Category Archives: Cocktails

Easy as 3-2-1 -> Chocolate Coconut Water Martini

Chocolate Coconut Water? Absolutely! It is amazing. I am a huge fan of coconut water and have it often with my lunch or after my work out. Recently, I discovered chocolate coconut water. Yum! Below is my take one of

Easy as 3-2-1 -> Chocolate Coconut Water Martini

Chocolate Coconut Water? Absolutely! It is amazing. I am a huge fan of coconut water and have it often with my lunch or after my work out. Recently, I discovered chocolate coconut water. Yum! Below is my take one of

Spiced Hibiscus Granita {Spiked}

On the weekends, my husband and I like to take time to watch a movie together. This past weekend I made a dessert  cocktail for our “movie time”. Granita is easy to make and the variations are only limited by your

Spiced Hibiscus Granita {Spiked}

On the weekends, my husband and I like to take time to watch a movie together. This past weekend I made a dessert  cocktail for our “movie time”. Granita is easy to make and the variations are only limited by your

Creative Cooking with Cilantro: Day 3 – Gypsy Cilantro Lime Martini

It’s Cocktail Time! The Cilantro Lime Shrimp was so delicious that I decided to keep the Cilantro Lime flavor combination going for the cocktail recipe… It was actually very refreshing and earthy. If you love Cilantro, you will love this!

Creative Cooking with Cilantro: Day 3 – Gypsy Cilantro Lime Martini

It’s Cocktail Time! The Cilantro Lime Shrimp was so delicious that I decided to keep the Cilantro Lime flavor combination going for the cocktail recipe… It was actually very refreshing and earthy. If you love Cilantro, you will love this!

Oregano Unleashed

Oregano…. One of my favorite dried herbs or spices to use. I absolutely love the smell and flavor. In fact, most of all of my favorite food memories use Oregano. We used oregano in our pasta sauces, meatballs, carne beef,

Oregano Unleashed

Oregano…. One of my favorite dried herbs or spices to use. I absolutely love the smell and flavor. In fact, most of all of my favorite food memories use Oregano. We used oregano in our pasta sauces, meatballs, carne beef,

Get Your Spice On!

  Valentine’s Day is always special to us. We celebrate it every year with an extra special dinner which includes chocolate fondue for dessert. I handle the meal and my honey handles the ambiance (now the kids join in setting

Get Your Spice On!

  Valentine’s Day is always special to us. We celebrate it every year with an extra special dinner which includes chocolate fondue for dessert. I handle the meal and my honey handles the ambiance (now the kids join in setting

Perfect Paprika Party

My grandmother, who loved to cook, would tell everyone that came to visit that she had made something “especially for you”.  As more people arrived, you realized that she loved cooking for everyone…each person was special to her…which made her

Perfect Paprika Party

My grandmother, who loved to cook, would tell everyone that came to visit that she had made something “especially for you”.  As more people arrived, you realized that she loved cooking for everyone…each person was special to her…which made her

Coquito Pudding Shots

Coquito is a Puerto Rican traditional punch served at Christmas and New Years.  Most traditional recipes for Coquito call for egg yolks, rum, brandy, coconut milk, coconut cream, sweet condensed milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.    As much as I love the holiday flavors,

Coquito Pudding Shots

Coquito is a Puerto Rican traditional punch served at Christmas and New Years.  Most traditional recipes for Coquito call for egg yolks, rum, brandy, coconut milk, coconut cream, sweet condensed milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.    As much as I love the holiday flavors,

Celebrate Cinnamon!

As we approach the holiday season, I thought this would be the perfect time to blog about the spice Cinnamon.   It is a popular ingredient in traditional recipes for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas…  We sprinkle Cinnamon  on our oatmeal or

Celebrate Cinnamon!

As we approach the holiday season, I thought this would be the perfect time to blog about the spice Cinnamon.   It is a popular ingredient in traditional recipes for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas…  We sprinkle Cinnamon  on our oatmeal or

Provocative Peppercorns!

   As we continue on though the Back the Basic series, this article will focus on Peppercorns.    Why use an adjective like provocative to describe Peppercorns? Well, provocative is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “tending to provoke, excite,

Provocative Peppercorns!

   As we continue on though the Back the Basic series, this article will focus on Peppercorns.    Why use an adjective like provocative to describe Peppercorns? Well, provocative is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “tending to provoke, excite,

Recipe – Vanilla Almond Coffee Martini

I’ve been reading about coffee lately…  I’ve started to wonder… Is coffee a spice?   Well, spices are produced from bark, root, buds, seeds, berry or fruit of tropical plants and trees.   So, at the surface, to me it sounds like coffee beans could

Recipe – Vanilla Almond Coffee Martini

I’ve been reading about coffee lately…  I’ve started to wonder… Is coffee a spice?   Well, spices are produced from bark, root, buds, seeds, berry or fruit of tropical plants and trees.   So, at the surface, to me it sounds like coffee beans could