Tag: hazelnut liqueur

Cosmic Cocktails | Virgo | Downtime

Virgos are the worker-bees of the zodiac, they have a need to be constantly busy, constantly doing, and often doing things for others. They are well-suited to the task-master positions of a Personal Assistant (the power behind the power, so to speak) and their perfectionist tendencies make them great managers, though they do have to […]

A Little Taste of the Crescent City

It’s been a busy week here at Money Creek: 2 cocktails and 3 bottles of wine busy! But it was while creating one of my Character Cocktails for an upcoming product launch (they’re not just for people, you know) that I was struck with inspiration for this week’s Alphatini cocktial, the letter N. And a good thing […]

Have Your Dessert (Cocktail) First!

Not that I’d know anything about testing out a super-indulgent cocktail recipe before supper. And if I were to do such a thing, it’s only be to take advantage of the light. Let’s get down to the business of the G-cocktail, shall we? Which just happened to be inspired by a certain special-occasion dessert. For those unfamiliar, the groom’s cake is […]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forest

When contemplating this week’s letter, the first thing to come to mind was Frangelico–the wonderful hazelnut liqueur that comes in a bottle shaped like a Franciscan monk, complete with a rope belt. But a single ingredient a cocktail does not make. So while supper simmers I have to ponder what else to put with the nutty […]

50 Shots of America–Wyoming

Dude, we’re up to the 44th state of the Union: Wyoming! And no, I haven’t confused my states, I know we’ve already done California. I’m not talking surfing, here, I’m talking ranching! Dude ranches, specifically, the first of which was opened in 1879 in Wolf, Wyoming by the Eaton brothers (warning: music plays automatically). Back […]

50 Shots of America–Oregon

The Oregon Trail For the longest time I thought Oregon was more inland… somewhere more in the Idaho area, for some reason. I just couldn’t imagine it on the coast. At least I didn’t think it was an island, right? What I *was* fairly sure of was that lots of people traveled to Oregon in […]

50 Shots of America–Mississippi

Muddy Magnolia Entering the Union on December 12, 1817, Mississippi became the 20th state to sign on the dotted line. Thinking of the Magnolia State brings to mind images of plantation homes, cotton fields and the eponymous river. So very strong before the Civil War, top 5 as far as wealth is concerned, it has […]