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…]

Blood Orange and Basil Campari Cocktail

It’s taken me a while to come around to the taste of Campari. My dad’s been a fan for years but it wasn’t until recently that I was won over. I always thought it tasted a bit like bark and in doing some research for this article it turns out I was right. [Read more…]

Pimm’s Cup

One of the greatest tennis events of the year is just around the corner. Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world (dating to 1877) and is the only one of the four making up the Grand Slam that is still played on grass courts. The official drink of Wimbledon? You guessed it – the Pimm’s Cup. [Read more…]

Homemade Grenadine

Ed recently asked me to pick up some grenadine for his Sunday night cocktail. It’s been ages since we’ve had any in the house and when I found it at the store I made the mistake of reading the ingredients – not a natural one to be found and of course the first one was high fructose corn syrup. [Read more…]

Cranberry-Thyme Gin and Tonic

Thanksgiving Dinner wouldn’t be the same without homemade cranberry sauce. However, there are many other ways to enjoy cranberries during Thanksgiving. Here they’re featured in a slightly savory syrup that adds great flavors to a traditional Gin and Tonic cocktail (which also works for those December holidays, too). And for those traditionalists – I’m so over the fact that G&T’s are only served from Memorial Day to Labor Day. [Read more…]

Pamplemousse-Grenade Cocktail

Or, Grapefruit-Pomegranate Cocktail – it just sounds more fun in French. This is a festive cocktail perfect for the winter holidays and makes use of the fresh grapefruits (or pamplemousses) that are plentiful at this time of year. [Read more…]

Pomegranate-Honey Syrup

Adding honey to the slightly bitter pomegranate makes for a not-too-sweet cocktail syrup that has multiple uses. I like to put it in a decorative pitcher so you (or your guests) can add different mixers to create a variety of drinks.

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The Riegl Margarita II

Last summer Ed and I had a wonderful visit to The Sagamore on Lake George, NY. We arrived just in time for an early lunch where we shared a fresh agave margarita. [Read more…]

Cranberry Gin and Tonics

Despite growing up in Los Angeles, I’m one of those people who doesn’t believe in wearing white pants or shoes between Labor Day and Memorial Day. But, I do believe that it’s okay to drink both gin and tonic water all year long. [Read more…]

The Riegl Margarita

Years ago Ed and I planned a trip to Scottsdale to golf.  Sadly, Ed injured himself prior to his trip and was told by the doctor not to play golf. Never fear, we managed to find plenty to do to occupy our time. One task that Ed devoted much time to was finding the perfect margarita. [Read more…]