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Tag Archives: Lime (fruit)

• 10 Fierce Cocktails To Celebrate National Tequila Day

10 Fierce Cocktails To Celebrate National Tequila Day

          1. The Milagro Freshest Margarita Milagro Did you know that 91% of people prefer fresh margaritas over those made with a pre-packaged mix? If you fall in this category, “The Milagro Freshest Margarita” recipe is the perfect mix of classic cocktail with a creative twist. The Milagro Freshest Margarita Recipe 2. CRUZ […]

• Celebrate New Harper Lee Novel With ‘Tequila Mockingbird’ Cocktails

Celebrate New Harper Lee Novel With ‘Tequila Mockingbird’ Cocktails

 The Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury, Vermont celebrated the release of Harper Lee’s new novel, Go Set a Watchman, with a happy hour at a local bar and “Tequila Mockingbird” cocktails: a shot of tequila with a dash of hot sauce, chased with a pickle slice and for Go Set a Watchman – “Go Get a Scotch, Man.”: scotch, […]

• Love Wimbledon? Enjoy it with a cocktail right out of tennis ball. Win!

Love Wimbledon? Enjoy it with a cocktail right out of tennis ball. Win!

London restaurant, Holborn Dining Room, serves this novel champagne cocktail. Try it! Hey, at least it’s not out of tennis shoe! Break Point cocktail Cumber infused Stolichnaya Elit Vodka (or your choice) Fresh cucumber juice Lanson white label champagne (or your choice) A squeeze of fresh lime juice Then, make a hole in the top […]

• Easy Guide: Making Simple Syrups For Your Cocktails

Easy Guide: Making Simple Syrups For Your Cocktails

Sweetness. It’s one of our four main tastes (yes, five if you count umami), and it’s a key component to any good drink, helping balance acid, bitterness and even booze. But have you ever tried to add sugar by the spoonful to a glass of iced coffee or a squeeze of honey directly into a […]

• 4 Cocktails for Day Drinking (Without Getting Day Drunk)

4 Cocktails for Day Drinking (Without Getting Day Drunk)

Proper daytime drinking requires the intestinal fortitude needed for marathons, not sprints. But it also requires a strategy (plus water and food, and did we say water?). Those rosé refills can land you in that sad, sad place where you nod off earlier than is socially acceptable. “You want to feel buzzed but also refreshed,” […]

Tequila’s a Top Tipple with Celebs at SXSW. Check it out!

Tequila’s a Top Tipple with Celebs at SXSW. Check it out!

So the tabloids say, “Celebrities; they’re just like us!” as they bag groceries, push strollers, talk to the pool man, etc. We just watched an episode of Celebrity Wife Swap where Jermaine Jackson showed Alex Baldwin’s wife how to call for a servant to pick up a dog poop in his back garden because he […]

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• Get Your Margarita On! Here Are 10 Great Recipes

Get Your Margarita On! Here Are 10 Great Recipes

These fabulous recipes include classic margaritas, mango margaritas and pomegranate margaritas.  Try them all and report back! #1 Pear-Cilantro Margarita Ice 1 ounce reposado tequila 1 ounce pear nectar or juice 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup1/2 ounce fresh lime juice 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon chopped cilantro, plus 1 small cilantro sprig for […]

• Purim Themed Cocktails Including The Hammered Taschen

Purim Themed Cocktails Including The Hammered Taschen

“With most parties I throw I like to have a featured drink in addition to the normal beer, wine, and soda offering. What I have learned though is that the featured drink really must be made in bulk because you’ll be pinned to the bar making drink after drink if you plan to make them […]

• Vinegar Cocktails: A New Way To Get Pickled

Vinegar Cocktails: A New Way To Get Pickled

The New York trend for drinks with a sharp edge arrives in London. A Chelsea bar has become the first in London to offer drinkers a menu of vinegar-based cocktails. Ingredients include balsamic vinegar, home-made balsamic jam and a cherry-infused apple vinegar to give the drinks an unusual kick. The trend has spread from New […]

• Five Cocktails for Your Sequester-Watching Party

Five Cocktails for Your Sequester-Watching Party

Throwing a sequester shindig this weekend? Of course you are! But if you want to be the host or hostess with the mostest, be sure your guests are able to drown their frustration in our democracy with these tasty drinks. It’ll make for a night you can’t ever remember (not that you would really want […]

• Memorable Montelobos Mezcal. Gotta Have It.

Memorable Montelobos Mezcal. Gotta Have It.

Last night, Montelobos launched their wonderful Mezcal at Las Perlas (downtown LA). I’ve had mezcal and haven’t really been able to get over the, some might say, gasoline taste, but this mezcal was DELICIOUS! It was smooth, had depth of flavors and just the right amount of smoke. Mezcal is typically served neat, and that’s […]

• Poptails! Cocktail popsicles you can make yourself. Aaaahhh.

Poptails! Cocktail popsicles you can make yourself. Aaaahhh.

To me, summer is margarita season. My favorite classic margarita is the “Topolo,” which is served at Rick Bayless’ Topolobampo restaurant in Chicago. It is properly shaken and served in an appropriately small martini glass. I can’t stand trying to drink out of stemmed glasses that are too big for my mouth. I end up drenched […]

• National Margarita Day official? Maybe. But who cares. Celebrate Feb. 22!

National Margarita Day official? Maybe. But who cares. Celebrate Feb. 22!

        Congress has finally convened and proclaimed the way our Founding Fathers intended them to – BEHOLD, Wednesday, February 22, 2012 – National Margarita Day. Those pesky Margie lobbyists made their way inside the hallowed halls of Congress and emerged with yet another special interest victory.  Care to ask how many margaritas […]