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Cocktail Corner

Cocktail Corner

Jun 24, 2022

Festive 4th of July Jello Shots

In preparing for a July Fourth beach getaway with friends, I looked at photos from past holidays for inspiration for celebratory cocktails.  One of the most fun, and quite…READ MORE

Sep 23, 2021

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

Aug 09, 2021

Luscious Lavender Cocktails

I love lavender.  I love its intoxicating fragrance.  I love its vibrant violet color.  I love its delicate flavor.  And, I love its aromatic essence in…READ MORE

Dec 24, 2020

Hot Buttered Rum Warms Up the Holidays

During the holidays, there is nothing cozier than sipping a favorite warm drink around a glowing fireplace. As the chill of winter settles in (yes, even we Southern Californians experience…READ MORE

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

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

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