Everyone knows lime is a must have accessory for a Corona. Without the lime, the Corona is just not as good and can even appear naked. Although it can be messy jamming an oversized lime wedge into the bottle, I'm not sure this lime bomber — an interesting contraption that plunges the lime into the bottle for you — is completely necessary. If I saw a bartender using it, I might actually laugh. What do you think of the lime bomber? Is it one hundred percent practical or totally and completely laughable?
On Wednesday night, FabSugar invited me to attend a fashion party at the San Francisco Guess store. While Fab was busy talking with Brittany Snow, I was out scouting drinks and chatting with the bartender. Instead of an open bar with wine and beer, one simple specialty cocktail was poured. At first glance, I thought the drink was the classic mojito. However, I soon realized it was a refreshing variation with vodka instead of rum, lemon juice, lime juice, and a splash of Sprite. This drink was crowd pleasing, smooth and light. To mix it up for yourself, just read more
A few weeks ago, Ejmemis gave me a fabulous little tip that I just had to share with everyone. Like a true Florida girl, she loves her key lime pie with a zingy, creamy filling and crumbly, buttery crust. I may not be from Florida, but I love key lime pie, especially when the weather is warm.
Miami's Joe's Stone Crab restaurant, is famous for their amazing key lime pie and luckily for all of us who don't live there, they've recently released the recipe! To get the recipe for this refreshing dessert, all you have to do is read more
One of my favorite drinks at Vietnamese restaurants is soda chanh, which is essentially a limeade (although sometimes it's lemonade) made from sparkling water. It's wonderfully refreshing and hits the spot on really hot days. The best part is that I don't have to wait until I go out to eat to enjoy it. The recipe is super simple, so you won't have to wait either. To give this recipe a try, read more
A caipirinha (pronounced kai - preen - ya) is the national cocktail of Brazil, made with the national liquor Cachaça. Within the last ten years, caipirinha's popularity has grown tremendously thanks to the International Bartender Association's addition of it to their official cocktail list. Although it's not common in the majority of bars, there are a growing number of establishments where caipirinhas appear on the menu. The ingredients and drink making technique are similar to that of a mojito. To learn how it's made, read more
Now before you go and wonder why today's happy hour is a regular old rum and coke, let me explain... a cuba libre is not a regular old rum and coke, it's a classic cocktail that could even be considered sophisticated. The drink originated after the Spanish-American War in which the Americans fought to liberate Cuba from Spain's reign (which is kind of ironic bearing in mind the US-Cuban relations in the years to come). The soldiers who were aiding in the fight mixed Cuba's rum with America's coca-cola, topped it with a squirt of lime and saluted to the country's freedom. Cuba Libre in Spanish actually means free Cuba. So the next time you are thinking of ordering a rum and coke, order a cuba libre instead, it's what I always do. To take it to the next level, read more
April showers bring May flowers... we all know the childhood refrain, but come every April I can't help but hate the rain. Actually it doesn't matter what time of year it is, I absolutely loathe the rain. In April, when the warmth of summer is so near you can almost smell it, I hate the wet weather even more. When geeksugar told me about a cocktail called the Deny Away April Rain, I knew I had to have one. A drink that makes me forget all about the crappy weather, now we're talking! The recipe is a twist on the classic dirty martini, substituting fresh lime juice for the olive juice and a lime peel for the olives. Sounds refreshing doesn't it? Give it a shake'n'strain, read more