• Mojitos with gin are the perfect twist on a classic cocktail!

    Mojitos With Gin

    If you’re looking for a new and yummy cocktail to try, mojitos with gin are a fun twist on a classic drink that screams summertime (or anytime, as far as I’m concerned)! I just returned home from our family vacation, relaxed from a break of the everyday — including the interwebs (save some Instagramming), work, and general day-to-day slother. Ahhhh, it feels good. Every few years the family changes up the location where the we all (the four of us, my parents, and my sister and brother-in-law) meet up. This summer we decided to visit Greenwood Lake in New York for the first time — a relaxing, sleepy place with great…

  • Grapefruit Cocktail using fresh grapefruit, grapefruit peel, and lemon. Bubbly and delicious!

    Grapefruit Cocktail

    This yummy grapefruit cocktail uses fresh grapefruit juice, grapefruit peel, and lemon — bubbly and delicious! Its inception came after years of wine-drinking (and the occasional Guinness or craft beer), and my discovery of the world of cocktails.  In part, I blame my sister, who began ordering cocktails on the regular after moving to Brooklyn years ago. When I visit, we have fun ordering unique, new drinks (some yummier than others, I’ll admit, but being daring is part of the fun). We also pick a special holiday cocktail for family gatherings every year — something festive and a little different than the normal day-to-day fare. I still love a crisp…

  • Sparkling Cranberry Blackcurrant Lime Cocktails

    Sparkling Cranberry Blackcurrant Lime Cocktails

    These festive sparkling cranberry blackcurrant lime cocktails are a perfect companion to your holiday spread — and good eats and drinks are always one of my favorite things about the season. One year my family decided change up Christmas dinner by creating a themed menu based on popular meals from the Dickensian era. It was complete with roast duck, Dutchess potatoes, Yorkshire pud, plum pudding and a host of other treats! (Keeping it real: I wasn’t as big of a fan of the plum pudding as I’d hoped, though it was super exciting to light it on fire!) Since then, each Christmas we’re all together, we’ll be picking a different theme.…