Cucumber Mint-tini – Friday’s 5 o’clock Wet Your Whistle Call!

Cool as a cucumber on a hot summer day! That’s what we wanted to feel like. Its hot, it’s humid and we don’t like feeling sticky! David and I decided to take a dip into a Cucumber Martini to cool us off. The cucumber is refreshing and the hint of mint tickles your taste buds. If you like the taste of cucumber you will surely enjoy this martini! Continue reading

Espresso Martini – Friday’s 5 o’clock Wet Your Whistle Call!

Espresso MartiniThis pistol packing martini goes way back for us!  One evening, 10+ years ago, David and I were wandering around downtown and The Bitter End caught our attention. Fun name and a beautiful building so we decided to pop in. The Bitter End was located in the oldest building in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter and had lots of personality and charm. I say was because it is no longer open. We bellied up to the bar and ordered a “Black Martini” I think it was called and we loved it! Weeks later, craving more of this powerful potion, we went to our laboratory and began to mix up versions of the martini from our fuzzy memory. Continue reading

The Jerk – Friday’s 5 o’clock Wet Your Whistle Call!

It’s almost time to howl! There’s definitely a weird vibe that runs through the crowd on a full moon. I remember years ago when I was in the restaurant business serving cocktails. A full moon would evoke all kinds of strange behavior in people…and then you add alcohol to the mix and it would get down right unbelievable at times!

Today we are adding Friday the 13th to the full moon phenomenon so hang on, it could be a wild night! Just in case you want to guarantee it, The Jerk Cocktail will add the finally ingredient to your evening or will be exactly what you need to wash away your wacky day! Continue reading

Dublin Iced Coffee – Friday’s 5 o’clock Wet Your Whistle Call!

Happy Birthday Dad! This cocktail from Soda and Swine, right here in San Diego, reminded me of my Dad immediately. He loves his coffee and he is an Irish guy! When David and I took my Mom and Dad to Ireland to visit our “Irish Roots”, we discovered that Guinness makes you handsome! Who knew? But all over town there are signs telling us just that, so it must be true. Now that couldn’t be just a load of Irish Blarney, could it? In fact, I do believe when we left the Guinness Brewery, after a pint or two, we all were just a wee bit more handsome! And that’s no Blarney! Continue reading

Ruby Grapefruit Basil Martini – Friday’s 5 o’clock Wet Your Whistle Call!

Ruby Grapefruit Basil Martini

I picked up a lovely basil plant at the market yesterday, since the snails gnawed through my last one, and the whole car smelled so fantastic that I just had to find a way to infuse the flavor into a cocktail this week. This is how the process evolved. Continue reading

Pomegranate Daiquiris – Friday’s 5 o’clock Wet Your Whistle Call!

I remember as a kid, riding my bike over to the 7-11 to get a Slurpee. On a hot day it was worth the ride knowing that I would soon be sucking the icy, fruity concoction in through the striped straw, sitting in the shade of our front lawn tree. Makes me happy just thinking back on it. Now that I am all grown up, it doesn’t mean that a Slurpee won’t be that satisfying again, it just means that it has alcohol in it now and I won’t be riding my bike! Continue reading

Iced Mint Green Tea – Friday’s 5 o’clock Wet Your Whistle Call!

We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave! Living in southern California we are used to the Santa Ana winds picking up and making the temperatures spike but this week has been in the high 90’s and the wind has been ferocious! I really needed something to cool things off and this iced tea sounded like just the ticket. With the green tea, mint and honey, it’s down right healthy!  Continue reading

Cucumber Lemonade Cooler – Friday’s 5 o’clock Wet Your Whistle Call!

Arrggh…….it’s income tax time again! I really do hate this time of year! I’d rather have a root canal! The dinning room table and floor are covered with paperwork, all sorted into neat little piles. The calculator is on fire, the spread sheet is starting to fill in, the brain is spinning, I think I’m going to scream! Continue reading

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