Our friend Geoffrey always makes the best margaritas…but his latest version is insanely good. He takes a jalapeno pepper, and grates it, then twirls it into the drink. The kick it gives is awesome. I would recommend wearing gloves though when grating the pepper, because the oil from it is so strong and any bit […]


Yolanda’s post on her new favorite, very refreshing, not-too-boozy summertime cocktail inspired me to make my first White Wine Mojito of the summer. It’s delicious and easy, especially if your generous neighbor down the block with the green thumb has tons of fresh mint growing in her garden. (This drink goes well with Thin Mints, […]


Our friend Geoffrey made this fantastic take on a margarita the other night. The combination of the juice with the jalapeno is so good, and the pineapple juice cuts the intensity of the lime, and adds in sweetness without having to add sugar or simple syrup. Easy to make in a large quantities. 1 part […]


We love popcorn in our house. Years ago we got a Whirly-Pop, which we love to bring out on a cold weekend. But when I heard about Quinn Popcorn, which is a safe microwaveable popcorn (the bags don’t have the lining that is made out of stuff that is not good for you and the […]


We were recently at our friend Cindy’s house for her daughter Scout’s 1st birthday. Her friend Bu made these really refreshing wine cocktails, that were so great, not just because of the taste, but also because they were light enough to not hit you so hard over the head. And while we didn’t get to […]


When we were in Miami this winter, we went to this restaurant Barceloneta, which has a large gin and tonic menu. They serve them in big goblets, with lots of tonic (Fevertree is their favorite), so they aren’t as strong as usual. One of the tricks we learned from them is that they like to […]

dark and stormy

A perfect summer cocktail to put into your repertoire, as it’s super easy. All you need is Mount Gay Rum, Gosling Ginger Beer, and lime. Here we used a Rangpur lime, which is a cross between a mandarin orange and a lemon—we love the way it looks in this drink! Fill the glass up with […]

margarita upgrade

We had dinner with some Texan friends this weekend, who love to make margaritas. We loved the way they served them–with a rim garnished with a little salt and honey. All you do is put a some salt and honey on a small plate, and after rubbing some lime on the rim of the glass, […]


We made martinis the other night using the peel of a Meyer lemon. It’s a little less tart than a regular lemon and oh so clean. Swish a bit of vermouth in the glass, rub the inside of the peel around the glass, drop peel in the glass and pour in the shaken or stirred […]

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