Making a Simple Margarita Recipe from Scratch (no mixes or syrups)

I stumbled onto this really excellent margarita recipe completely by accident. I was actually trying to recreate a recipe I found online because I was having guests over, but in my rush, I goofed the proportions. My guests exclaimed that they really liked the cocktail and I was surprised at how well it turned out.... Continue Reading →

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The Pink Martinez (Gin Martini)

On Saturday night, my friend "Double Down" and his girlfriend, Marisela, had a housewarming party to celebrate the purchase of their new condo. They provided us with some great food and drink with a lot of Mexican flair even though it was President's Day weekend. We ate marinated pulled pork soft tacos, chips with fresh... Continue Reading →

Vodka Cucumber & Lime

I first had a variation of this drink called the "Cool Hand Cuke," at the Ashmont Grill in Dorchester, MA.  I then tried a much sweeter version called a "Dead Rise" at Legal C Bar in Dedham, MA.  Lastly, while waiting for the rest of my party to arrive at Fugakyu in Brookline, MA (that's... Continue Reading →

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