Tag: rum

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 […]

Tucson Dining: 42 kinds of rum at Saint House

Update: Closed. I can remember when there were 2 or 3 restaurants on tired old Congress Street but those days are now gone. Congress is exploding with restaurants, menus, and ingredients for every taste and thirst. Saint House which is its newest addition opens August 15, boasting 42 kinds of rum. Who knew? Especially since […]

AlcoHOLidayss | Independence Day | Cruzan Independence Sparkler

In honor of those founding fathers’ stand for freedoms from tyranny, we’re going to feature Constitutional cocktails for 2 weeks instead of 1. We’re going short and sweet without any preamble this week! Courtesy of our friends at Cruzan, today’s cocktail features two of their rums because, hey, twice the rum, twice the fun, right? […]

AlcoHOLidays | Brazilian Independence Day | The Samba

Greetings and Salutations! Welcome to our next cocktail series, aptly titled AlcoHOLidays. See what I did there? Of course you do! After all, you’re incredibly intelligent (I mean, you must be, you read this blog!) and it’s too early to be that far into your cups already, right? So for this series we’ll be taking […]

Blast from the Past: The Mojito

I’m in a bit of a crunch, right now, laying out the pages for What to Feed Your Raiding Party, so our next Cosmic Cocktail will have to wait a week. So as not to start your weekend off dry, here’s a post from my 2009 archives, part of the Alpha-hol Series, about a refreshing drink perfect for […]

50 Shots of America–Hawaii

I suppose, pre-Internet especially but before the media made everyone so altogether global, traveling across country or to a different region could really feel like going someplace different. My own travels leads me to believe that’s not really the case anymore. Except, perhaps, in Hawaii. (Granted, I’ve never been there myself but I’d be more […]

50 Shots of America–Florida

Liquid Sunshine Oh, hey, did you think we were done with the East Coast? That we were at least finished with the Southeast, moving as we are through the Midwest and all? Not exactly. See, while the rest of the country was becoming locally-owned, the Spanish were still holding on to Florida with a pretty […]

50 Shots of America–Rhode Island

Seems to like all Rhode Island ever wanted was to be left alone and they just never stood a chance. An early haven for seekers of religious tolerance it was later the Switzerland of New England during the American Indian wars of 17th Century (even though no one really honored their wish to remain neutral. […]