Jul 28 2010

Hump Day Happy Hour: Strawberry Mojito Pops

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Part 4 of my July cocktail series featuring thirst-quenching libations every Wednesday this month. Glug, glug, glug, glug... Some summer days are so ridiculously HOT that even an ice cold cocktail won't do. So why not have a frozen one instead? It brings back this nostalgic feeling of our childhood days as the ice cream truck hypnotizes ...


Jul 21 2010

Hump Day Happy Hour: Ginger & Cucumber Sake Cooler

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Part 3 of my July cocktail series featuring thirst-quenching libations every Wednesday this month. Glug, glug, glug, glug... When you go to a spa, they offer you cucumber infused water to refresh you. But when you go to chez nous on a hot summer day, we offer you cucumber perfumed sake instead. So who wants to ...


Jul 14 2010

Hump Day Happy Hour: Pastis Cocktail for Bastille Day

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Part 2 of my July cocktail series featuring thirst-quenching libations every Wednesday this month. Glug, glug, glug, glug... Frankly, today is a bit unmotivating to contribute to my summer cocktail series with all this dark, gloomy weather. But who am I to complain when we've enjoyed nothing but gorgeous sunny weather for the past few weeks? ...


Jul 7 2010

Hump Day Happy Hour: Sangria, Skyscrapers & Sun

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Part 1 of my July cocktail series featuring thirst quenching libations every Wednesday this month. Glug, glug, glug, glug... As a California girl, I've always favored warm weather. Of course, it was practically a year round season in sunny SoCal. So when I transplanted myself to this wonderful place where the three other seasons actually exist, ...


Mar 28 2010

A Special Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 Event – The Caribbean Flavors of Costa Rica

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I remember it like it was just yesterday... The intense Caribbean sun searing my sand encrusted skin like rare ahi tuna while ambitious rastafarians trek up and down the shore extracting fresh coconut juice with their machetes for parched beach goers. I can still hear the gentle surf crashing and echoes of "pura vida!" from Ticos ...


Feb 5 2010

San Pellegrino Blood Orange Mojitos

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I am all too familiar with the words, "Vegas baby! Woo Hoo!" which, after a two-day alcohol bingefest, usually precedes the phrase, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas". This time, it's different. An elite group of culinary students would want nothing more than their skills to leave Vegas and move on to the final ...


Jan 27 2010

THE Bloody Mary

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Tomatoes. To-MAH-toes. As long as it comes with a bit of vodka and plenty of kick. I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I've never had tomato juice unless it's on the rocks with some type of libation and a spoonful of horseradish. Judge all you want, but when you're having your scrambled eggs and coffee, I'll ...


Dec 18 2009

Pepperminty Chocolatini – Holiday In a Glass

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Godiva white chocolate liqueur with swirls of peppermint schnapps - for those who prefer to drink their dessert. I'm an equal opportunity dessert consumer. And although I'm not a huge fan of sugary sweet libations, I can certainly entertain one of these martinis in lieu of dessert. Served chilled, this decadent white chocolate drink with its ...


Dec 10 2009

Pomegranate Sparkle

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Eat. Drink. Be merry! The ultimate recipe for a joyful holiday season. You didn't think we could get through this season without any alcohol, did you? I've shared plenty of good eats with you and we're all having a merry ol' time, right? So let's finally check everything off our list and share a few cocktails ...