Tasty mocktails for everyone to enjoy

When planning summer cookouts plenty of time and energy goes into planning wine, beer and cocktails to pair with the food.  Sometimes we forget about guests who don’t drink alcohol.  Too ofter 2 liter bottles of soda are the answer, but why should they be left out of drinking high quality beverages during the festivities? Here are some creative mocktails created by chef’s and restaurants that promote healthy tasty drinks without the alcohol. Plant Food + Wine Venice   PFW in Paradise. Lemon. Grapefruit. Agave. Seasonal Berries. Mean Green. Lime. Cucumber. Shisito. Mint. Great Thyme. Lemon. Orange. Strawberry. Ginger. Thyme. … Continue reading Tasty mocktails for everyone to enjoy

Hold on to Summer with these cocktails

Sure school has started in  most of the country and that means waking up early and sitting in more traffic in the morning.  This is the first sign that summer is coming to an end.  The air is still hot and the sun keeps the water at the beach still nice and warm.  Labor Day is fast approaching and all your friends remind you ski season is around the corner. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy summery cocktails and throw some food on the grill until the snow falls.   Drambuie Iced Green Tea 1 ½  parts Drambuie 1 Spicy … Continue reading Hold on to Summer with these cocktails

It’s that time again, Grovetoberfest is approaching, here are the deals to get you in

Grovetoberfest’s founder and chief taster has just announced the special deals for this years Grovetoberfest, South Florida’s largest and best beer festival.  Tony has appointed Kris Marino, beer expert, to search out highly rare and sought after brews to be served at this years fest.  Kris has also been charged with getting as many Florida breweries to attend as possible.  He already has signed on an impressive list of Florida breweries who will be serving there beers at this years Grovetoberfest.  Tony still promises more that 400 breweries will be serving up their fantastic brews this year. Starting Monday August … Continue reading It’s that time again, Grovetoberfest is approaching, here are the deals to get you in

Olympic Cocktails to sip on while rooting for your team

With the Olympic Games in the homestretch it is time to watch the rest of the games with a cool cocktail.  What better way to root on your favorite athlete or team with a refreshing beverage.   The Opening Ceremony Created by Flor de Caña Rum Ingredients: 2 parts Flor de Caña 7 ¾ parts lime juice ½ part simple syrup Method: Shake & strain into a martini glass. Olympians Medallion Created by Milagro Brand Ambassador Jaime Salas Ingredients: 1.5 parts Milagro Silver 0.75 parts White peach syrup .75 parts Fresh Lemon Juice 2 parts Blonde Beer Garnish: Lemon Wheel … Continue reading Olympic Cocktails to sip on while rooting for your team

Take advantage of nature’s summer bounty with the classic Bellini

The arrival of summer brings great fruits and vegetables to market aisles. Nothing’s better than peaches so sweet and the juices running down your arm as you eat it on a hot afternoon. I wonder if Giuseppe Cipriani felt that way when he was inspired to create the Bellini.   Giuseppe Cipriani owned Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy; frequent guests included Earnest Hemmingway and Humphrey Bogart among other stars. According to Wikipedia, “The Bellini was invented sometime between 1934 and 1948.” He pureed white peaches and blended it with Prosecco and a classic cocktail was born. Wikipedia also let’s us … Continue reading Take advantage of nature’s summer bounty with the classic Bellini