i had vieux carre on the brain after our fabulous trip to new orleans. this recipe comes straight from my favorite book of libations, bitters. and it features a local texas bourbon, so that’s cool. honestly, this is pushing the … Continue reading
we fell in love with this tasty bev while celebrating our anniversary and wasted no time figuring out how to recreate it at home. honestly i think we nailed it. the expat is whiskey refreshment with just the right amount of … Continue reading
well after 3 weeks the first batch of homemade bitters is complete! the final step was just adding a bit of sweet (honey for the grapefruit and a rich simple syrup for the orange bitters). we did a little taste … Continue reading
last saturday i completed step two of the homemade bitters experiment and so far so good! they smell amazing and it seems like they’re coming along quite nicely. basically the second step was a lot of straining, a little simmering, and … Continue reading
it’s national margarita day everyone! it’s been one hell of a week and nothing sounds better than exercising my american duty of partaking in alcohol-driven holidays. in the spirit of margaritas, we’ll most likely be stuffing our faces with tex mex tonight as well. here are my favorite spots in town for a marg:
el alma has a great happy hour with a reliable house margarita and a rooftop patio. if you’re looking for something with a little kick to it give their margarita chilanga a try.
trudys will give you the biggest bang for your buck with their mexican martinis. there’s a reason they can only serve two per person – these babies are strong.
and curra’s grill certainly has a strange, yet surprisingly delicious, offering in the form of their avocado margarita.
viva la margarita!
this weekend i took on the task of homemade bitters. believe it or not the hardest part was finding all of the ingredients. central market came through with most of the goods, but the more exotic herbs (gentian root, cassia … Continue reading
last saturday i spent a few hours with the lovely miss julie jones in the name of tasty beverages. we threw on some motown records pulled out all the booze we could find and got to cocktailin’. our first concoction was … Continue reading