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Cocktail Corner

Cocktail Corner

Mar 28, 2020

Galway Spirits to Lift Your Spirits

As our country shelters in place during this global virus threat, I find it heartening to see so many creative social media posts showcasing quality time with family.  I…READ MORE

Feb 22, 2020

Cocktails from the Land of Enchantment

The definition of enchantment is to charm, allure, or captivate.  With New Mexico’s scenic desert landscapes, its Native American, European, and Mexican diverse populations, and the state…READ MORE

Mar 19, 2019

Happy Bob Ross Cocktails

Robin, a writer friend of mine, contacted me a while ago with a cocktail request.  Her friends were having a Bob Ross party and they wanted to serve cocktails…READ MORE

Nov 15, 2018

Celebrate the Season with Holiday Mules

While looking for a holiday cocktail that was festive, yet different, for entertaining this season, I decided to try variations of the classic cocktail, the Moscow Mule.  Made with…READ MORE

Aug 20, 2018

Trending:  The Cider Revival

What do Julius Caesar, Charlemagne, and our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin, all have in common?  According to Erin James, author and editor of SIP…READ MORE

Jan 31, 2018

Canada’s Classic Cocktail:  Hail Caesar, eh?

My daughter and her family recently moved to British Columbia, Canada, and it’s been fun to visit them and experience the Canuck cuisine – poutine, beaver tails, Nanaimo…READ MORE

Dec 10, 2017

Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

As the holidays approach, and we gather together around a cozy fireplace with family and friends, our thoughts automatically turn to the comestibles of celebration.  And, cocktails, of course,…READ MORE

Oct 13, 2017

Premier Cocktails from Preeminent Chefs

The Marine Room restaurant at The La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club in La Jolla, California, kisses the shore of the Pacific Ocean to offer exquisite views, unsurpassed with a…READ MORE

Jun 02, 2017

Raicilla: the Other Agave Spirit

Like tequila and mezcal, raicilla (pronounced “rye-see-ya) is an alcoholic beverage produced from the agave plant.  Tequila is made exclusively from the blue agave plant, the majority of…READ MORE

Nov 29, 2016

Cranberry Cocktails for the Holidays

It’s often a challenge during the holidays to find a cocktail that is either distinctive or new-fashioned.  This season, I have been lucky to find two such…READ MORE

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