Dark Cherry Italian Sodas

By Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Non-alcoholic beverages for the win! I've had to get creative with this whole pregnancy thing. I've mentioned my obsession with SanPellegrino, but a few weekends ago I was craving something a little more... complex. I love making cocktails at home with My Other Half, and I've been ...

Sahlab (Creamy, Hot Middle Eastern Drink)

By Thursday, November 26, 2015

You might be wondering - what the heck is sahlab? I thought the same thing when a friend of mine, Evelyn, contacted me and asked me to try it out. For one of her classes at Carleton University, she and some classmates launched a non-profit online store, ...

Grapefruit Spinach Smoothie

By Wednesday, September 9, 2015

I'm all about smoothies this week! Last weekend I realized I was just not eating enough fruits and veggies. After a trip to Pure Kitchen for lunch (which I adored - had the layer dip, mystical bowl and champion juice) I vowed to have a smoothie ...

Spicy Grapefruit Margaritas

By Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Ummm these are ridiculous. Ridiculously DELICIOUS! I love grapefruit. In fact, it's probably my favourite fruit. I love grapefruit-flavoured everything, from cocktails to candy. I even cut up grapefruits like an orange. I cringe when I see people who put extra sugar on them (i.e. my whole ...

Green Melon & Lychee Martinis

By Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I need a drink today.   Thankfully it’s hump day! But I’ll still need a drink to get through the day. Mostly because I (sadly!) have re-injured my hamstring, and my half-marathon training is definitely going to be affected. So I’m bummed about that. I fall off ...

Candy Cane Vodka

By Friday, December 20, 2013

I made vodka. Okay, well not really, but sort of. Every year, The "Unputdownable" Book Club does a Christmas gift exchange. You know, the game where everyone brings a wrapped gift and then steals them from each other? So. much. fun. It's actually one of my favourite ...

Old Fashioned Cocktail

By Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Let’s talk about my obsession with bourbon. I’m not sure when it started, but it was definitely around the time I started watching Mad Men last year. Don Draper had me at hello. And, wanting to be super cool like him, I started asking My Other Half ...

Wasabi Caesars

By Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Friday. You're welcome. I have zero idea what I would do if I lived in the States and couldn't get Clamato juice. Like honestly, how could I exist with caesars? Personally, if I can toot my own horn here, I like my own caesars. I made ...

Lychee Martinis

By Wednesday, October 23, 2013

This was the first alcoholic drink I ever had. At least I think it was. It also might have been a cosmopolitan. Can't quite remember. Anyway, I think we can safely say my first lychee martini was quite a while ago. Like, pre-legal drinking age. Unless you're ...

Homemade Sweet Chai Tea

By Friday, October 11, 2013

Confession: I absolutely love Starbucks’ Tazo Chai Lattes. I’m assuming I’m not the only one. Which is why, for my Stella & Dot party, I set out to make my own. With the chilly weather rolling in (it’s under 10 degrees when I wake up in the ...

Two-Ingredient White Sangria

By Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sometimes, I make recipes up. On the fly. Ok, that's a lie. I do it more than just "sometimes". Particularly with drinks. And I label anything and everything "sangria", as you discovered in this post. I served this particular wine beverage at book club slumber party (photos taken ...

Pink Sangria

By Wednesday, August 21, 2013

What's the definition of sangria? Because I call any wine/fruit juice mixture sangria. And I'm sure that's not technically right. But it's what I do. And because I'm really only a red wine drinker (I pretend to enjoy white and rose, but I really don't get it ...

Watermelon Margaritas

By Friday, July 12, 2013

You know how the saying goes: "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade"... Well, when life gives you a gigantic watermelon... make watermelon margaritas! Obviously. But actually, after my girlfriends and I finished the 5k Barrhaven Run for Rogers House (all of us beating our times from last ...

Sparkling White Sangria

By Friday, July 5, 2013

Hot days call for cold drinks. It's not rocket science. I wish the weather was better in Ottawa these days...but it's not. So when we get a hot, sunny Saturday, we milk it for all it's worth. That means good tunes, cocktails and an unputdownable book. We ...