The transition from Summer to Fall is always hard; I don't want to let go of the warm days and luscious fruits. But, alas, it's October and there's no use holding onto Summer anymore. It's time to embrace the new season, and there's no better way to do it than with a refreshing and delicious cocktail, like the one featured here. It's a simple mixture of rum, pineapple juice, and fresh-squeezed lime juice, but the resulting libation is perfectly balanced. Be sure to use a good-quality spiced rum; I like Cruzan's aged offering. It's the base of the drink and therefore the most prominent flavor. The original recipe called for 1/4 ounce of cinnamon syrup, but I didn't have four-plus hours to wait for the syrup to steep. Instead I threw a whole cinnamon stick in the cocktail shaker. The result is subtle, but with the true essence of Autumn. Learn how to make the drink now!
Since Twister is a somewhat personal game where bodies could potentially end up draped over one another, FabSugar and I have decided to serve a strong libation at our Twist Off. A drink that, after one glass, will have our guests loosened up and ready to play! Thus, I'll be pouring a tequila concoction. It's a refreshing mixture of tequila, pineapple juice, and club soda. It's not too sweet and it's easy to sip, meaning it's perfect for a party. The simple recipe can be doubled or tripled to suit any large crowd. Check it out after the jump.
Following the recent deep cleaning of my refrigerator, I've been making a concerted effort to use up all the ingredients I have in my house before buying anything new. Now, at least a couple times a week, before I decide what to make, I go hunting in my pantry and refrigerator to see which items I've already got.
Yesterday, I had a hankering for a fruity cocktail and got creative with the beverages under my roof. I used pineapple juice left over from Singapore slings, some Grey Goose, and a splash of an Italian aperitif. The result was ultra-refreshing, with a nice layer of citrusy bitterness courtesy of the Campari.
In honor of the beautiful San Francisco Sunday, I named it Sunday Best. For the easy recipe, keep reading.
It seems like everyone I know is detoxing this week. People are working out, staying in, and eating healthy. To support my sister and friends, who are on a 10-day vegan cleanse, I'm making a figure-friendly meal full of vegetables. Since they've also given up drinking, I'll have to serve a nonalcoholic beverage. Instead of offering something boring like water, I'm whipping up a round of this uplifting refresher. It's a combination of muddled mint and pineapple and pomegranate juice. It's fruity, but not too heavy and will pair perfectly with chickpea, mint, and parsley spread. To look at the easy recipe, keep reading.
A great thing about Fall fruits, specifically pears, is that they can be used as an ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes. In this case, the pears are a crisp addition to a scrumptious salad. The classic pairing is pork and apples, but pears complement the peppered protein as nicely as their crunchy counterpart. A drizzle of a quick honey-mustard sauce finishes off this hearty and delicious dish. To start your weekend with this salad, read more
In my opinion, tequila is an underrated liquor. I usually only use it to make margaritas or take shots. However, I've recently decided to experiment with the Mexican spirit in other drinks, like the cocktail seen here. This recipe was surprisingly refreshing and not too strong. With chunks of fresh pineapple and a slight fizz, it tasted like a tequila sangria. This sensational concoction is wonderful on a warm afternoon. I definitely plan on making it again, perhaps as an alternative to margs at my next fiesta. To see how I made it, read more