Drink of the Week: Our favorite Charlotte Voisey creation from Tales of the Cocktail, the Cucumber and Lavender Sour
Jeffrey Morgenthaler's Vieux Carré recipe for Mixology Monday
Culinate makes a house margarita with agave and a splash of orange
Faceted Hermetic Glass Bottles in 9oz and 17oz ~ perfect for those bottles of limoncello to share with friends.
A web of refreshment: the White Spider cocktail. An old favorite of Algonquin Hotel fashionistas is now a fave of mine!
The Mexichelada Mary
Finally ~ Absolut Los Angeles - it's an Acai, Acerola, Pomegranate, and Blueberry mix of flavors to represent our city...
Martini Minis ~ i had no idea these existed until i was researching more on Martini & Rossi! How adorable is the packaging?
Come y bebe is a refreshing Ecuadorian fruit salad drink made with orange juice, papaya, pineapple, and banana.
I didn't have a chance to highlight it in the last post ~ how nice is the garnish on this Velvet Edie, Martini & Rossi Warhol recipe? Shows off the lemon, raspberry, mint combo nicely,
Martini & Rossi bring back their 50's/60's ads by Warhol ~ and launch a playful set of Martini Factory Drinks!
115-year old bottle of Veuve Clicquot from 1893 is found locked away in a sideboard in the Torosay Castle, Isle of Mull, Scotland.
Champagne Cooler- The perfect and refreshing summertime cocktail
Love these old school seltzer bottles
Mojito Snow Cones! at the Fairmont Miramar hotel in Santa Monica...
Mixology Monday: New Orleans means a Brandy Milk Punch for breakfast!
Martini Popsicles ~ at Bar Nineteen12 at the Beverly Hills Hotel
Vodka & Co. Quite the drinks site from france!
Vegan matcha latte with almond milk
My final roundup of the madcap whirlwind that is Tales of the Cocktail... at least until next year!
Raspberry-Thyme Smash. Fresh raspberries lend an amazing technicolor punch to this thyme-scented gin drink.
Reusable metal bendy straws!
Vinegar ~ the hot new drink ingredient? I agree with Alcademics that the Vinegar-ade does sound intriguing....
Sweet Tea Vodka, from the Firefly Distillery of South Carolina. Gourmet's John T. Edge says "The stuff should be swill, consigned forever to be a base spirit for Long Island Iced Teas. But it’s not."
How much do you know about the Mouthfeel Wheel?
Mmmmm now when i can't get up to SF's 21st Amendment, i can still try to get some of their Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer (So yummy ~ thanks to lester for introducing me to it)
Jamie Boudreau has two recipes for you ~ one to help ease the pain of the many late nights and drinks of TotC... and Ambrosia!
Le Mixeur shows us how to make The Tall Acadian
A Dash of Bitters lucked out with quite the TotC schwag with this Plymouth bar tools set
Ah TotC ~ apparently drink boston has the story about Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Daniel Shoemaker, and Erik Adkins' rooftop mix off... using only the nips in the schwag bag!
Zagat has a nice article rounding up the highlights and trends of Tales of the Cocktail ~ i must find out more about the Ramos Gin Fizz Marshmallow
Pink Pomegranate-Raspberry Sangria
Beautiful drink for your wife or girlfrend.
The Mojito is the perfect Summer cooler, here's our recipe.
I love the look of this. It isn't some over complicated device. It just screams old-world charm. When you use it, it tells everyone you know what you are doing.
“The history of the Martini is shrouded in mystery. But most agree that SFwas its birthplace. One story credits a bartender at the St. Francis with the olive garnish - this is the St. Francis Cocktail.”
Half the fun of cocktails is all the lore behind them. Get the full scoop on Harvey Wallbanger, the Monkey Gland, and other intriguingly named cocktails.
Orange Blossom Cream Ale - a seasonal brew from Buffalo Bill's Brewery in Hayward, California
Island Taxi - a Rum twist on the Classic Sidecar cocktail. Curacao lends a beautiful color and floral notes to compliment the citrus.
Mojito Sorbet. Liime, mint and rum. It was so cool and refreshing that I almost ate the whole batch in one sitting. Almost. Good thing sorbets are low in fat. Right?
On designer tools ~ Titanium Citrus Reamer and Citrus Zester from Art+Cook
Cocktail/drinks inspired jewelry from Mason Martin Margiela
Grown-Up Soda aka "GuS" is seriously fabulous!
Prairie Vodka really sent the prairie with this product sample. In an intricately laser engraved wood box filled with corn and straw - cradling this deliciously smooth bottle of vodka...
One of my favorite publishers, Chronicle Books hooks us all up ~ 30% off and free shipping through Aug 3rd with promo code: FRIENDS
Married with Dinner's DOTW this week is ~ the classic Pimm's Cup!