Monthly Archives: December 2012


Sazerac Another “Classic Old Hollywood Cocktail”  it is a product of the Bayou culture of New Orleans, Louisiana.  In 1838, Antoine Amedie Peychaud, owner of a New Orleans apothecary, treated his friends to brandy toddies of his own recipe, including his “Peychaud‘s Bitters” made from a secret family recipe. The toddies were made using a double-ended egg cup as a… (more…)

Pomegranate Martini

Pomegranate Martini This cocktail is a twist on the classic Cosmopolitan Martini, the addition of the Grand Mariner makes it special and very tasty.  A lot of people have told me that they don’t care too much for Pomegranate Juice, but once they taste this, they love it. This also makes a great festive cocktail for the Holidays, as it’s beautiful… (more…)

Lemon Drop Cocktail

Lemon Drop Cocktail Probably the best Lemon Drop I have ever tasted, the perfect blend of sweet and tart, with a kick from the Vodka.   When first experimenting with this recipe, adapted from Ina Garten,  I felt that the level of vodka was too high, but it turned out to be perfect.  This cocktail is very easy to drink,… (more…)

Holiday Eating Tips

Holiday Eating Tips 1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the holiday spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they’re serving rum balls. 2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It’s rare… You cannot find it any other time of year but… (more…)

Porch Swing Cocktail

Porch Swing Cocktail This is nothing short of summer in a glass. It tastes like lemonade. It tastes like iced tea. There are crisp cucumber slices and a splash of 7-Up in a tall glass with ice cubes and if that has not convinced you — and seriously, how did that not convince you? — hopefully its name will. It’s… (more…)

Rusty Nail Cocktail

Rusty Nail Cocktail When it comes to Cocktails, I myself prefer the old Traditional cocktails over the new “Trendy” style cocktails.   This is what is considered a “Classic Old Hollywood Cocktail”.  It is a post-Second World War invention, the addition of the sweet, dark-brown Drambuie softens the kick of the Scotch, and it also gives the drink a darker overtone… (more…)

Stuffed French Toasts

Stuffed French Toast Breakfast perversion: Here’s a list of everything you need: a loaf of French or Italian bread, eggs, milk, butter, cream cheese, cinnamon, and jam or fresh fruit (if you’re like me, you’ll use both). I also added slivered almonds just for the fun of it, but you don’t have to … unless you want to. If you… (more…)