Egyptian Karkade – Hibiscus Iced Tea Recipe

The first time I tried Egyptian Karkade (Kehr-kih-deh) or Hibiscus Iced Tea, I was staying at a hotel in Egypt. Like many hotels in places with warm climates, the hotel lobby featured complimentary cool beverages. Instead of the usual water or lemonade that a lot of places offer up to their sweltering guests, hotels in Egypt... Continue Reading →

Fresh Squeezed Old Timey Lemonade

Once I get a glimpse of summer approaching, I tend to start having these fantasies where I'm sitting in a rocking chair on a wrap-around porch attached to some country home. In my hand is, naturally, a mason jar filled with fresh squeezed lemonade that I sip in between nostalgic mutterings about how when I... Continue Reading →

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup Recipe

Whenever fall rolls around the need for pumpkin and pie spices takes over the general populace. Many of us rush over to our favorite coffee shop to spend an absurd amount of money for a Pumpkin Spice Latte or some other pumpkin-related beverage. Well, I was sick of my pumpkin addiction burning a hole in... Continue Reading →

Tequila Summer Shandy

Ever since my first trip to Paris with my buddy, Dirty, I always thought the idea of tequila flavored beer was just wrong. Mostly, this was due to purchasing a single can of "Desperados - Tequila Flavored Beer," from a convenience store in Paris. Needless to say, that decision was a regrettable one; however, I... Continue Reading →

The Common Dawn Apéritif (Modified)

I went over to my friend, AmasianV's place one summer afternoon because I was in the area. He was just hanging out instead of working on his PhD thesis, but that was fine with me because I got to reap the benefits of his somewhat new-found hobby of mixing cocktails at a moment's notice. This... Continue Reading →

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