Category: Cocktails

  • The Torn Prince Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The Torn Prince Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    Today’s cocktail is inspired by the Absolut Boston Home Run recipe with my own special twist. The Torn Prince was a baseball star who was taken too soon in a car racing incident. I’ve made his cocktail more bitter with the  juice choice as an ode to the bitter swift end of his little slugger […]

  • The Withered Lover Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The Withered Lover Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The Withered Lover is the ghost responsible for inspiring me to want to create the Dark Zodiac Cocktails. I knew what drink I wanted to make for this ghost quite a few months ago. Inspiration from the only kind and gentle ghost of the Dark Zodiac, the Withered Lover is the ghost of a loving […]

  • The Bound Woman Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The Bound Woman Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The cocktail choice for this particular ghost was a little bit of a challenge. I wanted something flirty (since that is what brought about this ghost’s demise) but not too sweet or whimpy. This ghost was very self-centered and vain  and I wanted a cocktail that also reflected this. I feel like egg white drinks […]

  • The Torso Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The Torso Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    Continuing on with our Dark Zodiac Cocktails, today’s recipe is for the Torso. Inspired by the ghost of a gambler who made a bet with a deadly pay out, this Gin drink got some inspiration from a cocktail called “The Bronx Ain’t So Sweet”. The Torso [amd-yrecipe-recipe:9] What choice would you have made for the […]

  • The First Born Son Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The First Born Son Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    I love watching scary movies. But I get really scared of scary movies too. It’s a vicious cycle. However, I’m pretty particular about my scary films. They have to have some sort of supernatural element. I cannot stand serial killers, psychopaths or slashers. Now give me a good ghost story and I’m all yours. One […]

  • Let’s Talk Wine…Cocktails that Aren’t Sangrias

    Let’s Talk Wine…Cocktails that Aren’t Sangrias

    Despite being an avid wine drinker, I’m not a huge fan of sangria. When drinking them at restaurants, they’re not usually up to par and there’s only one sangria that I can think of that I genuinely enjoyed which was made by an old co-worker. White wine, white peaches, white raspberries and grand marnier, it […]

  • “The Pink Elephant” Cocktail Recipe

    “The Pink Elephant” Cocktail Recipe

    Inspired by HedgeComber’s Pink Elephant cocktail recipe, I sought out to make this recipe in large batch format so I wouldn’t need to keep mixing it up for guests during the party. Everything was chilled in advanced so the drink would be ready to serve. You may have also noticed that I substituted lemons in […]

  • Anniversary Celebration at Trader Vic’s

    Anniversary Celebration at Trader Vic’s

    We celebrated our anniversary at Trader Vic’s last Friday for lunch and boy, did we have a blast! We had the pleasure of checking out Trader Vic’s last year for brunch in November when we attended their Hawaiian Brunch and Bazaar to support our favorite bar tender, B-Rex selling his wares. I was eight month […]

  • My Top 5 Favorite Cocktails

    My Top 5 Favorite Cocktails

    As a wine lover, I’m betting you’ll be expecting to see a sangria or mimosa on this list, but prepare to be surprised! And on that note, even though I love me some good vino, rarely will you see me ordering a glass. While out, I greatly enjoy ordering cocktails. Especially when they make me […]

  • 20 Weeks of Tiki Drinks

    20 Weeks of Tiki Drinks

    On the small island of Alameda, California is a quaint little tiki bar which houses a vast collection of rums from around the world as well as delicious tiki-inspired libations for your consumption.  This small hide away is the one and only Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge. They have an exclusive “Kill Devil Club” for those that have conquer the […]

  • Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

    Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

    Last year, I celebrated my birthday adventure in wine country. I had such a blast that I decided to do the same this year and even ventured out of my comfort zone from my beloved Castello di Amorosa. I was not sure what awaited us during our time at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, but it was […]

  • Bailey’s Ghost Cocktail

    Bailey’s Ghost Cocktail

    I’m not sure how it happened, but over the years, we’ve accumulated a couple bottles of Bailey’s Irish Cream. Because of this, I really wanted to make something that used it. I don’t know if it goes bad or what, but these bottles are just sitting around, so I thought, “Why not?”. I took an […]