Category: Cocktails

  • Sips & Spirits Virtual Party

    Sips & Spirits Virtual Party

    Come hang out around the bar for a Sips & Spirits Virtual Party on Instagram Live this Saturday, January 29th at 6PM PST!

  • Sips & Spirits Haunting IG Live

    Sips & Spirits Haunting IG Live

    This Sunday, October 17th. Erick and I will be haunting Sooky Little Halloween’s IG Live series as Sips & Spirits.

  • Have a Drink with the Sips & Spirits Podcast

    Have a Drink with the Sips & Spirits Podcast

    My husband and I want to invite you to have a drink with the Sips & Spirits podcast where we enjoy alcoholic and spectral spirits.

  • “Summon the Spirits” Cocktail

    “Summon the Spirits” Cocktail

    “Awaken the Spirits” is here! I decided to brew up my own fun by awakening the spirits at home with “Summon the Spirits” cocktail!

  • Let’s Talk Wine…Luxury Experiences at Castello di Amorosa

    Let’s Talk Wine…Luxury Experiences at Castello di Amorosa

    I’m no stranger to the beautiful Italian castle nested along the Calistoga highway. It is no secret that is it one of my favorite stops when we find ourselves in the Napa Valley.

  • The Toasting Skipper shows off her Tiki Mug Collection

    The Toasting Skipper shows off her Tiki Mug Collection

    I don’t have an overwhelming ensemble like some I know, but after a few years of mug accumulating, I’m pretty proud of my collection to date.

  • The Toasting Skipper ventures into Trader Vic’s Hawaiian Bazaar

    The Toasting Skipper ventures into Trader Vic’s Hawaiian Bazaar

    It has been silly busy this April. Considering I was planning to take it very easy in real life after all the crazy wild adventures I embarked on in March, the month still ran away with me. With it being my birthday month, I couldn’t help squeezing in an unexpected trip or two. For example, […]

  • Visiting Chateau Montelena

    Visiting Chateau Montelena

    This historic winery has been on my checklist for a couple years now (since Mary Davek recommended the film Bottle Shock to us and visited the equally historic Stag’s Leap for my birthday). We decided it was a perfect time to sneak it in during our thrilling adventure of celebrating our anniversary in the ever […]

  • The Toasting Skipper tries mixing Hot Buttered Rum

    The Toasting Skipper tries mixing Hot Buttered Rum

    It feels like spring is right around the corner, but Winter is still in its full chilly force, even here in the California central valley. You won’t find me complaining, though. The chilly weather is perfect for my favorite hot cocktails to nip away at the cold. My personal favorite is Hot Buttered Rum, but […]

  • Visiting Chronic Cellars Tasting Room

    Visiting Chronic Cellars Tasting Room

    I imagine most people are home now, back from their tricks and treatings, or have doused the candles on their alters. We, as a family will be wrapping up our Halloween celebrations with a “Graveyard Gallop” to some of our loved ones’ resting places this coming weekend as a belated homage to Day of the […]

  • The Pilgrimess Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The Pilgrimess Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The Pilgrimess is an interesting ghost. In life, it was never fully confirmed if she was indeed a witch, but the cocktail that was inspired by her actually honors her name, Isabella. We’ve substituted grenadine with pomegranate liqueur from the original recipe, but it still turned out delightful. The Pilgrimess [amd-yrecipe-recipe:14] What choice would you […]

  • The Angry Princess Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The Angry Princess Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The Angry Princess is a very depressing ghost to me. A beautiful woman who just couldn’t see the beauty in herself and brought her life to an unfortunate end. For this cocktail, I was inspired by the “Pretty Lady” recipe which came out beautiful looking then added some pomegranate liqueur for that red mistake the […]