This Early American-style Lemon Ginger Shrub is like a Colonial soft drink. Sweetened by sugar and biting with vinegar, this preserve makes for a refreshing (albeit unusual) drink when mixed with club soda or into cocktails.
A signature drink in New Orleans, the Pimm’s Cup is usually a warm weather cocktail. This simple take on the classic drink uses homemade lemon syrup and muddled cucumbers for a refreshing finish.
Whiskey Sours are a serious tradition in my family. For as long as I can remember, my grandfather would make these classic drinks for every holiday or get together we’d have. I’m reasonably certain it was the first cocktail I ever tried, likely given to me when I hit an age where I felt too old for Shirley Temples (little did I know there is no such thing). The drink was handed to me full of bright red maraschino cherries and giant wedges of orange, and was quite likely heavily diluted. It was delicious and citrusy and sweet. When my now-husband Sam came […]
Guys. Do you know what day it is? IT’S NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY! In celebration, I want to share this Spicy Jalapeno Pineapple Margarita recipe with you. It’s hard to explain why this is so exciting to me. Margaritas are a bit of a big deal in our household. The perfect margarita is both sweet and sour, balanced beautifully with a rim of crunchy salt. You can just taste the tequila on the tip of your tongue and the back of your throat – the flavor as well as the burn. One should never quite be enough. We don’t make them […]
It’s been a long rough year for many of us. On a purely individual level, I have to say that my year has been stressful, but overall I have no rights to complain. After a lot of self-reflection and discussion, I left a position as a non-profit event manager this past fall to alleviate some stress and pursue more personal and creative projects (like this one). As I no longer needed to commute into New York City, we also moved out of Jersey City and our home state of New Jersey, choosing to settle in the more affordable and slower-paced suburbs of Wilmington, Delaware. […]
Well, I’d hoped to have this post up before Thanksgiving, but regrettably time has gotten away from me. The move has completely thrown off my planned schedule, but the plus side is that all of that will be done with in about a week and half. Hopefully, you still find these fall event ideas and tips useful during this busy season, and perhaps the Simple Citrus Cider Cocktail will be a welcome relief after a busy day of Black Friday shopping!
The last few months of the year can be an overwhelming time for anyone, let alone an event planner. Professionally, there are so many holidays to take into account between September and January across multiple cultures and traditions, and many are substantial family gatherings as well (which, if you celebrate them yourself, will amount to some level of coordination and stress at a personal level no matter your relationship with said family). But because of all of these holidays, there are also so many ways to celebrate with food, and so many delicious ways to do so. Fall itself, I’d […]