Cocktails

Three-Ingredient Thursdays: The Cilantro Martini

Three-Ingredient Thursdays: The Cilantro Martini

For my second installment of three-ingredient Thursdays, I bring you: The Cilantro Martini! Stirred, not shaken. I know what you are thinking: “Cilantro? In a martini? Why???” But bear with me; it will all make sense in a minute. The idea for this drink arose […]

Three-Ingredient Thursdays: The Americano Shandy

Three-Ingredient Thursdays: The Americano Shandy

Welcome to the first installment of three-ingredient Thursdays! Every Thursday from now on, I will do my best to present you with a delectable, yet simple, cocktail made out of just three ingredients. As someone who still considers herself a beginner when it comes to […]

Rum Old Fashioned

Rum Old Fashioned

Let’s talk about bitters. As the name implies, they are usually bitter liquids that are used to “season” cocktails. They are made by infusing plants, berries, or barks in alcohol. Interestingly, bitters were originally used to treat upset stomachs and, in small towns in Costa […]

A Simple Guide to Drinking Better Cocktails (And my Favorite Margarita!)

A Simple Guide to Drinking Better Cocktails (And my Favorite Margarita!)

I’ve drunk a lot of bad cocktails in my life. You know the type: watery, sugary, and reeking of cheap booze. In hindsight, I have no one to blame but myself; I rarely thought about what went into making a good cocktail, and I was […]

Summer-is-Almost-Here Negroni

Summer-is-Almost-Here Negroni

My only New Year’s resolution this year was to drink more apéritifs. If you know me, this might come as a slight surprise because I don’t normally favor dry or bitter, two of the most prominent flavors in these types of drinks. What changed my […]

Bubbles! (A Prosecco Cocktail)

Bubbles! (A Prosecco Cocktail)

Last Christmas, I visited Belgium for the first time, and it was love at first bite. Boy, do Belgians know how to eat! Mussels, Belgian fries, croquettes, venison dishes ordered by mistake, steak tartare… I could go on and on. Every single meal I had […]