It’s Labor Day weekend. Wow! This summer flew by. Having spent the better part of August in the hospital may have something to do with it. Luckily, here in San Francisco, summer begins on Labor Day! To help celebrate my getting back on my feet and this hot SF weekend, the folks at Caravella Limoncello—yes, they are a sponsor—have sent us a slew of cool cocktails. I choose this tall, easy party cooler to kick … Read more
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Reader Xpnsve sent us this tropical treat. What a great reward after those meddling kids foils yet another diabolical plan. It is a good thing that Fred drives the Mystery Machine, leave the snacks to Shaggy and Scooby. Go, Scoob!Ingredients
¾ oz Malibu rum
¾ oz Midori melon liqueur
1 oz pineapple juice
½ oz half-and-half
Shake ingredients in a mixing cup with ice. Strain into 7-oz rocks glass and serve over ice.… Read more
I usually don’t recycle our Drink of the Week, but we figured once every 4 years is acceptable for honoring the opening of the Olympic Games. What can I say, this cocktail, aptly named “The Olympic,” wins a gold medal every time!Ingredients
1 oz brandy
1 oz triple sec
1 oz orange juice
Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake and strain into a chilled martini or cocktail glass. … Read more
Building on the success of his restaurant at the St. Francis Hotel, Michael Mina has converted a former jewelry store into a bar worthy of a scene out of Mad Men.
The bar was designed in “neo-mod” style, reminiscent of cocktail lounges 50 years ago. I was impressed by the extensive cocktail menu, fresh ingredients and attention to detail. Hats off to the friendly staff and amazing cocktails.
This cocktail is a shout out … Read more
Reader B.C. sent us this smart shot. Tennessee Whiskey, Bourbon & Scotch all blended together in perfect harmony.Ingredients
½ oz Jack Daniel’s
½ oz Jim Beam
½ oz Johnny Walker
Mix gently over ice in a mixing glass. Strain and serve straight up in a shot glass or on the rocks in a highball glass.… Read more
Who doesn’t like Tequila? From Rock n’ Roll legend Sammy Hagar and his Cabo Wabo Tequila comes this cocktail with attitude.Ingredients
1 oz Cabo Wabo reposado tequila
1 oz triple sec
1 oz cointreau
1 oz Southern Comfort
1 oz pineapple juice
Combine all in a shaker half-filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a tall glass nearly filled with ice.
As a bonus this week, a Cooking with Booze special from … Read more
Happy Independence Day! To celebrate, we have an All American Bourbon cocktail that is perfect for your July 4th Barbecue. Patriot tea starts with a fresh brewed pitcher of iced tea, lemon and mint. American Honey, a 71-proof bourbon & honey-based liquor from Wild Turkey is then added to the tea giving it the sweetness of honey and, of course, Kentucky Bourbon.
Grab a tall glass, hit the lawn chair and get ready for some … Read more
It is almost July 4th already. SKYY sent us this cocktail help keep you cool.Ingredients
2 oz SKYY vodka
1 oz blue curaçao
2 oz white grape juice
Splash of soda
Pour all ingredients except soda in a shaker and shake hard. Pour into a highball glass with the ice and garnish with a lime or green apple slice.
Courtesy of SKYY Vodka.
More All-American Cocktails.… Read more
Sangria says summer. An easy, tasty treat for perfect for summertime BBQs and parties. The folks at Campo Viejo share one of their signature recipes.
Sangria officially came to the US for the first time at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. The Spanish world area served this fruity wine punch to its visitors, and history was made!
Recipes typically mix wine, brandy, lemon or orange soda and fresh fruits, served over ice. It’s … Read more
After a scorching few days in NYC and the same once I got back home to SF, the fog rolled in giving me much need relief from the heat. This long summer cocktail can have much the same effect!Ingredients
2 parts Absolut Mandrin
1 part fresh blood orange juice
1 part cranberry juice
1 part raspberry liqueur
Mix all ingredients in shaker with ice; shake vigorously. Strain into cocktail glass and garnish a … Read more
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