I was required to take a physical education class in college. It didn’t take long for me to peruse the course catalog and decide that fencing was the sport for me. After all, as a theater major, who knew when I might need those mad fencing skills on stage. Unfortunately, my fencing career was brief. … Continue reading Vintage Cocktail Project: Lucien Gaudin Cocktail
This week the legendary Elaine Stritch turned 87 years old. In honor of her birthday, we take a look at a drink she helped regain some popularity – The Vodka Stinger. In 1970, Stritch took on the role of Joanne in Stephen Sondheim’s Company and delivered the big 11:00 number, “The Ladies Who Lunch.” Another … Continue reading Another Vodka Stinger?
During this week leading to Christmas, our thoughts lean toward family, presents, and celebration. To add a bit of sparkle to your celebrations this season or to forget that your are surrounded by family, we bring you a few more of our favorite holiday themed libations. For the back story to each cocktail, click on … Continue reading Holiday Sparkle with Cocktails
When Patti Davis (“Anatomy of a Dinner Party”) throws a party, she really throws a party – an out of this world party. And that is exactly what she did recently for her annual holiday bash, choosing the theme this year of “space.” The Davis house was transformed into the outer realms of the universe, … Continue reading Cosmic cocktails for black-tie holiday bash
Nicky and I first visited Woodfire Grill in 2009. Distracted by my infatuation with the talented Kevin Gillespie, I walked right past the bar, took my seat, and savored the chef’s tasting menu and wine pairing. It never even crossed my mind to think cocktails in a place so revered for food and wine. Who … Continue reading Enjoying cocktails at Woodfire Grill
The words I hate to hear: “I’m done with all my Christmas shopping. How about you?” Nicky and I are not ashamed to admit that we tend to procrastinate. I can’t even think about Christmas shopping until the turkey leftovers are long gone and we are well into December. As we recently began contemplating what … Continue reading Christmas shopping for the cocktail enthusiast
‘Tis the season to celebrate, so we thought we’d share with you a few of our favorite cocktail creations to get you in the holiday spirit. Each represent favorite memories and tastes that echo this time of year. To read about our inspiration for each libation follow the title link; otherwise, enjoy the recipes to … Continue reading Decking the Halls with Cocktails