Month: April 2017

Morning Bouquet

morning bouquet

Perfect as a breakfast or brunch cocktail, this drink goes with basically any breakfast flavor you can throw at it. I’m a huge fan of biscuits and gravy and this cuts right through the really rich flavors. Sauce is more of an egg person…

3-2-1 Caddy Margarita

3-2-1 caddy margarita

With the changing of the seasons making it rain ALL the time up here in the Seattle area, we’ve been taking every nice day we can as an excuse to invite friends over, play outside and drink margaritas. This recipe isn’t fancy. Its what…

Jamaican Derby

jamaican derby

I love mint juleps. I love the tradition behind them, I love the glasses. Most of all I love the taste. This is a tropical twist on the classic drink of the Kentucky Derby and I’m extremely excited to share this. Enjoy everyone! Ingredients…

Scandinavian Vacation

Scandinavian vacation

To finish our papaya adventure, we’re going into the land of gin. Definitely look for something on the drier side but really whatever your favorite is will work. All about those botanicals! Ingredients Equipment: muddler, shaker, strainer, white wine glass 2 slices of papaya…

Vero’s Boardwalk

Vero's Boardwalk

Today’s papaya adventure is taking us to the land of rum! I like to use Zaya rum in my tropical cocktails but feel free to use any sort of aged rum you like or have on hand. Dark rum would also work but when…

San Felipe Cantina

san felipe cantina

Papayas are a delicious and fantastic fruit for you. It has all sorts of antioxidants and a tropical taste that makes you feel like sticking your toes in the sand and catching a wave. Over the next few days we’re going to explore a…

Brandy Alexander

brandy alexander

John Lennon’s favorite drink! In my life, it was the first dessert drink I’d ever had, contemplated or seen. At a restaurant in McCall, Idaho, to be specific. There isn’t any agreed upon origin of it but its been around since at least the…

Sazerac

sazerac

Born in New Orleans, the Sazerac is a spirit driven whiskey drink that just sings. It is not to be chugged, guzzled, or taken as a shot. Savor it. Enjoy it. Experience it. Your first one, that is. Play around with your favorite rye…

Rat Pack Nightcap

rat pack night cap

I love Manhattans. They’re wonderful on their own, with food, friends, dessert or simply because it is Wednesday after work and you feel like making one. Served stirred with a cherry garnish, this drink has a rich history with boatloads of variations. The Rat…

Espresso Martini

espresso martini

Perfect for an after dinner conversation, espresso martinis can have a touch of caffeine (or not), a delicious creaminess and a hint of delicious coffee flavor. Personally I like to make mine decaf with a hint of chocolate and hazelnut. If I’m running low…

Curry Udon with Beef

curry udon with steak

I have been exploring the world of Japanese cuisine recently with the help of a fabulous cookbook called Japanese Soul Cooking by Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat. Far beyond sushi and teriyaki, the book covers everything from Soba to tempura, and delivers a rich…

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