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Hibiscus Water

Hibiscus Water

One night at dinner a long time ago, we were dining with company at a nice Mexican restaurant. As I was browsing the wine selection, out of nowhere comes, “What’s Jamaica?” Um, sorry, what? Isn’t it an island in the caribbean and what does that […]

Blood Orange Sparkling Wine Cocktail

Blood Orange Sparkling Wine Cocktail

It’s our anniversary and we’ve been celebrating all weekend long. There’s a lot to toast to and even more to celebrate. These are happy times deserving of a special cocktail. Since it’s citrus season and blood oranges are abundant, why not? Gin is our spirit […]

Martinez Cocktail

Martinez Cocktail

With renewed interest in quality cocktails and small batch liquors there is no shortage of trendy bars around town. Classic cocktails have stood the test of time for a reason and we always find ourselves coming back to them. However, as much fun as it […]

Peach Prosecco Floats

Peach Prosecco Floats

When life gives you peaches… you make prosecco floats! That’s precisely how I cooled myself down and made use of some of this┬ápeach basil sorbet. Prosecco is just a touch sweet and the effervescence brightens the peach flavor making this float worthy of a toast… […]

Micheladas

Micheladas

Micheladas are one of those drinks that have so many variations and add-ins, ┬áthe combinations can get very creative. Often, you will see them made with Clamato or other spices and salsas. I prefer mine simple, in the style of my favorite restaurant in Porto […]

Barbadian Gin Punch

Barbadian Gin Punch

This gin punch is ready for summer. It’s ready for longer days, lazy, warm days and a whole lot of sitting around on the porch just sipping away and enjoying the day. Yeah, that sounds about right. I know Spring just started, but it’s been […]

The Seelbach

The Seelbach

Ahhhh…it’s finally my favorite day of the week. Friday means the end of the work week (for me) and the beginning of cocktail hour which I cannot wait to commence! It’s also the start of another whirlwind weekend of planning, grocery shopping, and cooking and/or […]

Blood Orange Mimosas

Blood Orange Mimosas

Well folks, we all made it through another week. Now, that’s something to celebrate so pat yourself on the back for a job well done and get to squeezing some fresh blood orange juice. If you want to get fancy, because it’s the weekend and […]

Wine Tasting in Valle de Guadalupe

Wine Tasting in Valle de Guadalupe

This past weekend, we made the trip out to Valle de Guadalupe located in the mountains between Tijuana and Ensenada. It has been nearly 7 years since the last time we visited and my oh my do things change. I didn’t remember seeing anything like […]

Spicy Gin Cooler

Spicy Gin Cooler

With the unseasonably warm weather we’re having in San Diego, we were craving a refreshing cocktail. Something light and bright. It was time to get creative and experiment. K busted out the gin; a mellow one, more floral than herb-y and along with than came […]

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