Cheenarita

This original concoction is inspired by a few new ingredients in our pantry.  After doing a bit of research on Cynar (pronounced “CHEE-NAR”), I was surprised that I didn’t find many recipes that contained this Italian aperitif bitter liquor.  Perhaps this was because Cynar isn’t like the Italian aperitif bitter liquors, due to one very different…

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Over Easter weekend, we decided to take the chance to visit our neighbor to the south… Mexico [It was a long overdue visit for being in Houston over 2 years].  We hemmed and hawed over a few different locations: Cozumel, Cabo, and Cancun before we stumbled upon Puerto Vallarta.  It was the 4th most popular spot…

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Italian Margarita

OK, so try this on for size… You have a margarita (and according to Archer) so that means, you have tequila, cointreau, lime juice, ice, and kosher salt.  Take away the kosher salt… and instead of cointreau, you have cocchi americano, aperol and a few dashes of Boker’s bitters.  This keeps the bitter orange flavor…

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Lake Tahoe

After our short weekend trip to Lake Tahoe, all I can think about is going back and getting more time… more time on the mountain, more time venturing around town… etc.  We flew in at the perfect time to see sunset over Lake Tahoe which in it’s monstrosity is beyond beautiful.   Witnessing the enormous…

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Champagne Cocktails

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, it was only fitting to pop a bottle of bubbly and have a glass or two.  After doing some searching around online, I discovered a few champagne cocktails and spurred from that, a few modifications! PS. These aren’t your typical ‘let’s just add fruit, fruit juice or sweet stuff to champagne’ kind…

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