Italian Aperol Spritz

Italian Aperol Spritz Recipe

Italian Aperol Spritz is a refreshing drink that is commonly served in the northern part of Italy, especially in Venice.  This drink is also called Spritz Veneziano or just Veneziano). … Continued

Lime Margarita

Lime Margarita Recipe

These wonderful and tasty Lime Margaritas are made with fresh limes and are far superior in taste to any made from bottled lime juice or a margarita mix.   One … Continued

Limoncello Granita

Limoncello Granita Recipe

  Limoncello Granita is a delicious and granita recipe that is made using the famous Italian Lemon drink called Limoncello.  Granitas are as cool and delicious as ice cream, but they … Continued

Watermelon Cocktail

Merchant’s Wife Watermelon Cocktail Recipe

Merchant’s Wife Watermelon Cocktail is summertime in a glass!  Nothing shouts summer with more enthusiasm than a watermelon.  Between June and August are the peak time for fresh watermelon and some … Continued

Mexican Egg Nog Recipe - Rompope

Mexican Egg Nog Recipe – Rompope

Rompope, also known as Rompope de Santa Clara and Mexican Egg Nog, is the Mexican version of the popular holiday Egg Nog.  The word “rompope” is a derivation of the … Continued

Mint Julep

Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

This wonderful refreshing Mint Julep cocktail is very popular in Kentucky.  People from Charleston, South Carolina, also like to claim the mint julep as their own.  It is always made with … Continued

Mint Julep Sorbet

Mint Julep Sorbet Recipe

  Mint Julep Sorbet is definitely a treat for all the mint julep fans – so refreshing and so delicious!  This sorbet is a great way to surprise and please your … Continued

Mojito Cocktail

Mojito Cocktail Recipe – Cuban Mojito Recipe

A Mojito Cocktail is extremely refreshing and is a great cocktail to drink on a hot summer day.   I call this Mojito Cocktail the Cuban version of a Mint Julep. Mojito means … Continued

Mojito Sorbet Recipe

  This delicious Mojito Sorbet recipe was shared with me by Erik Ellestad of San Francisco, CA.  Erik says, “This Mojito Sorbet is a fine refreshing summer sorbet.  If you … Continued

Oyster Shooter

Oyster Shooter – Oyster Cocktail Recipe

  If you are a raw oyster lover, wait until you try this Oyster Shooter.  You will definitely be in “Oyster Heaven!”   Oyster shooters are popular because they are … Continued

Spanish Sangria

Pepe’s Secret Spanish Sangria Recipe

For our Madrid stopover, we booked an hotel near the airport in Barajas (a small town near the Madrid airport).  The shuttle bus driver had recommended Campanilla Restaurante, A Tapa … Continued

Pomegranate Martini

Pomegranate Martini Recipe

  Pomegranate Martinis are a sexy cocktail – just the right blend of sweet and tart without being too much of either.  This drink is similar to a Cosmopolitan, but features … Continued

Prickly Pear Margarita

Prickly Pear Margarita Recipe

One of the newer food fads is the tasty Prickly Pear Margarita served by trendy restaurants across the Southwest. The margarita was invented to act as a coping mechanism that … Continued

Red Wine Sangria

Red Wine Sangria Recipe

Red Wine Sangria is a refreshing drink that is simple to make and yet elegant enough for any occasion.  Fresh fruit and wine combine to create the perfect beverage for … Continued

Sazerac Cocktail

Sazerac Cocktail Recipe

The Sazerac cocktail is to New Orleans what the margarita is to the southwest.  It is reported to be the first cocktail every invented (at least in the United States). … Continued