Think “summer,” and what comes to mind? Long days. Sun. Sunscreen. The cottage. Cold beer. Swimming. Lounging with a book. Chips. Bike rides. Ice cream. Beer, chips, ice cream….too bad the most delicious things that we crave the moment the calendar flips to June are also oh-so-bad for … [Read more...]
5 Summer Cocktails For Your Impromptu Get-Together
Summer entertaining is meant to be easy. We'll have impromptu get-togethers after dinner with friends and neighbours. Who doesn't love to watch the sunset? Plus, lately the skies have been stunning at night. But we're not into fussing too much and since guests will often show up with wine in hand … [Read more...]
Wickedly Amazing Cocktails For Halloween
There's nothing that scares me more than not having the right mix of cocktails for the adult ghouls that come around once the witching hour begins. But I have no doubt my drinks will be a howling success with my new favourite spirit Crystal Head Vodka... of course! The Crystal Head bottle was … [Read more...]
Hey Amigas! Our Favourite Recipes For National Tequila Day
Tequila has become one of our most favourite drinks of choice either on it's own or mixed into cocktails. The name tequila, was named after a small town in the Jalisco state in Mexico. According to the experts, tequila means "the place of harvesting plants." Made from the agave plant, history tells … [Read more...]
Celebrate Summer With Easy Cocktails!
Summer is just creeping on our doorsteps. Mother nature has given us a teaser over the past couple of weeks and we can just taste it can't we? The sweet lingering time on the front porch as the summer nights ease in. The BBQ on the back patio with the kids splashing in the sprinklers. The fun in the … [Read more...]
Dinner In a Glass – Bloody April
Perhaps the weather is less than stellar where you are today. Oh hai, thanks for the all snow and ice balls, April. Never mind. Make yourself a cocktail, and just wait for that crap to end. This is basically a Bloody Mary, only with more deliciousness. Let's call it a Bloody April. It's … [Read more...]
All Hail Britannia…with a cocktail!
The summer of 2012 will definitely go down as Great Britain's greatest season on memory.GB kicked things off with a week of lovely celebrations honouring the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and made us all remark on what a wonder Queen Elizabeth II really is.The country did such an amazing job of hosting … [Read more...]
Auld Lang Syne
Whew. Whatever winter festival you celebrate, it's probably over now (deep breath...and...relax). And now it's time to plan for New Year's Eve, that marvelously universal night of renewal and the freshest of all fresh starts. I love it. I've done it all, from formal parties with multi-hundred … [Read more...]