Cider Rum Punch

Sugar and spice and everything nice! I’m a sipper.  I can make my tall toffee nut latte with extra foam last until lunch.  I sip on one cocktail that usually lasts me through an evening.  But THIS cocktail from our resident mixologist Tonyony G Man had me drinking in gulps. I know I had at […]

Summer Strawberry Lime “Spa” Water

I don’t really go to spas, so I have no idea if something like this would be served at something like that.  But this is pretty, refreshing, easy to make and it has no calories . . . plus, once you’ve served the first “tank” of water, you can refill it and the fruit keeps […]

Raspberry Clementini

and for dessert . . . I saw this on a cooking show recently and quickly scrawled the recipe on a piece of paper.  I can remember the bartender who made it — but I can’t remember the name of the drink or the show it was on . . . so I renamed it. […]

Raspberry Champagne Cocktail

This is a ridiculous name for a yummy cocktail — a Flirtini. I found it on my current addiction, Pinterest. But, I think people won’t drink it if it has such a silly name. So, I hereby change the name to Raspberry Champagne Cocktail . . . BUT that is just temporary. Please send more […]

Hot Spiced Apple Cider

1/2 gallon apple juice 1/2 t. nutmeg 1/2 t. ground cardamom 1/4 t. ground cloves 1/2 t. ground cinnamon 1 peel of 1 orange 12 whole cloves 2 orange slices 2 slices of apple Bring to a simmer,  and simmer for at least 15 minutes. Serve in a mug with 1 shot of brandy, or […]

Mark and Tony’s Peach Jalapeno Martinis

4 oz peach vodka 2 oz white cranberry juice 1 oz Triple Sec Juice of one lime 1 tsp. sugar Add ice to shaker and two slices of jalapeno (take out the seeds). Muddle the ice and jalapeno a bit – not too much as it will make it too hot. Add in the ingredients […]

Sylvia’s Champagne Cocktail

1 1/4 cup southern comfort ¼ cup sweet vermouth ¼ – ½ cup grenadine 5 cup chilled sparkling wine Chill first three ingredients 2-6 hours. Into flutes, top with sparkling wine. (For each bottle of champagne, I think I got about 8 servings) Sylvia Valdez

Pomegranate Mojito

Muddle 2 T. raw sugar, T. fresh lime juice, and 12 mint leaves in tall glass. Mix in 6 T. white rum and 1/4 c. pomegranate juice. Fill glass with ice. Top with splash of soda water. Trisha (who has never been to the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, but who likes this drink […]

Orange Drop Martini

2 oz. vanilla vodka (Grey Goose) 3/4 oz. orange liqueur such as Grand Marnier, Harlequin, or Triple Sec Fresh squeezed orange juice Shake over ice and strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass. Heaven!

Sylvia’s Rose’ Sangria

1 bottle rose wine 1/4 c. brandy 1/4 c. triple sec 1 c. fresh orange juice 1/4 c. simple syrup, or more to taste orange slices, lemon slices, lime slices, blackberries Combine all ingredients ina large pitcher, cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours. If you do not serve […]