Thursday, February 27, 2014

Strawberry Thyme Gin Fizz

Strawberry Thyme Gin Fizz

Last year, my good friend Heidi created a line of flavored syrups, called Not So Simple Syrup, and I had the pleasure of trying a few of them.  She and I are bonded in our love of cocktails and natural flavors are important to both of us.  She works with a local bottler and uses only fresh ingredients.  I was impressed the first time I tried them.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Chocolate Hazelnut-tini

There are probably very few treats I love as much as peanut butter.  But chocolate hazelnut spread would come a close second in the 'just hand me a big spoon' category.  I actually grew up eating plenty of it on toast since it was a favorite of my European parents.  But I'm pretty sure they never thought to make a cocktail out of it.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tiramisu Martini

It's a good day when free ice cream shows up in the mail, wouldn't you say?  What happened was that the nice folks at Breyers contacted me to let me know about a new line of Gelato Indulgences coming out this month.  They said there would be Vanilla Caramel, Raspberry Cheesecake, Tiramisu and Triple Chocolate and I said "yum."  Then they offered to send me some to sample, if that was OK with me.  Um...yeah...sure.  I mean, if you insist.