Fall Bourbon Shandy

I’m using the term “shandy” a bit loosely here. Technically a shandy is equal parts beer and soda or fruit juice. While this recipe contains both beer and fruit juice, they’re not in equal parts. Plus the big difference is the addition of liquor – both bourbon and sweet vermouth. [Read more…]

Chamomile Tea Vodka Cocktail

I first had a Chamomile tea cocktail at my youngest sister’s (Sarah S) bachelorette party back in 2004. We ended a fun night in Boston with a drink at the Copley Hotel bar. It’s only taken me 13 years to pay tribute to that memorable drink. [Read more…]

Mango Lassi

My paternal grandmother would travel north each summer bringing with her a box of Florida fruits. I have fond childhood memories of sliced mangoes served atop vanilla ice cream for dessert. In an effort to hold onto summer just a bit longer I’m sharing a simple recipe for a mango lassi. [Read more…]

Blackberry-Rosemary Rum Cocktail

We recently attended a big family reunion on my stepmother’s (Peggy T) side that’s been in the works since last summer. Early on I was assigned a signature cocktail and needless to say I took this assignment quite seriously. After all how often to 49 of my favorite people gather in one place? [Read more…]

Fresh Cherry Mint Julep

A few weeks ago I was at the Frecon Farms (from Boyertown, PA) stand at the Growing Roots’ Farmers Market in Malvern, PA drooling over all of their amazing fresh fruit. [Read more…]

Rosé Aperol Spritz

My parents recently returned from Italy where they enjoyed a few Aperol Spritzs along with the sights. They thoughtfully texted pictures of their drinks to us – a strong desire to photograph food/drinks must run in the family. [Read more…]

Paloma Cocktail

If I were to ask you what fruit juice is best paired with tequila you’d most likely say “lime.” In America that may be the answer but in Mexico, the home of tequila, the go-to fruit juice is grapefruit. [Read more…]

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…]


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…]