Cocktails Category

April 11, 2012

Absinthe Minded

Filed in: Cocktails

This is both the name of the cocktail (and  perhaps your state of mind) post happy hour. In my case, Easter brunch. 🙂 Absinthe Minded (recipe courtesy of Jenny at the bar of the Left Bank in Menlo Park, CA) Bulleit Bourbon 1.5 oz Lucid Absinthe 1 oz Antica Formula Vermouth 1 oz Benedictine Liquer, […]

December 3, 2011

Given Liqueur

Filed in: Cocktails, Health

Yesterday, Richard and I dutifully and bravely submitted to our annual tradition (which we do around the time of Thanksgiving) of donating blood. I have been introduced to my blood bank from my days working at the Gap.  Blood Centers of the Pacific | Find the hero in you The tradition is anticipated, at least for […]

November 19, 2011


Filed in: Cocktails, Music, Wine

If you’ve ever been left quaffing alone on a Friday evening, or have simply wondered what beverage would go best while spinning, say, Purple Rain (Answer: a 4 oz. Ouzo), it’s time to pay a visit to Drinkify. The site allows you to punch in what you’re listening to and suggests a boozy beverage to go along […]

September 7, 2011

Would you care for a Tomato Martini ?

Filed in: Cocktails, Food

Would you ever drink the same cocktail twice ? The bar is not a department where I can proudly declare faithfulness. There is an abundance of concoctions out there ! So many spirits and liqueurs to mix base alcohol with. If you order something that is not to your liking, most bartenders would adjust the […]