Mexican Street Dog Cocktail

The title of this cocktail has a few different stories behind it: a dog, an artist, a bottle of tequila and a riff on a favorite cocktail. . . . → Read More: Mexican Street Dog Cocktail

Limoncello Sparkler

Today’s cocktail is brought to you by It Takes a Villa by Kilby Blades, the latest TLC Book Tour read. It’s a steamy little book set in Italy with a strong American protagonist and a hunky Italian. 🙂 . . . → Read More: Limoncello Sparkler

A Review: The Essence of Nathan Biddle for TLC Book Tours. A Cocktail: The Hemingway Daiquiri for Summer Sipping

I paired today’s TLC Tour with a cocktail. Please read on for a review of The Essence of Nathan Biddle by J. William Lewis and a beverage to sip as you turn pages. . . . → Read More: A Review: The Essence of Nathan Biddle for TLC Book Tours. A Cocktail: The Hemingway Daiquiri for Summer Sipping

A Honeysuckle Cocktail for Honeysuckle Season by Mary Ellen Taylor

Honeysuckle Season and an early spring cocktail. Read on for a book review and a refreshing libation for the April/May edition for Cook the Books. . . . → Read More: A Honeysuckle Cocktail for Honeysuckle Season by Mary Ellen Taylor

Food ‘n Flix for July: Coyote Ugly and a Spicy Mule

This month’s Food ‘n Flix feature film is Coyote Ugly. Obviously, a beverage was called for. Enter the spicy mule. . . . → Read More: Food ‘n Flix for July: Coyote Ugly and a Spicy Mule

Midnight in Paris and a Golden Age Cocktail

It’s the end of May and I’m hosting Midnight in Paris for Food ‘n Flix. You can read the announcement post here.

So, it stands to reason that I am probably the last person to post. (That being said, the deadline is actually tomorrow, May 31.)

Let me get this out there first . . . → Read More: Midnight in Paris and a Golden Age Cocktail

Earl Grey Gin and Tonic with Blackberries and a TLC Book Tour

Here’s another TLC Book Tour. For this stop, I read The Great Unexpected by Dan Mooney. I received a copy for an honest review. Let’s get to it!

About the book:

A curmudgeon and his eccentric new roommate join together to plan an epic escape in this charming, poignant tale.

Joel lives in . . . → Read More: Earl Grey Gin and Tonic with Blackberries and a TLC Book Tour

Earl Grey Infused Gin for Food ‘n Flix and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

It’s Food ‘n Flix time again so it seems it’s appropriate for another spirit laden recipe. (A lot of my Food ‘n Flix posts end up with a spirited recipe.) For July, the feature film was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. If you haven’t seen this film, you should. You should also keep reading…. . . . → Read More: Earl Grey Infused Gin for Food ‘n Flix and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

A Luna Cocktail and Mocktail for This Beautiful Fantastic

Here is a quirky fairy tale of a film that will delight, uplift, and amuse. I created a cocktail and a mocktail to celebrate June’s Food ‘n Flix feature film and the return of a favorite host (and founder), Heather. . . . → Read More: A Luna Cocktail and Mocktail for This Beautiful Fantastic

A New Old-Fashioned, an appetizer and Buttermilk Graffiti

I’m highlighting Chef Edward Lee today. Buttermilk Graffiti is the featured book for Cook the Books. Here’s a berry delightful and thymely cocktail along with a mushroom “hummus.” . . . → Read More: A New Old-Fashioned, an appetizer and Buttermilk Graffiti