Category Archives: Drinks

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Colorful 4th of July Cocktails

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Colorful 4th of July Cocktails

Bring some extra color into your 4th of July entertaining by preparing these stunning red, white and blue cocktails for your party guests. These cocktail recipes are featured in a post on Colorful 4th of July Cocktails over at the Craftsy blog (it’s free!). The cocktails are all tropical drinks with a rum base, a nod to my love of tiki drinks, and the fact ... Read More »

S’mores Oreo Mocha Ice Blendeds

S'mores Oreo Mocha Ice Blended

I definitely have a sweet tooth for s’mores and s’mores-inspired goodies. The combination of toasted marshmallow, melting chocolate and nutty graham crackers is simply too delicious to resist! While the classic campfire s’more will always be my favorite, I am always on the lookout for new ways to enjoy this treat. Recently, I picked up a package of the limited edition Oreo S’mores. These sandwich ... Read More »

Introducing Modern Tiki, a Tiki Cocktail Blog

Modern Tiki: A Tiki Blog

Tiki drinks have a long history that dates back to Los Angeles in the 1930s – and the original tiki drinks are not the syrupy sweet blended drinks that you might remember from the 1970s. Historically, tiki drinks were made with fresh tropical juices, homemade syrups and plenty of rum (often very high quality rum, at that), which means that they fit the definition of ... Read More »

Endless Summer Rum Punch

Endless Summer Rum Punch

Long weekends and warm summer nights are great excuses to invite friends over for some delicious food and even more delicious drinks. I like to make drink recipes that serve a crowd when I’m entertaining, rather than cocktails that need to be mixed up one at a time and take me away from the party. Sangrias filled with fresh fruit are always a safe option, ... Read More »

Announcing My New Cookbook: Tiki Drinks: Tropical Cocktails for the Modern Bar

Tiki Drinks: Tropical Cocktails for the Modern Bar

Do you do any outdoor entertaining during the summer? Do you like to relax on a hot afternoon with a refreshing cocktail? If so, I have the perfect book to add to your collection: Tiki Drinks: Tropical Cocktails for the Modern BarĀ is my latest cookbook and it is loaded with refreshing tropical cocktails. The drinks are a mix of completely original cocktail recipes and updates ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make A Great Margarita

How to Make A Great Margarita, Two Ways

Margaritas are a crowd pleasing cocktail, whether you’re enjoying them with friends at your favorite Mexican restaurant or mixing up a pitcher to enjoy at a backyard cookout. A good margarita is simple – made with just tequila, lime, sugar and orange liqueur – and flavorful, but can be hard to get a good one because it is easy to mess up that simple formula. ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Make Grasshoppers for St Patrick’s Day

How to Make Grasshopper Cocktails for St Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday when it comes to food and drinks. I often celebrate by baking up some Irish soda bread or an Irish-stout beer infused Guinness chocolate cake, but I can’t let the day go by without enjoying a few green treats, as well – and I’m not talking about salad! Over at the Craftsy blog, I’m sharing my recipe (it’s ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Chocolate Martinis, Three Ways

How to Make A Chocolate Martini

I haven’t ordered a chocolate martini off of a restaurant menu in years because the drink is a little bit out of fashion when compared to the prohibition-era cocktails dominating menus these days. There is one time of the year when the chocolate martini gets to return to the spotlight and that is Valentine’s Day. One sip of this drinkable chocolate treat and you’ll remember ... Read More »

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