Pineapple Passion Martini

Cheers, my dears! I’ve got a delightful new martini recipe that’s super quick to shake up. I wrote this recipe as a single martini but it easily doubles in a standard cocktail shaker. I used Still Austin’s American Gin: The Naturalist for this recipe, which I adore because it tastes like elderflower. If you use…

The Tinkerbell

Inspired by Peter Pan’s sidekick, The Tinkerbell is a sparkly champagne cocktail I know this is a big statement, but The Tinkerbell might be my favorite Disney Dinners drink. It’s just so delicious! It’s only a few ingredients but the combination is spot on, and who doesn’t love a glittery drink? I came up with…

Strawberry Breeze

I actually exclaimed, “OMG!” when I took a sip of this cocktail for the first time. It’s that tasty. I happened to have some strawberries, leftover lemonade, and mint in the garden and needed a cocktail to go with my Fettuccine with Mussels and Bacon for dinner with my friend Irene. I had been wanting…

Maple Old Fashioned

I’m an old fashioned kind of gal. My love of bourbon knows no bounds. It’s a bonafide fact that I’m a nicer person after savoring a bourbon cocktail. One sip of this delightful bourbon cocktail with Canadian maple syrup, Amarena cherries, and fresh orange and suddenly your troubles melt away. No special tools are needed…

Classic Hot Chocolate

Looking for hot cocoa? (Yes, there’s a difference.) Click here. If you’re looking for classic hot chocolate made with actual chocolate, you’ve come to the right place! What’s more comforting than a warm cup of hot chocolate? This recipe takes minutes to whip together and if you’re a baker, you probably have everything in your…

Orange Hot Chocolate

Warm up with an energizing cup of orange hot chocolate The other day I was perusing the Mohonk Mountain House website, pouring over the Hudson Valley resort’s menus for a little armchair vacation and I have not stopped thinking about their orange hot chocolate. Dallas is having record-breaking winter weather this week so I decided…

Dragon Fruit Smoothie

Is this not the most gorgeous smoothie you’ve ever seen? I have a fascination with dragon fruit (or pitaya it’s also called) because I love beautiful food and few things are as vibrantly stunning as this exotic pink-purple fruit. This smoothie recipe only has THREE ingredients because dragon fruit is so delicious, it needs very…

All Hallow’s Eve Martini

A jet black martini with spooky smoke Looking for a spooky Halloween cocktail? You’ve come to the right place! This witchy drink gets its magic from dry ice and its color from the perfect combo of ingredients. There is no food coloring in this drink. The combination of blue curaçao, red cranberry juice, and dark…

Homemade Apple Cider

What says fall more than a warm glass of homemade apple cider? This drink makes your house smell amazing. My mom said, “Realtors should really use this recipe when they want to sell a house. It smells so cozy!” You do need a couple of hours to make homemade cider but it’s mostly all inactive…