Clericó (Sangria Blanco) ~ Friday’s 5 o’clock Wet Your Whistle Call!

It’s HOT in South America! OK, let’s face it, it’s still hot in San Diego! It’s officially the hottest summer on record! I am longing for the cool, crisp evenings of fall and they are just not happening yet. In fact it’s been down right hot for weeks and I can’t get to my fall planting or apple picking. On the other hand I am very grateful to live in a beautiful place where most of the year we have weather you just can’t complain about….but I digress…..Back to South America where it is really hot and humid! There’s nothing more refreshing than an ice cold, fruity beverage to chase away the heat. Continue reading

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

Is chocolate a French creation? Belgium? Mexican? Oh yes it was the Aztecs and Montezuma who figured out how to process the hard little cacao bean into a drink that was believed to give strength, courage, and wisdom to all who drank it. It was also believed to posses rare aphrodisiac powers. Montezuma would have 50 gold goblets full of his beloved chocolate drink each day before he’d make the nightly visits to his harem. A drink surely fit for the gods! Continue reading

Bimini Rum Runners – Friday’s 5 o’clock Wet Your Whistle Call!

When you think of Rum, the Caribbean has got to be your next thought…..unless you are thinking of your rum days back in college! And if you think all rums are created equal, then think again! Caribbean rums range from crisp and complex found in Martinique style rums to the subtly sweet blends of the Bahamas, to the bold, whiskey-like Haitian distillations. Thank you Spain for bringing sugarcane to the West Indies!

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Ultimate Cosmopolitan – Friday’s 5 o’clock Wet Your Whistle Call!

Ultimate Cosmo

Better than Sex and the City Cosmo? Our friends think so and we do too! When Cosmopolitans were all the rage, I asked my husband to mix up a couple for us at home. He came up with one that has so much more flavor, passionate color and taste I won’t even order one in a bar or restaurant anymore because I adore my husband’s Cosmo’s….and him! To say they pale in comparison has a double meaning. Most Cosmo’s are a pale pink color and have, well…what I can only describe as a milder flavor profile and that is how they were intended to be. We like things a little zippier at our house! David’s Cosmo is vibrant, packed with the flavor of cranberry and lime and a beautiful garnet color. All because of a secret, until now, ingredient. Now, that is sexy! Continue reading

Bergamot Bourbon Iced Tea – Friday’s 5 o’clock Wet Your Whistle Call!

Y’all in the south and those of you on the East Coast have a different idea-r about humidity than we do in Southern California but to us, its been humid and hot here lately! Time to take the Lipton Iced Tea Plunge! You know the commercial where you free fall backwards into the swimming pool to cool yourself off? We’re going to do it with an Iced Tea Cocktail instead! Prepare to Plunge!  Continue reading