Saturday, October 26, 2013
We are so excited to partner with Smirnoff to bring you our Haunted Halloween Party. Party planning is some of the most fun I will have all season long. To make the party tons of fun and completely memorable I like to simplify the party plan and allow myself plenty of time to mingle and enjoy the event.
Friday, October 25, 2013
The count has been working feverishly on a new potion in his lair in his castle in Transylvania in honor of All Hallows' Eve. He has mastered the perfect creepy blood drips on his cocktail glasses this Halloween, let him show you how. The Vampire's Kiss Martini is sure to 'turn you' with just one sip of this sweet and seductive cocktail.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Saturday is game night around these parts. Spades, Poker, Uno, Skipbo, Rummy and even Farkle or Yahtzee from time to time. I tell ya we are wild and crazy like that! We invite a handful of our best friends over and we catch up over some yummy snacks that I will serve and from time to time our friends will bring our favorite game night treat. Root Beer floats!
A 2 liter bottle of root beer and a 1/2 gallon of ice cream is all it takes to satisfy this crew. But from time to time Chad and I enjoy our favorite root beer float in a grown up version. The Root Beer Float Martini is a cocktail that will wow you and your guests!
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Some of my fall flavors are apples and caramel. I have a ton of favorite apple dishes; savory and sweet. But, caramel... Caramel truly invades my every thought during the fall and winter. Caramel and apple are the perfect combination in desserts.
My brilliant husband has transformed my favorite fall flavors and perhaps my favorite pie into a magnificent cocktail. The Caramel Apple Pie Martini is everything I could ask for in a fall cocktail, all in one glass. The caramel and apple flavors truly come through in this cocktail. It is silky and perfectly balanced with just a little kick to keep you warm.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Hi Slow Roasters! It's Ladies Night. We are in full fall celebration mode and you are invited! Our Nutty Apple Cocktail is just what you need. Smooth and welcoming hazelnut and apple flavors with caramel undertones are wrapped in french vanilla cream to make this a perfect for anytime and every time cocktail.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Can you believe we have been celebrating Ladies Night for 2 years already? It is so much fun to kick back and relax with the ladies, enjoying appetizers, cocktails and treats. Well, here is a throw back for you. One of Chad's first ever cocktail creations just in time for Halloween.
Chad is my amazing husband, blog partner, cocktail maker, photographer and official taste tester here at TSRI. Ladies, he does the laundry too! True story. This weeks Ladies Night is hosted by him. Take it away Chad!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
It's hard to believe that Labor Day is just around the corner. Back to school, birthday 'season' (for my family), and soon it will be Halloween and before you know it... Christmas. Where has the year gone? Labor Day weekend it a great time to kick back and relax. Take a break your have earned it. I mean Labor Day is actually meant to celebrate your social and economic contributions.
Can you think of a better way to toast to your achievements, than with one of these scrumptious Red, White and Blue cocktails? Kick your heals off and pour one tonight!
Thursday, August 15, 2013
I have to admit I am really on a Jack kick. I love the woody, smoky, sour and sweet flavors that come through in Jack's Tennessee Whiskey. Whether we are developing cocktails, main dishes or desserts I have found this whiskey to translate perfectly.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
If I had to describe myself, I would have to say I am not necessarily hip or up to date on the trends. I love the classics. Things that stand the test of time. Classic movies; I love Breakfast at Tiffany's and a gazillion other movies from years ago. Classic music soothes my soul; dare I say I love 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's music. Classic cars... Oh my heavens don't get me started. And of course classic cocktails.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
The Sex on the Beach cocktail makes me think of spring break in Florida. Sunshine, sandy beaches, sun tanning, being young and having fun. I never did make it over to Fort Lauderdale for spring break (where this cocktail was originally created in the late 80's) , but I did make great memories on Fort Myers, Sanibel and Boca Grande beaches, that's for sure!
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Spending time back home in Florida brings certain things to mind. Mom's meatloaf, dad's brichole, lasagna dinner and then certain cocktails. The classic Long Island Iced Tea is one that jumps into my mind. Once upon a time on a beach long ago I enjoyed these fabulous drinks at a ladies night.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
New Orleans boasts fabulous food and cocktails from Lake Ponchatrain to the Mississippi River and every where around and in between. It must come as no surprise that we found the best burger in N’awlins and our favorite cocktail. We are so thrilled to have been invited to New Orleans for a family vacation and so happy to share it with you.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
We have an entire category of cocktails that we call sippin' drinks. They are mostly comprised of cocktails that contain bourbon, cognac, and whiskey. I think of sittin' on the porch swing on a warm summer night sippin' on cocktail. That's a 'sippin' cocktail'!
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Happy Independence Day! I can't believe its July already. Wasn't Memorial Day just a few weeks ago??? hahaha (apparently not)
It is so good to be home and celebrating the 4th of July here in Phoenix with my family. Our plans are to grill up some burgers and watch fireworks. Many will be celebrating this weekend and I am sure you will be looking for the perfect cocktail.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Every 4th of July party needs a little spark. This year along with your fireworks display you can really WOW your guests with some fabulous cocktails. We put together our four favorite cocktails for your party fun.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Last year this time summer was in full swing and we were hanging with my parents. We went to Sedona together and really just enjoyed each others company. It was a fantastic visit. I have a rather large family (not like Duggar large) I mean like Italian size and volume. I do enjoy visiting my whole family in Florida. Even all the volume, kids and drama. Come on with that many people there is bound to be something going on.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Summer is finally here and oh boy, she came with a vengeance. She must of gotten a heads of from Miss Spring that mean Mr. Winter tried to take over her season. Well, I guess 'tried' isn't quite appropriate. Did anyone have spring?
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Nothing says summer quite like fresh strawberries! We can't get enough of them and it is only May. Chad has been working on some summer cocktails for our upcoming get-togethers this season. Light and fresh cocktails are always a hit. An adult beverage with just a touch of spirits is perfect for a family barbecue.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Do you remember those orange creamsicles? Yeah the push pop ones. When I was a kid I loved those (probably would still love them) and they were a fun summer treat. In honor of summer, Chad created a Raspberry Orange Creamsicle Cocktail that tastes exactly like an orange creamsicle with a grown up twist.