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Spooky Halloween Cocktails: Make Your Friends Jealous

Dan and I created these spooky Halloween cocktails to serve to your friends for your next Halloween gathering whether virtual or in person. I recently decided to add a Halloween Charcuterie board as a party idea to serve with your spooky Halloween cocktails. I also added a creepy jello brain and some cookies for a […]

Which is the Best Ceviche Recipe, Peruvian or Mexican?

To find the best ceviche recipe we tried several variations. We will be preparing it using recipes from two different countries and comparing them while learning about the cultures at the same time. What is Ceviche? Ceviche is a traditional way of curing fish chemically with fresh citrus juices instead of using heat. Serve it […]

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Fish Tacos and Margaritas: how to create your favorite restaurant at home

I originally wrote this last year before vaccines were available, and my husband and I did not want to go out to eat. With the latest strain of this virus, my husband and I don’t feel comfortable eating in public once again. Therefore, I decided to add some recipes to this post in addition to […]

Lemonade with Vodka: How to Make Tropical Drinks at Home

Tropical drinks traditionally conjure images of islands, beaches, tiki bars, and endless hours in the sun. But when you are stuck at home you can still bring a bit of the islands to you. Therefore we created this list of summer cocktails including several types of lemonade with vodka that guarantee to make you feel […]

Red White and Blue Drinks: How to Make These Patriotic Drinks

I wanted to create some red white and blue drinks in time for the 4th of July holiday. That is to say, after much research and experimentation these are what I came up with. I hope you enjoy these red white and blue drinks as well as leave me a comment as to which is […]

Mojito Making & How to Infuse Liquor with Incredible Flavors

While at our virtual rum class with Ray, we mentioned how we had infused alcohol with different flavors. He then recommended infusing white rum with mint for mojito making. However, at that time our mint plant was not producing enough to try this. After a long wait, we finally got to do it. This is […]

Best Mixed Drinks with Tequila and How to Make Them

Due to Cinco De Mayo coming up I decided to write about the best mixed drinks with Tequila. Of course the best way to drink tequila would be to go to a tequila tasting in Nuevo Vallarta. However, for those who can’t, I am introducing a few margarita variations and will end with some richer […]

Mixed Drinks with Rum: Captivating History & How to Make Classic Recipes

Several years ago my husband and I visited a rum distillery during our road trip to New Orleans so we thought it would be fun to take this virtual class to learn more. It was 10am in Wellington, New Zealand when we met up with Ray for our virtual Rum class. We learned about the […]

Irish Whiskey Best: Stories and How to Drink it

Here we recount Irish Whiskey best tasting practices along with some historic tales. Since we couldn’t actually go to Ireland, we decided to bring Ireland to us. We traveled through Zoom to learn about Irish Whiskey. Our host, John, began the session with introductions and asked everyone what they would be drinking during the tour. […]