Easy Wine Cocktail Recipes for an Outdoor Party

Appetizers on wood tray with wine, white wine bottle on ledge, poeple behind

These wine cocktail recipes using CK Mondavi and Family wines, and are not Sangria, which is what most people turn to. They are the best wine cocktails that you should be making at home. So easy for summer and for summer entertaining!     So, this summer is weird. We aren’t traveling, and only seeingRead more

Spring’s Kiss – a 135 East Hyogo Dry Gin Cocktail

light orange cocktail in glass with ice and rosemary

This 135 East Gin cocktail is full of flavor from this small batch dry gin. Made at 135 degrees east longitude from Akashi Meridian, at the Kaikyo Distillery, this Japanese artisan gin is a traditional London Dry Gin mixed with Japanese botanicals. A great small batch dry gin!     It’s almost the weekend –Read more

Balsamic Strawberry Smash

An interesting mix of strawberries and balsamic vinegar!     One of the best things about spring is the first crop of strawberries that hits the stores, when the berries are plump and juicy and super sweet. One of our favorite combinations is combining balsamic vinegar with strawberries into a sweet and sour syrup thatRead more

Rosemary’s Blush – Grapefruit Gin Cocktail

Top shot of gin and grapefruit cocktail with gin bottle

A beautiful gin and grapefruit cocktail with a dash of salt!     With all the beautiful citrus available right now, we keep having to find new ways to use it.  Luckily the drinks that we end up with have some beautiful rich pink colors, which look as amazing as they taste. Hopefully you willRead more

Bourbon Bacon Jam Recipe

Bacon Bourbon Jam, need I say more?!     Every now and then you run across one of those foods that sticks in your brain because it made such an impression on you.  We recently had a meal where this was served as a spread on a charcuterie plate with slices of toasted artisan bread.Read more