Blooming Tea

When’s the last time you saw something that was so impressive it stopped you in your tracks? Something that made you wonder how in the world it was possible. I can only think of two things: Donald Trump’s hair and Numi Organic Flowering Teas. And only one works to...
Posted On 20 Mar 2007

A Drink For Everyone – Three for St. Patty’s Day

As I wrap up the St. Patrick’s Day drink recipes, I leave you with three that give you some good choices for everyone and anyone celebrating with you tomorrow. One is a martini, (but looking at it I’m thinking it would make a great punch), one is perfect for the...
Posted On 16 Mar 2007

Repost – Grandma Hawkins’ Irish Cream

The most requested recipe I’ve posted is Grandma Hawkins’ Homemade Irish Cream. Hands down. I originally posted it back in December of last year, and I have personally made it three times. For Thanksgiving. For Christmas. And for New Years. And I will be making it...
Posted On 16 Mar 2007

It’s Easy Being Green – Zagat Irish Pub Guide

If you’re going to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day right, you gotta do it in an Irish Pub. (Otherwise it’s like celebrating Christmas in a synagog.) To find an authentic Irish pub in your city you could drive the streets listening for the drunken refrains of...
Posted On 16 Mar 2007

St. Patty’s After Dinner

After the corned beef and cabbage is cleared off the table it’s time to get down to a little St. Patty’s Day dessert. I’m gonna go ahead and assume you’ve outgrown the green frosted cupcakes in the baked goods aisle at the supermarket, and suggest...
Posted On 15 Mar 2007

Sláinte – St. Patrick’s Day Pints

St. Patrick’s Day is this Saturday and I can already hear the bagpipes in the distance. In the interest of doing whatever I can to ensure you drink anything but green beer, I am posting several drink recipes this week. Yes, I know that green beer is fun and girls think...
Posted On 13 Mar 2007

Be a Desserter

Here’s a new trend for 2007 that I like the sound of: drinkable desserts. Last week I talked about after dinner drinks. (You can read the post here.) This goes one better… after dinner drinks that rival decadent desserts. They’re especially good for those dates...
Posted On 09 Mar 2007

A Final Toast to Ernest Gallo

Wine enthusiasts and winos alike mourned the passing of a wine-making legend yesterday. Ernest Gallo, founder with brother Julio of E.&J. Gallo Winery, died surrounded by his family at age 97. After over seven decades in the business, the Gallo brothers, (Julio died in a car...
Posted On 08 Mar 2007

Martini Glass Design Winner

What’s more perfect than a martini glass? It has classic design, clean, simple lines, and performs its function flawlessly. (Except in a crowded bar when you get banged around and spill precious liquid.) Bombay Sapphire Gin felt the classic glass could use a little updating...
Posted On 06 Mar 2007

After Dinner Buzz – Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka

There’s something about following a great dinner with an after-dinner drink. And depending on what your after-dinner plans are, the drink can set the tone. When the plans require energy late into the night (whether you’re going out or staying in) many opt for the old...
Posted On 02 Mar 2007