Old Pepper

WARNING: This red hot, spicy cocktail is not for the faint of heart.  If you love spicy anything, I would definitely give this one a try! I discovered this cocktail at Julep, in Houston, and was hooked at first taste.  It was sweet, spicy, and boozy all in one!  With such excitement, I thought it…

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Prince Harry Cocktail

Named for the lovable redhead younger brother of Prince William, the Prince Harry has loads of ginger, dark rum and a dash of bitters.  This cocktail is a close cousin of the dark & stormy with an extra boozy, ginger twist.  It’s extra ingredient, King’s Ginger was specifically formulated in the early 1900’s for King Edward…

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Vesper

The Vesper –  Made famous by James Bond in 1953’s Casino Royale, this martini is served straight up; shaken, not stirred.  It’s a dry martini that uses the French aperitif wine, Lillet, as opposed to vermouth.  Lillet is made from citrus liqueurs and quinine, so just as the G&T is a perfect combination, I think…

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Peru – Cusco & Machu Picchu

Cusco.  A small vibrant tourist town was always buzzing about something.  With an 11,150 ft altitude, it’s easy to get winded walking around this city, especially while getting hassled by the many sellers of … everything.  Every street corner has some more tours, dolls, shoe shiners..  or even a woman with a small child or a…

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Peru – Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest covers more than 2 million square miles over 9 countries. 13% of the forest is located in Peru, with the majority in Brazil at 60%.  Woven within, and on its outskirts is a variety of local villages made up of mainly local farmers that send produce all over the region. Papaya, for…

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