This Irish Cream puts the store bought version to shame. I wanted to drink the whole bottle in one evening. I did exhibit a semblance of self control and only had 2 of these. This thick and creamy concoction is lovely on its own, in frosting, over ice cream or in coffee! The recipe is from Saveur magazine.
If you’re not a fan of eggnog, but you want a festive, creamy drink, I’ve got you!!! A friend of mine that lives the expat life in San Miguel de Allende posted about a holiday cocktail he was drinking. It looked so good! All he knew was that it was creamy, and it had apple cider & bourbon in it. I think I figured it out!! See what you think!
I created this drink after a long day of cooking. I think it tastes darn good and I love the color. Give it a try! Cheers!
This martini is summer in glass. I used some of some of my Fredericksburg peach haul to make this yummy cocktail. Its sophisticated, refreshing and easy to make. Perfect for a summer evening on the patio.
After a long day, I deserved to sip this lovely cuvée. The Bending Branch website describes this red wine as follows:
This red blend from the Texas Hill Country was aged over 36 months in 20% new American oak, w/the remainder in neutral French & American barrels. The 2014 Estate Cuvée comes on w/a nose of cherry pie & candied violet, and a translucent magenta color that belies its depth. Laser-focused tart red cherry flavors mingle seamlessly with eucalyptus, cassis & subtle white peppercorn.
I could not have described this delightful red any better. You’ve got to try it!
This light milkshake celebrating the Kentucky Derby is life changing! It’s made with light chocolate & butter pecan ice cream & fat free whipped cream. Kentucky bourbon, optional. The race is only 2 minutes, but it will take you at least 4 to drink up this shake! Enjoy. I’m off to the races!
Are you celebrating a large refund, crying over what you owe, or just a CPA that’s happy tax season is over? This is an awesome cocktail to imbibe in no matter where you fall. This cocktail dates back to the 1920s and you can find many versions of the recipe. They all have gin, vermouth & fresh orange juice. The recipe also calls for bitters, which was thought by many to be a nod to the bitterness of giving away a portion of your hard-earned cash to the government. I tested several recipes before deciding on this one from mr boston drinks ~ it’s delicious & tastes like an artisan cocktail from Hotel Emma (San Antonio’s premiere boutique hotel). Just sayin’.
You didn’t think I’d get through this strawberry extravaganza w/out posting a cocktail did you???I used my Vanilla & Thyme Roasted Strawberries as the base for this refreshing cocktail. The lemony & minty tones of the thyme was perfect for this cocktail. Just muddle a spoonful of roasted strawberries, add a squeeze of lemon, a shot of vodka & lots of crushed ice. Give it a little sparkle by topping it off w/a splash of ginger ale or bubbly. It’s berrilicious!
Spring is here & so is my craving for crisp white wine! One of the things I told myself after my little battle with cancer was that I would never drink another bad wine. Well, this Bending Branch Winery 2017 Vermentino Sonoma, Los Carneros is one you need to try. The vermentino grape is popular in Italy with minerality & high acidity that cleanses your palate. This also makes it a great wine to enjoy with fish, or a light salad. I like to drink this wine while chillin’ in my Queen of Love chairs on my back porch! My hubs calls these chairs “our thrones.”
Laissez les bons temps rouler! Qui, cher! It’s Mardi Gras & I’m channeling Arnaud’s with this CARNIVAL COLADA. And, since its Fat Tuesday, I’m enjoying this La Panaderia Kings Cake Rosca with my cocktail! I love that the official colors of Mardi Gras stand for Justice ~ Power ~ Faith. By the way, this cocktail is on the healthy side. It is made with unsweetened almond milk, pineapple juice, coconut rum & Suncore butterfly pea flower super powder for the pretty purple color.