Tag Archives | LIBATIONS

Mojitos in a Minute


Dear Flavorista Readers, Before today's post, I would like to apologize for being so absent in the last few months. I have been hard at work on a project that is launching in the fall and I cannot wait to tell you about it but I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement so mum's the […]

Continue Reading

Classic Cocktail – The Harvey Wallbanger


Mark your calenders flavoristas and buy some Galliano because tomorrow is Harvey Wallbanger Day. What is a Harvey Wallbanger you might ask? It is a 1960’s era cocktail inspired by a California surfer named Harvey who, after a bad day, had a few too many of these tasty tipples. In an attempt to exit the […]

Continue Reading

Summer Sips – Royal Jubilee


Looking for a lovely cocktail to sip as the summer winds down?  Royal Combier is a an orange kissed brandy with delicate hints of cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg. A Royal Jubilee (recipe below) uses lemon and mint to accent the classic, French elixir creating a cocktail that is so sippable and so refreshing. 2 oz […]

Continue Reading

Food 52’s Mint Syrup


When I read this post on food52, I knew that the mint syrup portion of the limeade would be making an appearance at my house over the summer.  Might it be possible to make a mojito-like cocktail without muddling?  Mint Juleps also quickly came to mind. I am happy to report yeses on the cocktail […]

Continue Reading

Summer Sip – Panaché


There are many versions of beer and lemonade cocktails.  The English have shandies, the Germans have Radlers and the French have Panachés.  I am going to have to side with the French on this one. I learned about this beer cocktail many moons ago at a Summer Fancy Food Show and have been enjoying it […]

Continue Reading

Summer Sips – Kir Royale


When the calender turns to June, it is time to start enjoying summer sips.  A well made kir royale is one of my most favorite summer drinks.  Made with black currant liqueur and champagne, a kir royale is as tasty as it is pretty. I like to chill my creme de cassis because it doesn’t […]

Continue Reading

Holiday Tipples – Three Champagne Punches


‘Tis the time of year for making and drinking punch, all three of these recipes would work nicely at your holiday event.  I am a big fan of punch because it makes beverage service at a party so easy.  And seriously, is there anything more festive than punch?   Martha Stewart’s Pomegranate Champagne Punch I […]

Continue Reading

Holiday Tipples – Castro’s Honey Spiced Punch


Sure to impress friends and rum-lovers, Castro’s Honey Spiced Punch calls on a few specialty liquors that will keep your friends guessing on the recipe.  If possible, chill all of the base liquors before assembling the punch. Honey Spiced Punch Erick Castro, The Rickhouse, San Francisco 1 cup Leblon Cachaca 1/2 cup Appleton V/X 1/2 […]

Continue Reading

Holiday Tipples – Homemade Irish Cream


Many, many moons ago, my Aunt Nancy gave Marco and me some homemade Irish cream for Christmas morning coffee.  For a few years, I duplicated the Irish cream handing it out to friends, family and colleagues.  It was always well received. This Irish cream is ideally suited for coffee drinks and milkshakes.  It has a stronger whiskey flavor than Bailey’s but […]

Continue Reading

Holiday Tipples, Old Sydney Town Punch


Hosting a holiday fete and not sure what to serve for a signature cocktail?  Fear not!  Between now and New Year’s, we will be offering up quite a few, festive holiday sips. Nothing says it is time to toast the season like a punch bowl, so today we offer Old Sydney Town Punch, a recipe […]

Continue Reading

site by iKnow