Cocktails, Recipes, Wines

Friends With Benefits…Wine Punch

Punch is definitely not the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear the words, "friends with benefits," but to each his own. 😉 At The Broken Shaker Bar at the Freehand Hotel in Miami, they came up with a mildly boozy, bubbly, ginger tinged, adult lemonade, SO made for day drinking, that you'll… Continue reading Friends With Benefits…Wine Punch

Cocktails, Food With Wine, Recipes, Wines

Sick of Mimosas? Do A Sunshine Sipper!

I don't know about you, but nothing ruins a great brunch faster for me, than a sub-par mimosa!  Frankly, I think orange juice, or any juice for that matter, ruins champagne, but for those who insist on #JuicingUp their bubbles, why do you insist on using crap champagne????  But I digress... For those who enjoy… Continue reading Sick of Mimosas? Do A Sunshine Sipper!

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!