recipe – The Perfect Martini

Classic Martini recipe contains gin and vermouth and is garnished with olives or a lemon twist.  Gin has always been the more traditional choice, but Vodka martinis have had a huge … Continued

Cooking with Sake

    Photos from the SakeOne (producer of Momokawa and Moonstone), tasting room in Forest Grove, OR.  The home of the only American owned and produced sake.  My tour of … Continued