absinthe fountain

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

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

Bubble Tea

Bubble Tea Recipe

  Finally there is a drink that is fun to eat – Bubble Tea!   Move over trendy coffee drinks and make way for the Bubble Tea craze!   Southerners have always known that … Continued

cup of Eggnog

Egg Nog History

Eggnog literally means eggs inside a small cup.  It is used as a toast to ones health.  Nog is an old English dialect word (from East Anglia) of obscure origins … Continued

Pitcher and glass of sweet tea

Iced Tea History – Sweet Tea History

  There are two traditional iced teas in the United States – Iced Tea and Sweet Tea.  The only variation between them is sugar. Southerners swear by their traditional sweet … Continued

Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee Recipe and History

Warm your bones while enjoying some sweetened hot coffee with a splash of Irish whiskey topped with cream. Irish Coffee (Caife Gaelach) is a cocktail consisting of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, … 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

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

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

New York Egg Cream

New York Egg Cream Recipe and History

  This old-time New York thirst-quencher is sweet and full of fizz.  Despite its name, the egg cream contains neither eggs nor cream.  In the beginning, it was a soda … 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

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

Glass of Rhode Island Coffee Milk

Rhode Island Coffee Milk Recipe and History

There is a lot more to Rhode Island than just being the smallest state in our nation.   Certain foods have become statewide traditions and part of the state’s history. … 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