Cocktails, Recipes

Low Carb Sparkling Sangria

I adore day drinking!  An afternoon sipping on mimosas, Bloody Mary's, anything out of a blender with an umbrella, sweet sangria, refreshing rose', bubbly Champagne, or even an ice cold beer.  But let's face it, even the most confident among us looks in the mirror occasionally and says, "Sister, you've been sippin' a few too… Continue reading Low Carb Sparkling Sangria

Celebrations, Cocktails, Recipes, Wines

Winter White Wine Cocktails

Most people assume, incorrectly, that chilled white wines are best enjoyed in the warmer months of the spring and summer.  When featured in the festive drinks below, nothing could be further from the truth! The Refresher (Filini Bar & Restaurant - Chicago) 7 Red Seedless Grapes 2 Mint Leaves 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup 1 1/4… Continue reading Winter White Wine Cocktails

Celebrations, Holidays, Recipes, Wines

New Year’s Eve With a Twist

The fun of this big batch Cosmopolitan is that it gets made in my Vitamix and strained into a pitcher. No messy cocktail shaker to deal with and no sticky counter from prying the shaker lid on and off for each individual drink!

Holidays, Recipes, Wines

Thanksgiving Sangria

If you are hosting a good-sized crowd for Thanksgiving and want to try and steer them away from the hard stuff until you bring out the fine wine at dinner time, you may want to consider this spin on Sangria from my go-to resource, Epicurious.com.  It can be made ahead, you can use pretty plastic… Continue reading Thanksgiving Sangria

Food With Wine, Recipes, Wines

Dessert Wine Pairings

It's no secret that I love food and wine, but even I have to admit that sometimes the wine you drink with dinner may not be the same wine that you want to keep drinking when it comes time for dessert. #GirlsGoneWine Generally, it's not a bad idea to follow the rule: the darker the… Continue reading Dessert Wine Pairings