Oaks Lily Cocktail

Last night I learned from my Uber driver, Elvis, that he raises Paso Fino horses in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. No, I didn’t make it up (my friend, Bryn S, was with me) although I suppose he could create stories to make the time go by (he also has a pet spider monkey). He told me horses are in my blood – and I told him he was right. [Read more…]

Nutty Irish Coffee

I’ve always loved coffee-flavored things (like ice cream) but have never been a coffee drinker. I figured that if I could make it through college without coffee, I could make it through the rest of my life. However there is always an exception to every rule and in this case it’s Irish Coffee. [Read more…]

Sazerac

To celebrate Ed’s milestone birthday we headed to New Orleans on a quest for good music, culture, food and cocktails – specifically NOLA’s official cocktail, the Sazerac. [Read more…]

Caribbean Old Fashioned

When searching for inspiration for cocktails often the best places to find it is cocktail lists at the bar at a nice restaurant. Even if I’m drinking wine I’ll often browse the menu and take some pictures just in case I want to make one at home. [Read more…]

Boston Sour

Looking for an iconic drink for the holidays? Here’s a twist on the classic Whiskey Sour that Ed discovered. What makes it a Boston Sour? Add an egg white to give it some froth. The rest of the ingredients remain the same.  [Read more…]

Ed’s Bloody Mary

Like me Ed enjoys a good food or in this case, cocktail, challenge. He has been doing research on the perfect Bloody Mary for the last few years and taking it quite seriously. [Read more…]

Citron-Romarin Cocktail

A few weeks ago I embarked on a fun 24 hours in Philadelphia to celebrate the milestone birthdays of some dear friends (Lauri A, Carolyn R and Cathy Z). We kicked off our adventure at Parc Brasserie on Rittenhouse Square for lunch. [Read more…]

Basil-Lime Margarita

Each spring I plant a variety of herbs. I start with small plants that I’ve picked up at local nurseries. Except for basil – this I grow from seed. This year’s harvest was one of the best I’ve ever had. My basil plants were about three feet tall with large wonderful leaves. [Read more…]

Dark Rum and Tonic

A dark rum and tonic to me means summer. For as long as I can remember it’s been the drink of choice in my family. In fact it was my first “go-to” cocktail. [Read more…]

Raspberry-Tarragon Gin Cocktail

I recently had an embarrassment of fruit riches on a visit to my local farmers market. I was on a mission to stock up on the last of the summer strawberries when I saw the most gorgeous raspberries. I knew they were too good to pass up especially when I was told that there was no guarantee when the next batch would be available. [Read more…]