Herradura Tequilas

I rarely pass up an offer to test premium spirits, and when asked if I’d like to try Herradura Tequilas I jumped at the chance. Founded in 1870, Casa Herradura is the world’s only remaining tequila producing hacienda, still harvesting agave by hand and estate bottling each batch using the same traditional methods they began […]

Champagne Mint Julep

Tomorrow is the Kentucky Derby and what better way to celebrate the “Race to the Roses” than with a Mint Julep! Mine features Four Roses Kentucky bourbon, and it absolutely sparkles with the addition of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne! The traditional Mint Julep is easy to make with bourbon, sugar, mint, and water, but it tastes so […]

Two Classic Cocktails Featuring Carpano Vermouths

Trendy drinks come and go, but classic cocktails stand the test of time. One of the most distinguished classics, the Manhattan, originated in New York City in the 1860’s-70’s. Though there are several common variations, the classic recipe is made with American rye whiskey, Italian sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters, and a maraschino cherry. I’ve made […]

A tropical breeze

I’m surrounded by a sea of turquoise water, the sparkling bluish green revealing gem-like corals and a parade of colorful fish darting about only inches beneath the shimmering surface. Some even surface for a gulp of air. As I wander along a deserted stretch of white sands, I notice there are no ships in sight; […]