Summer Dreaming with Tommy Bahama’s Mango Habanero Margarita

Temps are low, snow is threatening and we are dreaming of sandy beaches, hot sun and warm blue waters. Now is the perfect time to visit the tropics and pretend you’re on island time. While I can’t dig my toes in the sand just yet, I can enjoy a taste of the vacation life at home. Raising a glass to all the summer dreamers out … Continue reading Summer Dreaming with Tommy Bahama’s Mango Habanero Margarita

Whimsical Drink and Sports Pairings for the New Year

If you’re not quite sure what to change-up for the New Year, start with something simple like your favorite cocktail, brew or wine. Here are a few suggestions for sipping while watching your favorite sports –as well as some fun facts about practical jokes involving Tom Collins, ‘karate water’, and how alcohol affected Rupert Holmes’ music career. Everyone knows just how well a pint in … Continue reading Whimsical Drink and Sports Pairings for the New Year

Raise a Glass to National Rum Day with Tommy Bahama’s Rum Babalu

In honor of National Rum Day, make your way to Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar and celebrate with an island favorite – rum. The Rum Babalu combines the sweet flavor of maple syrup with rum, ginger beer, lime juice and bitters. Break out the bongo drums for this mouth-watering, signature cocktail. Conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan on Fifth Avenue at 45th Street, Tommy Bahama Restaurant & … Continue reading Raise a Glass to National Rum Day with Tommy Bahama’s Rum Babalu

Poolside Perfect Sparkling Summer Cocktails

Poolside Perfection: Sweet Sparkling Watermelon Few things shout out the coming of summer quite like the arrival of watermelon at your local grocer and farms. Refreshing and delicious, it’s the perfect fruit to eat by the pool and to add to your cocktails. Cool down this summer by the pool with Freixenet’s Sweet Sparkling Chill Out and Keep Your Cool, Sparkling Sorbet As we move deeper … Continue reading Poolside Perfect Sparkling Summer Cocktails

Creating Beer and Chocolate Believers by Ginger Johnson

“I used to be a beer racist, but you changed me.” – April A Ninkasi’s Believer Red has long been a beer that makes me smile. Yes, it’s delicious. More importantly I really like the philosophy around the name: Believer. We all want to believe in something and last night I made believers of new beer & chocolate tasters. April’s quote, my host of a … Continue reading Creating Beer and Chocolate Believers by Ginger Johnson

Shawn Shepherd’s Peroni Infused Cocktails

Whip up these Sexy Sips at Home for your next Cocktail Party or Garden Soiree Temperatures are rising and refreshing cocktails have arrived. Whether you throw an indoor cocktail reception, cool garden party or outdoor barbecue, delicious Peroni infused cocktails are here to help you celebrate the summer season. Shawn Shepherd, mixologist at Palihouse West Hollywood, has put together this season’s sexiest cocktails – perfect for those looking for … Continue reading Shawn Shepherd’s Peroni Infused Cocktails

Three “Spirits” of Spring Cocktails

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”… “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden The above quote is a true description of spring in the Pacific Northwest. A sun filled day over 55 degrees is filled with half naked Western Washington natives. Once the clouds begin to roll in, … Continue reading Three “Spirits” of Spring Cocktails