10+ Essential Cocktails for Your Cinco de Mayo Party

Taking Your Tequila Straight? Find Out if Tequila is a Stimulant. Find Appetizers, Dinner and Dessert: 75+ Mexican-Inspired Recipes! Light & Refreshing Tequila-Thyme Lemonade Slushy Boozy Cranberry Margaritas Blood-Orange Margaritas Tequila Sunrise on Ice Skinny Coconut Margarita Tres Amigas Blue Ocean Margaritas Bulldog Margaritas Good Old Fashioned Frozen Margaritas Fireball Margaritas Pina-Naranja Margarita Frozen Tequila […]

Sweet & Tart Blood Orange Margarita

Our staff loves blood orange margaritas for their perfect blend of tart and sweet and their bold, beautiful red color. Ingredients 2/3 cup fresh lime juice 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup silver tequila 1/2 cup Cointreau 2 cups fresh blood orange juice (from about 6 blood oranges) For the rim: Coarse Kosher salt 1/2 a lime for moistening the glass rim Ice cubes mint optional […]

Cocktails: The Black & Tan

Apparently, this drink gets it’s name from the colors of the uniforms worn by the British police who fought the Irish Republican Army in the early ’20′s.  Not the greatest of memories for the Irish, they respectfully refer to the drink as a “Half-and-Half.”  A patient pour will guarantee distinct layers. SIZE: serves 1 INGREDIENTS: […]

So is the Rumor True? Is Guinness…Good for You?

Were you over served on St. Patrick’s Day? No shame in that, we only get a Saturday celebration about once every seven years (I never know how to factor leap years into that equation.) For me, one of the most difficult realities to face when I hit forty was the two day hangover. Perhaps today […]

St Patty’s Day Cocktails: The Wilde Oscar

Based on a traditional Old-Fashioned, this cocktail uses Guinness and bourbon. INGREDIENTS 1.5 oz Bourbon 1 oz Guinness Stout 1/2 oz Rich Simple Syrup Dash of Botanical Bitters Stir all ingredients in an ice filled mixing glass. Strain cocktail over a large ice cube. Garnish with a large orange peel and maraschino cherry. Everything You Need for […]

Our Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Also read: Traveling to Ireland on a Budget Start with breakfast fit for a Leprechaun! In the evening, start with a St. Patty’s Day Cocktail… The Wilde Oscar Black and Tan Keeping it simple with a Guinness? Find out if it really is good for you! Simply serve Irish cheeses and assorted crackers Smoked Salmon and Horseradish Spread […]

Sinfully Delicious Irish Coffee

The ultimate in nightcaps.  A dessert for grown-ups only!

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 […]

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