Drinks

Peach Bourbon Sweet Tea Lemonade

June 24, 2013
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{Thank you to McCormick Grill Mates for sponsoring this post, the first in a three-part series showcasing this summer’s grilling trends.} When the last time you tried grilling something new? Hopefully this summer will bring lots of fun grilling times your way. I’ve kicked off my summer by grilling a drink! This recipe for Peach […]

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Cheers to the New Year!

December 31, 2012
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Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year! If you can get your hands on some edible hibiscus flowers in rose syrup before the clock strikes midnight tonight, may I recommend dropping one in the bottom of your champagne glass for a Champagne Hibiscus Cocktail. The flower “blooms” as you pour in the bubbly, […]

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Angostura and Soda…Happy 100th Birthday, Julia Child!

August 15, 2012
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As I type I’ve got my feet up on my backyard patio ottoman and am imbibing in what I’m told was Julia Child’s favorite cocktail, the Angosoda – a simple, sophisticated, scarcely-alcholic and incredibly refreshing mix of Angostura bitters, soda and lime on the rocks. Julia would have turned 100 years old today and I […]

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Stovetop Cocoa with Toasted Homemade Marshmallows

November 8, 2011
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  Hot chocolate was that special treat we got to have after school when it was too gray and rainy to play outside (which didn’t happen all that often in the Silicon Valley). It was something I could make by myself – I’d just microwave some water in a mug and tear open a packet […]

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Red Tea Sangria + A “Cool” Giveaway!

August 31, 2010
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“This is SO good! You can’t even taste the alcohol!” You know you’re in trouble when you find yourself saying this…especially when the beverage is served by the pitcher! I do love to relax with an icy tumbler of sangria, it’s so fruity and refreshing. This Red Tea Sangria recipe from inside the Mighty Leaf […]

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Margaritas

May 4, 2009
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Around here, in San Diego, the margaritas will be flowing in a big way on Cinco de Mayo. Everyone has their preference when it comes to the refreshing cocktail: frozen or on the rocks. I tried a margarita recipe I found on a bottle of Triple Sec both frozen and on the rocks (yes, I […]

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