Posts Tagged ‘cocktails’

Ixtapa…the drink

Ixtapa...the drink

It’s bitter cold in NYC this morning and I am dreaming of far, far away warm destinations.  Ixtapa comes to mind so I thought I would make this (tonight after work of course!) and dream of a tropical paradise. It may sound like an odd combination of lime juice, tequila and Kahlua but it actually […]

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Brandy Alexandra

Brandy Alexandra

I came home last night to a torrential downpour, high winds and the lovely chill in the air that only a fall rainstorm can bring.  I curled up on the sofa and thought about making a hot toddy.  I was thumbing through my adult beverage books and remembered I always wanted to try a Brandy Alexander […]

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Bacon and Cheese Paste on Cocktail Bread

Bacon and Cheese Paste on Cocktail Bread

I am enjoying trying recipes from my Calvert Party Encyclopedia.  The recipes are mostly cocktails but they also have several hors d’oeuvres that are truly of the era.  I tried this one over the weekend and it was quick, simple and very savory. Ingredients: 1/2 lb. cheddar cheese 8 slices crispy bacon 2 small onions […]

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How Much to Buy

How Much to Buy

My mommie (yes, I am a grown woman who still calls her mother, mommie) found a delightful guide to home entertaining printed in 1964.  It was gifted to me last week for my birthday and I could hardly wait to share the contents with you.  It’s called The Calvert Party Encyclopedia and includes tips, recipes, […]

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Sangrita

Sangrita

If you are slightly (or very) hungover today from indulging in my previous recipes, I hope to help usher you through your nightmare this morning.  I found this recipe in a book entitled Drinkology Eats.  It is a nice alternative to Bloody Mary’s and it does ease you back into the real world on those […]

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Sangria Blanca

Sangria Blanca

I have shared a delicious traditional sangria recipe, made with red wine.  This one is made from white wine and there is something secretly refreshing about it’s color.  It’s a perfect drink that travels if you need to to take it to a picnic or an outdoor music festival, if you would be doing that […]

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Buddha’s Punch

Buddha's Punch

I am spending the next few days in the California desert at what I believe to be the country’s premiere music festival–Coachella.  Along with seeing old friends and some great music, I will, like most, raise a toast to the California sky a few times.  I thought it would be fun to share a few […]

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