Bit by the Flu Bug? We’ve Got Just the Cure.

They say that looking good is part of feeling good, but when you’re sick it’s hard to do either. Spring has sprung and with it, flu season as well? If you’re feeling under the weather, like I am, here’s a home remedy to soothe your throat and boost your immune system.  (more…)


Sparkling Cran-Apple Cider

T Minus one week until the best holiday of the year is upon us. Thanksgiving, lets be honest isn’t really about giving thanks, rather, it’s about food and how much you can stuff into your body before you feel nauseas and ultimately have to nap it off. Gluttony at its finest, and you know what? Im okay with that. In fact, I’m more than okay, I love it. An entire day celebrating food is like heaven for me. (more…)


Lavender Lemonade

I usually try to steer clear of sugary drinks and stick to wine water for my main source of fluid intake. I mean, really, if I’m going to ingest extra calories, it’s going to be in a burger and fries, not the soda. That being said, summer is the time of year when sweet, cold beverages sound amazing. Sometimes you just need to give in to temptation and drink the cool aid lemonade. (more…)


London Fog

The London Fog, or earl grey tea latte, is by far one of my favorite drinks when it is cold and rainy out…which is pretty much everyday up here in Seattle. I’ve seen a few different variations of the drink, but at the end of the day, you just can’t go wrong with anything that has steamed milk in it. (more…)


Dark Sipping Chocolate with Bailey’s and Fresh Whipped Cream

As I made my way through the candy aisle, I was pleasantly surprised to find such high quality couverture amongst the boring usual chocolate choices of a super market. My excitement, however, was dulled by a subtle turn in my stomach. You see, when I was in culinary school, we spent a quarter working with chocolate and I hated it. At first, I couldn’t remember why, but once I began chopping said chocolate, the stark reality came crashing down…all over my kitchen, like broken glass. I found myself in a sea of chocolate bits, it was on my hands, on my feet, in my sink, all over my floor. You name it, there was chocolate on it. Now, there is a very slight possibility that my infant sized cutting board had a little something to do with the mess, but we’ll just chalk it up as a loss. (more…)


Zombie Brain Shot

Thanks to the Tipsy Bartender on Facebook for this gruesome drink!


1 Part Peach Schnapps
1 Part Baileys Irish Cream
1 Part Jagermeister
Splash of Grenadine

Watch them make it on Youtube!


Mai Tai



Recipe makes two drinks:

  1. 1 1/2 ounces of dark rum
  2. 3 ounces of light rum
  3. 1 ounce of Orange Curacao
  4. 1 ounce of fresh orange juice
  5. 2 ounces of fresh pineapple juice
  6. 1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice
  7. One dash of grenadine syrup

Garnish: Paper umbrella, maraschino cherries and a slice of pineapple.


Bloody Marys Were Made for Weekends



Recipe for a pint:

  • 3 oz Vodka
  • 3 oz Tomato juice
  • 2 dashes Tabasco Sauce or Sriracha
  • 2 tsp Horseradish
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch Celery salt
  • 1 pinch Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 pinch Paprika
  • Celery salt
  • 1 Lemon wedge
  • 1 Lime wedge

Garnish: Add a Celery stalk, some Celery Salt on the rim and a lime wedge.


Pineapple Sangria

Pineapple Sangria




– 3 cups of pineapple juice

– 1 bottle of dry white wine, preferably chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, or pinot grigip.

– 1 cup of brandy (pear brandy or apricot brandy will also work)

– 1 ripe pineapple and cut into 1-inch chunks

– Add mint for garnish.


Kiwi Blueberry Mojito


Kiwi Blueberry Mojito —

made with lime, fresh kiwis, blueberries, mint leaves, sparkling water and rum.

Garnish the glass rims with green or blue sugar. You can also use cookie or baking colored sprinkles.

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