March 13, 2019
Food
March 08, 2019
Food

Preparing a Perfect Cheese Plate

I love cheese before or after a meal. In fact, I would choose cheese and a glass of wine over coffee and chocolate for dessert. It’s a nice way to finish off your bottle before moving on to a dessert wine. Served at the beginning of a casual meal, function or picnic, the Antipasto style […]

A Razzle Dazzle Cocktail

Who doesn’t like a sexy, bubbly cocktail?  A sure fire win with your honey or with your closet gal pals.  Champagne, vodka and raspberries.  Yummy. SIZE: serves 6 INGREDIENTS: 6 tbsp raspberry vodka 1 bottle chilled Brut Champagne or sparkling wine 6 fresh or frozen raspberries DIRECTIONS: Pour 1 tablespoon of vodka into each Champagne flute. […]

Our Valentine’s Day Cocktail: Blushing Beauty

Here’s a Valentine’s cocktail that’s not too sweet and has just enough bubbles to lighten our mood. Ingredients 4oz white tequila 1/2 cup pink grapefruit juice 1/2 cup Squirt grapefruit soda 1/2 a lime Sugar for the rim or we used Dell Cove Metallic Gold Sugar Instructions Rim two chilled cocktail glasses with sugar. Fill glasses with ice. Add 2 […]

Spiced Bourbon & Beer Maple Martini

We love this festive, zesty cocktail from the Food Network. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and spicy! Ingredients 1 cup chilled bourbon 1/4 cup chilled dark beer like Negro Modelo 1/4 cup chilled pure maple syrup Ice cubes 1 whole nutmeg 4 small dried red chiles, such as japones, rinsed and patted dry Directions Combine the bourbon, beer and […]

Moxie’s Common-Cold Cure-All

* Adults Only (unless you get alcohol-free echinacea extract) Have that feeling that you’re coming down with something?  Bon Appetit, published this potion, originally made at the no-longer-open, Moxie Rx in Portland Oregon.  The combo...

‘Tis the Season: 25+ Festive Holiday Cocktails

Also: Check Out 35+ Fabulous Gifts…That Give Back  Here are a few of our staff’s favorite cocktails to get you feeling festive! 1. Moscow Mule or Dark & Stormy 2. Figtini 3. Herbal-Infused Champagne 4. Champagne Pomegranate Punch 5. Spiced Bourbon & Beer Maple Martini 6. Cranberry Mojito 7. Slow-Cooked Mulled Cider 8. Hot Buttered Rum 9. Expresso Martini   10. Dairy-Free Pumpkin Eggnog 11. Sidecar […]

A Drunken Pear

Now I’m not one to typically pick up a pear and chomp, but when they are sliced in salads or better yet in a cocktail, I’m more than willing to participate in their consumption.  Pears have no cholesterol, sodium or saturated fat.  In addition, they are high in fiber, Vitamin C and potassium.   So […]

A Muddled “New” Old-Fashioned

 Here’s an upgrade to the old-fashioned classic cocktail, with thanks to Bill Heck’s recipe (Bon Appetit). I substituted granulated sugar for the cubes… turned out equally as tasty. SIZE: makes 1 INGREDIENTS:  2 sugar cubes (or 1 1/2-2 teaspoons granulated sugar) 4 dashes of Angostura bitters 1 lemon wheel 1 lime wheel 1 orange wheel 1 […]

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