Literally Handmade Eggnog Recipe

Just because they’ve taken down all of the twinkly lights and wheeled the Christmas tree out the door, it doesn’t mean you can’t keep celebrating like it’s the holidays. (But you should throw away your ugly sweater–no one thinks it’s funny anymore). Take eggnog for example. It’s a drink made out of raw eggs, beaten…

Get Figgy With It (Honey and Fig Cocktail Recipe)

[The intro to this blog post is the first in a series of food for thoughts] The clouds thinned, letting through sunbeams of orangesicle and pineapple sherbet. And still, I waited. Darkness marched overhead, commanding the stars to sprinkle throughout the rich and silken sky. And yet, I waited. One wafen moon passed after another….

A Sangria of Ice and Fire

[*Surprise blog post!* This  was created for the Game of Thrones finale, if you didn’t already catch on to that.] Brought to you by the George R.R. Martini Beverage Co. This sangria can be enjoyed by both dead people and alive… If you’re a Lannister, the red wine base will call to you from your…

Alotta Horchata

Blame the refrain. After hearing the opening line of Vampire Weekend’s “Horchata” repeat mercilessly in my head—in December drinking hor-cha-ah-ahh-ta—I simply had to grab hold of a recipe STAT. It just so happens that horchata is a delicious complement to the last spikes of heat left in summer. What sheer dumb luck! If you haven’t…

The Swashbuckler’s Delight

  It sure ain’t pretty, but it is intriguing. Today’s recipe was inspired in part by my unrelenting desire for lychees and my utmost fascination with pirates. It’s no surprise that the resulting concoction is none other than a rum-filled, mint savvy mojito with eccentric lychee ice cubes. *Note: The pirates fascination may or may…

Let Me Mull It Over (Mulled Wine Recipe)

Are you cold? Is your house cold?

When it’s the middle of January, and you want this nightmare to end, but summer is half a year away, a warm beverage is certainly in order.

Post-Election Pick-Me-Up

We all deserve a drink after this year’s election. The stronger and bloodier, the better. If you’re on the hunt, try the shockingly delicious combination of spicy black pepper, savory tomato, and lip-numbing Tabasco sauce…the Bloody Mary. The Bloody Mary will surely distract you for a needed minute—if not for a split-second—for various reasons: The…

Herschel’s Arnold Palmer

Let’s face it…summer has come to an end. And with it, the days of drinking lemonade and soaking up the sun are over. Enter: Fall. The leaves are turning an orangey, reddish, yellow color and hues of tan and brown are appearing on your mantle piece in the form of festive decorations. While you desire…