• Drinks
  • Watermelon Lemonade Margaritas

    “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Henry James Even with my heart hardened against summer in general, I have to admit James was onto something. Summer afternoon. The words conjure up feelings of deep golden sunlight, pleasant listlessness, and the magic of possibilitythat […]

  • Drinks
  • Frozen Cantaloupe Margaritas

    “To whom it may concern: It is springtime. It is late afternoon.” –Kurt Vonnegut This post was sponsored by Patrón but all words, opinions, and fondness of spring afternoons is my own. It is in fact a late afternoon in April as I write this. Today is a warm, sleepy springtime day. Everything has been languid […]

  • Appetizers
  • Birthday Margaritas, Tostones, & Tortilla

    There was a time when birthdays caused me great distress. Spending my childhood steeped in worry—about anything and everything—it’s no surprise my innate penchant for anxiety permeated most aspects of my life. Especially when it came to the oppressing passage of time. It felt like cold hands around my throat tightening with vice-like quality with […]

  • Drinks
  • 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 […]

  • Drinks
  • Hibiscus Margaritas

    I’ve always enjoys planning and making lists. I’m a bit OCD about it. Even as a child I was a planner. I would draft detailed list for packing on trips. My meticulous Christmas lists included carefully numbered instructions and magazine clippings for guidance—should any of the parties involved be confused. There may have been a […]