Cherr-ity Bourbon Punch

A delicious cherry orange bourbon punch Looking for a punch you can serve again and again? This punch is a crowd pleaser! I made this for happy hour at my parents’ lake house with my girlfriends and everyone loved it. This is super simple to make. No tricks here: just pour everything in a large pitcher or…

Pirate Eggnog

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for The Rose Table It’s beginning to look like a Captain Morgan Christmas! If you want a superior spiked eggnog recipe, shake Captain Morgan 1671 with your favorite eggnog and a pinch of cinnamon. My brother and I, we’re Captain Morgan people. We love Captain Morgan so much…

The Fairest Cocktail of Them All

A Snow White cocktail that’s perfect for the holiday season! I have a confession. My regular readers now how much I adore wine and bourbon but if I really want to treat myself, I shake up a dessert cocktail. It’s my favorite! It’s kind of like a milkshake without all of the extra calories. I…

Strawberry Margaritas

I’m going to level with you here: this is the first time I’ve used my margaritas glasses for margaritas. I most often use them for fruit and yogurt at brunch. I’m just not a margarita person in general. I’d way rather have rum than tequila but I was determined to serve a delicious tequila cocktail…

Mai Tai

When I think Hawaiian cocktails, I think mai tai. The problem is, the classic mai tai is not what most people associate with a mai tai. The original is two ounces rum, one ounce lime juice, one half ounce orange syrup, one half ounce orange liqueur, and a mint sprig but when I think mai…

Jabberwocky

A refreshing spring cocktail that’s as beautiful as it is tasty! I planned on serving a classic Pimm’s Cup at Disney Dinners: Alice in Wonderland as a nod to the fact that Alice lives in Britain before she tumbles down to Wonderland. However, I was playing with ingredients one day, literally opening bottles of alcohol…

Singapore Sling

A sling is an old fashioned gin-based cocktail. Originally made with lemon juice, it’s more often served with pineapple juice nowadays. You could make this cocktail by the glass or a big pitcher for a party. I came up with this for Disney Dinners: Mulan. The gin complements the pineapple juice, making this refreshing and…

La Belle et la Bête

I tweaked a simple champagne cocktail for Disney Dinners: Beauty and the Beast. La Belle et la Bête is a mix of Chambord, a French mixed berry liqueur, and Veuve Clicquot, my favorite champagne. It’s French and fabulous and whimsical, thanks to the strawberry roses on the side. Shout out to my friend Rebecca for…

Chambord Manhattan

 I’ve been trying out Chambord recipes lately using my beautiful bottle of black raspberry liqueur. Chambord Liqueur is an infusion of premium raspberries, blackberries, black raspberries, black currant, Madagascar vanilla, and cognac. YUM! It’s made in a chateau in France and makes a damn fine cocktail. The Chambord Manhattan is strong and sassy and you’ll…

Cocktails with Kyle

Kyle Hilla is a critically acclaimed liquid architect here in Dallas. If you follow the drink scene, I’m sure you’ve heard of him. Considered one of the best bartenders in Dallas, he now manages the bar at Smoke Dallas, Smoke Plano, Bar Belmont, and The Theodore. He also happens to the husband of one of…

Because We All Need a Cocktail

This is a public service announcement for my Dallas-Fort Worth readers: Contemporary Theatre of Dallas (5601 Sears Avenue, Dallas, TX) has a bar located INSIDE THE THEATRE and they have show-themed cocktails for just $6! You have two weekends left to see As We Lie Still, a new musical directed by the wonderful Michael Serrecchia. Tickets to the show are…