Monthly Archives: May 2012

Summer Cocktails: Tequila Peach Mint

Once you’ve made a batch of homemade mint simple syrup you will start to put it in every drink you can think of. This cocktail recipe is not only refreshing, it temporarily transports you to the cool shade of a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events: Los Angeles Bump Beauty & Style

This Wednesday night in Brentwood Club MomMe is hosting a Bump Beauty & Style event for Pregnancy Awareness month. Co-hosted by special guest Anya Sarre, moms-to-be will learn how to pull off a 2-minute makeover, adjust a wardrobe for those … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Beer Buster

On my Let’s Mix show for Modern Mom, I make a beer buster. If you’re skeptical about trying this one, let me just tell you that the camera man who filmed the segment thought the drink looked to good that … Continue reading

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Summer Cocktails: Tequila Mint Sour

Look no further for that Memorial Day weekend signature cocktail. This tequila mint sour is dangerously good and perfect for pitchers and beverage canisters. Add large thin slices of lemons, plenty of mint, and serve over ice. Enjoy!Ingredients2 ounces tequila2 … Continue reading

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Mixology 101: Peach Simple Syrup

Simple syrups got their name for a reason: they are fantastically easy to make. This peach simple syrup can be added to hundreds of cocktails, or to the top of your morning pancakes. Ingredients (multiply as needed)1 cup fresh organic … Continue reading

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Finding the Perfect Cocktail Name

Naming a cocktail is not a big deal. You just put the ingredients into the name or run with the first title that comes to mind. But for some reason I had a really hard time conjuring up the name … Continue reading

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The Peach Martini

I think it may be safe to say that summer is finally here. The heavy liqueurs have been pushed to the back of the bar to make way for those ingredients that make the perfect warm weather cocktail. Peaches are … Continue reading

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Mixology 101: Radish Infused Vodka

There’s a stretch of holidays between Mother’s Day and Labor Day when a Bloody Mary perfectly completes the breakfast, brunch, lunch, or BBQ you are hosting. It’s one of my favorite drinks to make and one that I take a … Continue reading

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Cocktail for Season 8 of The Bachelorette

Tonight is the eighth season premier of The Bachelorette, starring the lovely Emily Maynard. How can you possibly not tune in to this watch this show after all that darling little Em has been through? From the untimely death of … Continue reading

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Breakfast in Bed Cocktails

There’s something about a cocktail accompanying breakfast in bed that just starts Mother’s Day off right. Hand her a breakfast tray, the newspaper, fluff the pillows, and let her start the morning at a slow, non-hectic pace. Each of these … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed, This Girl Style

Yesterday I suggested serving breakfast in bed with a warm coffee or tea cocktail as a way to tell your wife, and the mother of your children, to truly relax. Now I’ve found the perfect coffee cup from which she … Continue reading

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The Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

This Mother’s Day get creative with the gift you give your mom (or maybe it’s the gift you request for yourself). Surprise her with an activity or gift she may never think of for herself.Mani, Pedi, and Champagne Present your mom … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week: Santa Barbara Collection

A wine produced from a landscape as stunning as this Santa Barbara County vineyard has to be good. And it is. I had the opportunity to sample the 2010 Pinot Noir and 2010 Chardonnay and can suggest  these two wines as … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events: Santa Monica JLLA Fundraiser

This Wednesday night, the Junior League of Los Angeles will be partnering with the Viceroy Hotel to host Cocktails for a Cause. The Viceroy has created a $10 signature drink for the women’s club, and an amazing 100% of the proceeds from this … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo Margaritas

If you’re not drinking tequila at your local Cinco de Mayo fiesta, you are no fun. Live it up with these two original Margaritas that may be a pain in the ass to make but are well worth the effort. … Continue reading

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Voted Best Cocktail Blog!

We just learned that we won the Best Cocktail Blog award from Saveur Magazine and want to thank all of you for your votes! We are proud to be included in such incredible company and have found some spectacular new … Continue reading

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American Museum of Natural History Global Kitchen Event

Tonight in New York’s American Museum of Natural History, Juan Carlos from Mano a Mano and Courtenay Greenleaf of the Richard Sandoval Resturants will be joining forces in the Linder Theatre to bring you a taste of Mexico. In preparation … Continue reading

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Clementine Margarita

Clementines make a delicious and naturally sweet Margarita, and an irresistable cocktail when combined with a little lemon, lime, and salt. Kick off your Cinco de Mayo celebrations early with this refreshing twist on the traditional Margarita. Clementine Margarita2 ounces … Continue reading

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VIDEO: How to Make a Margarita

Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday night this year which means that you are most likely planning to fit a Margarita somewhere into your day. This was the most commonly ordered drink when I was behind the bar, and … Continue reading

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