Tag: Cocktails

National Mojito Day – July 11

Did you know that the mojito has been routinely presented as a favorite drink of author Ernest Hemingway? Traditionally, a mojito is a cocktail with five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice) or simple syrup, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint. The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint or yerba buena, a mint variety […]

MxMo LXXXIII: Preserves | Strawberry Shot-Cake

This month’s Mixology Monday, hosted by Craig of A World of Drinks, is Preserves. Even though fresh-everything is the clarion call of cocktail enthusiasts today, back when cocktails were fresh and new, themselves, it wasn’t necessarily feasible to have fresh everything at the tip of your barspoon. Sure, that makes the cake for seasonal cocktails, but let’s […]

National Guacamole Day Dip & Sip? Challenge Accepted!

I’ve always loved playing hostess at parties and I’m so lucky to have found, in Todd, a willing accomplice to party perfection. We try to throw at least one good-sized party a year (with written invitations, party favors, etc.) but with this year’s bash being the wedding (in 47 days–holy cats it’s getting close!), at-home […]

Tucson: Tavolino Bar Manager Wins Campari Cocktail Contest

Congratulations Eric! from the press release Tucson, Ariz—Eric Farmilant, Bar Manager at Tavolino Ristorante Italiano, has won the “Local Champion”  award in the 2013 Campari “Best Aperitivo” Cocktail competition. Sponsored by the USBG (United States Bartenders Guild), the competition was held at the Surly Wench Pub on Sunday, August 18th . Members of the Tucson […]

Fab Food at Playground, Downtown Tucson Dining

What kind of name is Playground? It’s a hip corner bar like none other downtown Tucson with an accessible roof top, sexy patio, has its own parking lot (a seductive plus), the widest TV screen on the planet, and a vast high ceiling interior with swings hanging from the ceiling. Aha! That’s the playground connection. […]

AlcoHOLidays | Winter Solstice | Yuletide Cheer

Providing the world hasn’t ended–or isn’t in the process thereof–I thought I’d stray from the culturally expected norm of Christmas and delve a little into the natural change of seasons that happens this time of year at the Winter Solstice. The shortest day of the year, this time marks the official beginning of winter even as the days […]

Tucson: Southwest Spirit Summit with Tony Abou-Ganim

Cocktails, anyone? Spirits galore pour at the Casino del Sol Resort in Tucson November 16, 17 & 18. Check out the dizzying details, discounts, and deals for overnight stays. Drink responsibly. Purchase tickets here. from the press release ALL ACCESS PASS for the Tony Abou-Ganim Southwest Spirit Summit ~ $125 per person ~ Includes admission […]

Cookbook Review: Poptails

I loved this book. While small in size and not taking up a lot of space on your bookshelf, Poptails is user-friendly and oh, so, clever with 60 boozy recipes and 20 mouthwatering photos. Admit it, sometimes you rather suck on popsicles or some frozen confection than sip a cocktail especially during these scorching summer […]

Product Review: Kahlua Iced Coffee to Go, Cocktails

Product Review: Kahlua Iced Coffee to Go I love Kahlua, an intensely rich coffee liqueur from Mexico. Pour a tablespoon or two over chocolate or coffee ice cream (okay vanilla for you purists) and you have a simple dessert for the 21+ crowd. I received some samples delivered by Fed-Ex, that’s one of the perks […]

Cosmic Cocktails | Scorpio | What a Tail

Apologies for the lack of update last Friday: preparations for the book launch took more time than I expected them to. Isn’t it always the way? But now we’re back! From outer space, we just walked in– No, no, no, we’re not channeling Gloria Gaynor, here, not the least because she was a Virgo, not a Scorpio, […]