Articles Tagged: summer

The Well-Stocked Bar for Summer

The Washington Post laid out this simple and affordable collection of spirits that will have you making Martinis, Mojitos and Manhattans in no time. These dozen well picked bottles can be had for a mere $187. Not a bad investment for the summer. Spend another $80 bucks on on 5 specialty bottles like Pernod and Campari, and you’ll have the ultimate summer bar.

The Well-Stocked Bar for Summer [WaPo]

Also see our own guide to … Read more

Happy National Daiquiri Day!

The Daiquri hails from Cuba where it was invented by an American businessman during the Spanish-American war. It has since acquired a bit of fame and was rumored to be one of Hemingway's favorite drinks. Given Hemingway's voracious appetite for booze, I can't imagine that he had only one favorite drink. The original Daiquri was a simple, yet delicious drink, consisting of only three ingredients - rum, lime and sugar - served shaken and in a cocktail glass. Clearly, this is a drink that has taken on a life of it's own in the last hundred plus years. But, I do have to admit that on a hot day, the blended Daiquri is pretty tasty as well.

Bulleit Bourbon Burger

Meat and whiskey is awesome!

Ingredients
Burger Patties and Cheese:

30 ounces ground chuck (20 percent fat)
2 ½ TBS. Bulleit Bourbon
1 ½ TBS. Worcestershire sauce
1 ¼ tsp. dried oregano
1 ½ tsp. ground cumin
1 ¼ tsp. table salt
30 grinds fresh black pepper
6 ounces Dubliner cheese (we recommend Kerrygold brand), thinly sliced and divided into 6 (1 oz.) servings

Directions: Combine well-chilled ground chuck with Bulleit Bourbon and Worcestershire sauce … Read more

Cream Soda Braised Ribs with Chipotle Spiced Rum BBQ Sauce

Ingredients for Chipotle Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum BBQ Sauce:

8 oz. can chipotle peppers
2 cups BBQ sauce
1 TBS. molasses
2 TBS. Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum
1 tsp.n vanilla extract
½ cup orange juice

Directions:
Blend ingredients together until smooth

Ingredients for the rub for the ribs:

2 racks of St. Louis ribs (about 4 pounds)
2 TBS. of smoked paprika
2 cups of brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 TBS. of … Read more

Purple Melon’s Majesty

This Fourth of July, celebrate “America the Beautiful” with this cocktail from Purity Vodka!

Mix a dash of red, a pinch of white, and a bit of blue to make the perfect patriotic blend of old world elegance and new school craftsmanship.

Patriot Punch

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Kiwi Strawberry Martini

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Top 5 Wines for Summer

Summer is finally here! While its stays nice and chilly in San Francisco, we have heard that the heat wave has already started in other parts of the country. When the weather turns warm, I turn to lighter wines served chilled. For those white haters out there, don't despair, there are red wines that can be served chilled and roses to try. Here are our picks for wine to try this summer:

Mojito and Collins Picks for the End of Summer

Close out summer with some refreshing Collins and Mojito cocktails

Nectarine and Honey Cocktail

Fall may be approaching, but that doesn’t mean the end of fresh fruit in your cocktail! This simple sparkling drink is good in a heat wave or autumn breeze, so drink up.

You can try this with your favorite fruit. We love nectarines, but plums, peaches, cherries, or apricots would also taste great with honey.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz vodka
1 oz honey syrup (half honey, half warm water)
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 nectarine, … Read more

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