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Aperol Spritz Whenever a new guest arrives I always try to greet them with an inviting tray filled brilliant orange Aperol Spritzes. It is the perfect introduction to Tuscany and my drink of choice all summer long. The bright citrus and herbal and ever so slightly bitter flavor of the Aperol liquor is elevated by […]
Burlesque Bellini-sicle photo credit to Dance your way around your kitchen to make this mazing bellini in popsicle form, made with prosecco and fresh peach puree, and decorated with delicate edible flowers. Servings: about 10 popsicles INGREDIENTS 15 oz prosecco 5 oz simple syrup 5 oz lemon juice 2 large white peaches 3 dashes […]
David’s Frozen Candied Prosecco Infused Grapes The perfect poolside treat for a hot summer day 2 lbs. grapes I like to use both green and red mixed 1 bottle Prosecco 6 oz. vodka or clear grain alcohol 1-2 cups white sugar Edible flowers for garnish Wash and remove stems of the grapes. Place grapes in […]
In honor of Tito Bonito, our guest blogger we have made the Following cocktail. Read more about Tito in his guest blog The Peaceful Colada. Easing the Cuban Missile Crisis The recipe is 2 oz.Light Bacardi Rum 1 oz. Pineapple Juice 1 oz. Cream of Coconut Juice of 2 Limes 1 oz. Cocnut Water Ice […]
The Flying Wards were an illustrious aerialist group thrilling circus audiences everywhere. Jennie and her brother Eddie first started practicing in their mother’s yard working between their apple trees. Jennie as born in 1889 (the same year as Mabel Stark in Illinois. Eddie’s future wife Mayne would design wardrobe for Sally Rand (Feuding Fan […]
The TEXAS 300 In honor of Texas Guinan   1 oz. Gin – I prefer Sapphire. 1 oz. Sparkling Wine – I used a Sparkling Rose 1oz. Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice ½ oz. Simple Syrup or Agave Splash of soda Squeeze of Lime Grapefruit Salt to rim the glass     Pour Gin, Sparkling […]
With Halloween season upon us naturally this week’s cocktail has a spooky theme! Caribbean folklore legend has it that La Diablesse who appears as a beautifully elegantly dressed woman on nights of a full moon, preys on wayward men (having possibly spent too much time at the local rum haunt) who stop to speak with […]
Tassel Twirler I’m not ready to let go of the summer just yet which is why this week I’m drinking tequila! As things start to cool off, this cocktail brings me back to those hot, sweaty, balmy nights that will be a distant memory in a few months. I use reposado tequila here, giving the […]
All Hail the Queen! This week’s cocktail pays homage to badass British dancer and actress Lydia Thompson often dubbed  the “queen of burlesque” who took New York by storm in 1868 with her performance troupe the British Blondes. Thompson and the Blondes made waves with audiences on their tour with performances combining comedy, satire, racy […]
Sultry Summer Spritz Summer is in full swing which can mean only one thing in the land of booze…it’s Spritz weather! I’m addicted to the Spritz in it’s many forms and they are so easy to make, it’s the perfect drink for sipping in the sun by the pool. Ours adds watermelon juice for that […]