• Drinks
  • Peach Bellini Sangria

    “I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine to-night.” —Percy Bysshe Shelley I recall having sangria with every nearly meal in Spain the winter I was fifteen. I marveled at how someone my age didn’t have to steal sips of other’s drinks when attentions were diverted. I was given a […]

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  • Hibiscus Berry & Mint Iced Tea Cocktails

    It’s Friday friends and it’s warm and overcast here in Cincinnati. Which I actually prefer–give me a summer rainstorm and I’d be in heaven. No matter where you are or how hot or cold it is, fear not, I’ve got us all covered! Is there a better way to cool off on a hot (currently humid) summer […]

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  • Cucumber Fresca Cocktail

    Cucumbers have quickly become one of my favorite things to juice. Crisp and refreshing, cucumber juice is nice chilled on its own, mixed into homemade lemonade, or—my personal favorite—as the star ingredient of a cocktail. I made a very simple cocktail to pair with my Chipotle BBQ Tacos this week. Cucumber juice, jalapeño and mint […]

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  • Chipotle Pineapple Mojitos

    Pineapple infused cocktails will forever hold a special place in my cynical heart because they are linked to a winter holiday spent in Spain when I was fifteen. I’ve mentioned this on the blog somewhere before. My cousin studied abroad in Barcelona and I was fortunate enough to get to tag along with my aunt […]

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  • Cucumber Breeze

    I’m really bad at drinking water. Not to say I complete the act of drinking in an ineffective way, but rather, I don’t drink enough of it. It’s a problem. I don’t seem to notice when I get thirsty. I’ll have coffee throughout the day, and then at night realize I haven’t had a drop of […]

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  • Herbal Champagne Cocktails

    I was lucky enough to spend New Year’s Eve 2000 in Spain. As fate would have it, my family planned a Christmas trip to Vegas with some extended relatives and realized that they didn’t have enough room in the car for everyone. One person to be exact. Why I was volunteered as tribute to stay […]