Category Archives: Beverages

Orange-Scented Dark Rum And Dubonnet Aperitif. New Music From Chad Hollister.

Rumor has it that Paul Child, of the Julia household, served Orange-Scented Dark Rum And Dubonnet Aperitifs as his signature holiday cocktail. There is something so alluring about an “Aperitif”…the word, the liquid, the anticipation of the meal to follow. … Continue reading

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Champagne Lillet Cocktail. Listening To Levee Drivers.

My daughter got her driver’s license this morning! Woo Hoo! Time to celebrate this huge milestone. An elegant cocktail of Champagne mixed with the crisp and slightly fruity Lillet Blanc sounds perfect for a toast. Let the worrying begin. Champagne … Continue reading

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The Dubonnet Cocktail. Kicking Back To New Music From Rich Aucoin.

I am currently on holiday in Nova Scotia. What a beautiful place filled with some of the friendliest people on the planet. My only complaint…the lack of knowledge (in the places I have stayed) of how to make a martini. … Continue reading

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James Bond Martini

I came across this recipe for a “James Bond Martini” in The New York Times Country Weekend Cookbook. What caught my interest was the equal parts gin and vodka and the addition of Lillet Blanc, one of my favorite summer … Continue reading

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Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail. Cheers To The Awesome King Post Kitsch.

Being a Vermonter, I am totally into maple syrup. A lot of my friends make their own, which is such an incredible feat. 40 gallons of sap yields 1 gallon of maple syrup. It is a labor of love, but … Continue reading

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Coconut, Rum And Lime Daiquiris. Cool New Music From Volcanoes.

Transport yourself right to a tropical paradise with these refreshing daiquiris. Easy to make and very easy to tip back. Coconut, Rum And Lime Daiquiris Ingredients: 1 cup (250ml) coconut cream 1/4 cup (60ml)coconut liqueur 1/4 cup (60ml) lime juice … Continue reading

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Napoleon Champagne Cocktail

The last day of school. You know what that means? Cocktail time is more welcome than ever! While it is summer and the “living is easy”, it also means 4 kids to keep occupied all day. Therefore, a fun drink … Continue reading

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