Drinks

Rosemary Grapefruit Gimlet

Rosemary Grapefruit Gimlet - made with fresh rosemary syrup, grapefruit, lime and gin
Nate doesn't drink. And as much as I love a good glass of wine, I'm not one to bust open a whole bottle for myself when I want a nightcap. For years, I've solved this dilemma by muddling gin and lime together with various mixers for kind of a makeshift cocktail that changes based on whatever juices or sparkling water I have in...

Hot Buttered Rum Sundae

Our favorite old-fashioned ice cream toppings...hot buttered rum!
Christmas is over and the egg nog's gone, but you still have a bunch of relatives around to entertain until New Year's. Don't worry, we've got the perfect recipe for the season. Hot buttered rum sundaes!This is actually one of my favorite times of the year: the lull between the holidays. Scoop up a big bowl of this tastiness, gather...

Sweet N Sour Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail

Sweet N Sour Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail (perfect excuse to raid your kid's Halloween candy stash)
We're about a month away from Halloween, and I'm over here fantasizing about all the cool party drinks I can concoct for this particular holiday! You've all shown a surprising enthusiasm for our holiday drinks and white sangria in the past, so I figured we may as well keep em coming. This Sweet Tarts drink can be made using stuff stolen...

5 Surefire Ways to Drink More Water

These tips to drink more water are good for people on-the-go...not the usual infuse it with berries and put out eight cups in the morning stuff
I mentioned yesterday that we've all had some health issues going on, part of which ties back to the fact that we've been too dang busy to focus on a good routine for ourselves. Finding ways to drink more water tops every doctor's list of health tips!Oma's actually a nurse, and she's the first one who gave me a kick in...

Butter Coffee that’s Better than Bulletproof

The very best butter coffee in the world. The key is the addition of a couple other ingredients, and it's so easy to make at home. I drink this instead of eating breakfast because it's so rich.
I stumble out of bed in the morning and instantly mutter the same words over and over again. "Butter. Coffee. Need butter coffee. Butter coffee now." Yes. Butter coffee. I literally put butter in my coffee. But My Butter Coffee is the BEST I first heard about this from a paleo friend a couple years ago. Always looking...

Red White and Blue Martini

Red white and blue martini
Toast today's national holiday with a red white and blue martini! Now, I know this is a heated subject. Before I get a bunch of "informative" emails, allow me to say that I am well aware that Labor Day technically is not about the military or service members. This day is dedicated to the achievements of ALL American workers. Today stands...

Cold Brew Coffee Overnight Perfection

How to make perfect cold brew coffee overnight. You just need coffee, water and a french press. No french press? Steep in any glass container and strain through a fine-mesh sieve.
It's summer, which to me means cold brew coffee time! Nate and I are very different in our coffee tastes. We both enjoy a cold cup but he gets inventive with sweets and blends, whereas I'm more of a purist. I like my coffee rich and dark and relatively untouched. I've even started drinking the occasional green coffee bean concoction, a...

How to Enjoy Moscato (and a Sangria Recipe!)

Strawberry mango sangria made with white or pink moscato for a light, refreshing drink
"You put it to your lips and you sip!" I will never forget Papa's hilariously simple advice when I asked him, years ago, how to drink an unfamiliar beverage. Many alcohols are like that. Wine, on the other hand, can be finicky. The more I learn about it, the more fascinated I become. Plucked from vines, aged in beautiful barrels throughout mysterious...

DIY Bottled Cocktails

How to make DIY bottled cocktails for Valentine's Day or parties
Last spring, I had the pleasure of attending a conference called The Big Traveling Potluck up in Temecula. A ton of bloggers gathered with their most show-stopping dishes to listen to inspirational speakers and learn key tricks of the trade. And what did I come away with? Intimate knowledge about how to successfully take my own alcoholic concoctions on...

12 Hot Cocktails to Keep you Warm

12 hot cocktails to keep you warm this winter
I don't drink all that often, so when I do I like to make it something really special. Hot cocktails in the winter are one of my favorite indulgences. Warm spiced cocoa, mulled wine or Irish coffee are some of my favorites when we go out scoping for Christmas sights or watching the lighted boats go by in one...