Category Archives: Drinks

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 Bar 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 »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cranberry Orange Cocktails for New Year’s

Baking Bites' Cranberry Orange Cocktails

I’ve made quite a few homemade vodka infusions over the years. They’re an easy way to create a custom vodka flavor that you can use to make your own signature cocktails. They’re also great gifts, when you want to give friends and family something homemade besides a batch of cookies! Two flavors I love are my Orange, Vanilla and Clove Vodka (which makes a delicious holiday cocktail) and ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Homemade Cranberry Orange Vodka

Homemade Cranberry Orange Vodka

I love making infused spirits at home. They’re easy to put together and they taste worlds better than similar products that you can buy at the local liquor store. Making your own infusions also means that you have a lot more options for flavor combinations than what you can find on a retail shelf. This year, for instance, I made an amazing Orange, Vanilla and ... Read More »

Wilton Cocoa Trimming Kit, reviewed

Wilton Cocoa Trimming Kit, reviewed

As much as I love coffee, I am always up for a cup of hot cocoa when it is cold outside – especially if I can dress that cocoa up with a shot or two of espresso and a couple of marshmallows! I often make homemade marshmallows during the holidays, as they’re both a good hot cocoa topper and a great gift, but I won’t ... Read More »

Watermelon Mojitos

Watermelon Mojitos

Mojitos are one of my favorite summertime cocktails. The basic mojito is made with lime juice, fresh mint and rum, and it is a drink that is always incredibly refreshing. Those base ingredients are also a good starting point for creative variations on the classic mojito because you can add other fruits and flavors easily to create endless options for summertime entertaining. These Watermelon Mojitos ... Read More »

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