It’s Monday; I just started a new job (yay!), and I’m tired. Don’t get me wrong. I’m actually very excited about this job, and I already love my new students, but getting used to working full-time after you haven’t done so in a while is […]
Food & Cocktail Ideas for the Adventurous Home Cook
Here you’ll find a collection of cocktails that are perfect for entertaining or sipping at home. You’ll also find several options for seasonal cocktails such as winter cocktails, bright spring drinks, and refreshing summer cocktails.
Most of the cocktails are easy and require few ingredients, but you will also find cocktails for the more experienced home bartender.
This week, I want to talk a little bit about the perks of cooking and making cocktails with seasonal ingredients. The first thing I should clarify is something that should be obvious: what’s in season for me might not necessarily be in season for you. […]
Today’s three-ingredient cocktail is actually two variations on one of the easiest and tastiest drinks you can make: the sour. The first variation is made with “guaro,” a traditional Costa Rican spirit that I’ll describe at length in the next section of this post. The […]
If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you know that I’m all about making the most of seasonal ingredients. This is how this rhubarb-raspberry Paloma came to be: I bought a ton of beautiful raspberries and rhubarb at the farmers market, and I needed […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]