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Cocktail Corner

Cocktail Corner

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

Sep 18, 2016

Cocktails in the Wine Country? Mais Oui!

Settled among the rolling hills of the Temecula Valley is Southern California’s wine country.  With beautiful vineyards and amazing vistas, this area features award-winning wines from over 30…READ MORE

Jun 08, 2016

Cowboy Cocktails Around the Campfire

When I read that 2016 is the National Park Service Centennial Year, I was reminded of all the fun times our family has enjoyed at these marvelous treasured parks and monuments…READ MORE

Feb 11, 2016

Creating Craft Cocktails

The Craft Cocktail Party: Delicious Drinks for Every Occasion by Julie Reiner (with Kaitlyn Goalen) is a must-have, beautifully photographed cocktail guide to add to your libation library.  Julie…READ MORE

Oct 15, 2015

Apple Cocktails:  A Toast to Fall

Autumn colors of red, gold, and orange splash across the landscape.  Jack Frost greets us in the morning.  Leaves crunch beneath our feet.  Apple season has arrived…READ MORE

Oct 01, 2015

Frozen Melon Margaritas for Fall

Although melons can be found all year-round in today’s marketplace, I find the sweetest ones arrive in the late summer and early fall.  While I was trying…READ MORE

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