Cocktail Popsicles

Fireball Cocktail Party Pops Recipe

As kids we all loved popsicles on a hot summer day, and you never quite outgrow them.  As grown adults we can still enjoy popsicles flavored as our favorite cocktail … Continued

Hurricane cocktail

Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

  No Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without enjoying a classic Hurricane Cocktail in New Orleans. The drink know to most tourists in New Orleans is the Hurricane Cocktail. … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

White Wine Sangria

White Wine Sangria Recipe

White 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

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

Wine Bottles

How To Cook With Wine – Cooking With Wine

How To Cook With Wine “If you do not have a good wine to use, it is far better to omit it, for a poor one can spoil a simple … Continued

Taste Wine Like A Pro - Wine Tasting Basics

Taste Wine Like A Pro – Wine Tasting Basics

  You know how to drink wine, but do you really know how to taste it? Wine tasting is not the same as drinking it.  To experience the true flavor … Continued