Archives: Cocktails

Blackberry Moscow Mule

August 30, 2017 | By andrea | Comments Off on Blackberry Moscow Mule | Filed in: Beverages, Cocktails, Recipes, Summer.

A few days ago I decided to meander down the nature trail behind our house to pick some blackberries to add to a Moscow Mule, a cocktail made with vodka, fresh lime juice, and ginger beer. My blackberry search, however, was almost a bust. Being vertically challenged (I’m almost 5’2″), most of the purple-y ripe fruit was out of my reach so I • Read More »

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Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

December 30, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail | Filed in: Beverages, Christmas, Cocktails, Holidays, Recipes, Thanksgiving.

Offer up a toast this New Year’s Eve with a pretty glass of bubbly splashed with pomegranate juice for a bit of color and a hint of sweetness. While the pomegranate seeds are a nice touch, I usually don’t bother with them. These days you can get good bubblies from Spain (cava) or the States (California, Washington) for under • Read More »

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White Sangria

September 1, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on White Sangria | Filed in: Beverages, Cocktails, Mexican, Recipes.

Sangria, like most things, can either be really bad or really good. This peachy-flavored recipe for White Sangria is definitely in the really good category! It’s delicious, refreshing and super easy to make. I chose a bottle of Red Cliffe Sauvignon Blanc (under $10 at Trader Joe’s), and used triple sec for the orange liqueur. • Read More »

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The Strawberry Muddle

July 28, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Beverages, Cocktails, Recipes.

Here’s a refreshing drink that’s perfect on a hot summer day. The recipe calls for an Italian sparkling wine called Prosecco but any dry sparkling wine will do. Enjoy! The Strawberry Muddle -recipe from Bon Appetit Magazine Created by Jon Hoeber, the farmers’ market-prowling mixologist at Rustic Canyon restaurant in Santa Monica, The Strawberry Muddle is • Read More »

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Happy Birthday to me…and a Sparkling Lemoncello-Raspberry Cocktail

May 20, 2011 | By andrea | 6 Comments | Filed in: Beverages, Cocktails, Recipes.

Today is my birthday and I made this delicious sparkling wine cocktail to celebrate my day. It’s easy, delicious, and perfect for spring and summer festivities! I used frozen raspberries, which worked great  because they get smashed with the lemoncello so they don’t need to be beautiful, whole berries. Also, choose a brut sparkling wine, • Read More »

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Mango Bellini

August 22, 2009 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Beverages, Cocktails, Recipes.

Here’s an updated version of the bellini, a cocktail that originated in Italy that consists of sparkling wine and white peach purée. This recipe features mango nectar (or juice) instead of peach purée. It’s beautiful, festive and delicious! This cocktail would be a perfect beginning to a brunch or an al fresco (outdoors) dinner party. For an extra “pop” of color, garnish • Read More »

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