Tag: lime juice

AlcoHOLidays | Labor Day | Cruzan Slowpoke Shandy

And just like that, we’ll close the book on another summer. That’s right, another 3-day-weekend is upon us, the last of the season, and the fall and winter holidays are right around the corner. Football has started back up, school is back in session for many, and soon the weather will turn cooler with a […]

AlcoHOLidays | National Rum Day | Cruzan Pineapple Passion

In honor of National Rum Day (August 16) I am delighted to share a recipe courtesy of Cruzan Rum, folks who have been so nice as to share with us several of their tasty libations this summer! (It’s also quite convenient as I am both up to my eyes in wedding projects and in the midst of […]

AlcoHOLidays | Mexican Independence Day | The Caliente

Raise your hands, all of you who think (thought) Cinco de Mayo was Mexico’s Independence Day. Okay, put your hands back down. For the record, Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) celebrates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Fifty-two years earlier, however, Mexico began it’s fight for independence from […]

Cosmic Cocktails | Pisces | Sleeps With the Fishes

And here we are, at the end of our jaunt among the cosmos, with our final sign in the zodiac: Pisces. I’ve dated to astrological fish in my time and, with a little reflection, I see that they are each on totally opposite ends of the Piscean spectrum. The high school Pisces definitely had that […]

It’s Very Easy in the Keys

A couple years ago, at my now-sister-in-law’s graduation dinner and engagement, I ordered a delightful cocktail: the Key Lime Pie. It was dessert in a glass. And ever since then I’ve wanted to recreate it. This is a prime opportunity, don’t you think? Key Lime Pie martinis are quite common and I easily found 7 […]

50 Shots of America–Oklahoma

The countdown has now begun, folks, as we’re making our way through the final 5 in our cocktail tour of the United States we’re also just now getting to the territories that reached statehood in the twentieth century! ~~~oOo~~~ OOOOOOOOOk-lahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plains… (C’mon, tell me that’s not the first […]

50 Shots of America–Utah

One man’s desert is another man’s oasis. Did you know that Utah remained a Mexican territory until the end of the Mexican war? Fur trappers liked it well enough but Spain just wasn’t interested in such a desolate area. The Mormons, on the other hand and under the leadership of Brigham Young, found it a great […]