We recently treated our mom to a belated Mother's Day lunch at the Hotel Vandivort's restaurant, The Order. I've been bragging about their DIY bloody mary bar, and hot tamale, it was fun. Our server brought us a large glass of ice and Tito's, the rim salted to perfection. We took our glasses to the … Continue reading Bloody Mary!
Three Cheers to the Paloma
Just when you think you've figured out your signature cocktail (gimlets for Stephanie, French 76 for Nicole), along comes a potent kick in the pants in the form of refreshment on a hot summer day...or mild Missouri spring... OF COURSE we're talking about a Paloma! This simple cocktail of blanco tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit … Continue reading Three Cheers to the Paloma
Cheers! The Lychee Martini
What to 'shake' up your cocktail game? Try the Lychee Martini, recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart. Lychees are Asian tree fruits, with red dinosaur-like skin and a subtle grape-like taste and texture. And they make AMAZING cocktail ingredients! We drank these all winter long, despite them being a summer fruit. With access to international markets … Continue reading Cheers! The Lychee Martini
Dark and Stormy’s
It was a dark and stormy night... Thus begins many a tale of wonder, magic, and mystery... Oh, I'm not talking about A Wrinkle in Time , but one of my favorite drinks, the rum-and-ginger-beer "Dark & Stormy". A Dark and Stormy: 2 oz rum 5 oz ginger beer (please, do yourself a favor and … Continue reading Dark and Stormy’s