Jura Jack-o-Lantern Cocktail

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!” ~Dexter Kozen The countdown has begun to the ‘all-hallows’ night of tricks, treats and doorbells. Spooky fall decor is popping up all over the neighborhood and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the coming night of little costumed ghouls and goblins than sipping on a pumpkin … Continue reading Jura Jack-o-Lantern Cocktail

Stress Free Entertaining this Holiday Season

Can you really be stress free for the holiday season? While there are many variables that can add tension to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, meal preparation doesn’t have to be one of them. Taking care of a few items before you head to sleep Wednesday night will save you some time and cleanup on Thanksgiving day. Consider handling the following tasks and remember the cardinal rule; … Continue reading Stress Free Entertaining this Holiday Season

The Most Refreshing Summer Cocktails

When the 5:00 whistle blows, thirst takes over. Grab your keys and head for the nearest exit, it’s cocktail hour. Stepping out after work for a drink with friends and colleagues is a great way to relax and engage in brilliant conversation. Where can you find the most refreshing cocktails this summer? Here are a few of our favorite places to sip. RA Sushi’s Pear & Lemon … Continue reading The Most Refreshing Summer Cocktails

Bar Talk with Shaun Daugherty

Linda Valentine-Dean:  What is the right set up for a home bar liquor, mixers, everything.  This is for the person who occasionally entertains and does not want to rush to the store to stock up each time but instead keep the home bar stocked with standards for most tastes. Shaun Daugherty:  Hi Linda! First, let me congratulate you on being the first question we have … Continue reading Bar Talk with Shaun Daugherty

Cocktail Hour; Blushing Co-Ed by Shaun the Bartender

Warm days, a hot grill and a cool cocktail.  I can’t think of a better way to spend a late spring evening than relaxing in the back yard with one of Shaun the Bartender’s creative cocktails.  This delightful pre-prohibition cocktail is a bit more involved than most, but well worth the time.   He posts one each day, are you a subscriber yet?   Blushing … Continue reading Cocktail Hour; Blushing Co-Ed by Shaun the Bartender

Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender; The Cuban Martini

Holiday weekends are a fantastic way to connect with friends and family that we seem to lose touch with during the regular work weeks.  While we will be enjoying the company of loved ones, we will not forget what this holiday, Memorial Day is set aside for.   The remembrance of the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. … Continue reading Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender; The Cuban Martini

Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender; Devil’s Cocktail

Shaun the Bartender concocts and posts a cocktail of the day, each and every day, on his site.  He has so graciously given us permission to pop in, poke around and pull one of his creations over to our site.  There are so many tasty potions that I find it difficult to choose. This weeks pick, Devil’s Cocktail drew me in with the gorgeous glowing … Continue reading Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender; Devil’s Cocktail

Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender Presents; Silk Stockings

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for Shaun the Bartender to step up to the plate and wow us with his expertise.  This week, he has hit it out of the park with this little gem. I am always drawn to the look of a cocktail as well as the name and this one caught my eye with it’s beauty, snagged my attention with … Continue reading Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender Presents; Silk Stockings