5 Ways to Look Like a Bar Genius (Without Really Trying)

Instagram photo sessions showing pristine bar carts, full of gorgeous liqueurs and barware can make anyone feel intimidated. My “bar” has been nothing but a wooden octagonal cabinet that we’ve just stashed our bottles in for years. It was never pretty, but it got the job done. ...more

7 Best Champagne Cocktails

Champagne might seem like an overly fancy drink reserved for New Year’s Eve and weddings, but it’s actually an incredibly versatile sparkling wine that can enhance many cocktails....more


I love coconut. One of my fav things of all time is the pineapple coconut flavored sparkling water from Wal-Mart. I drink it by the gallon. So when I saw the coconut vodka on the shelf I had to buy it.The fact it was a special bottle with an Elvis Presley label on it made it even more enticing.When I think of coconut flavored alcohol I think of fruity, fun, and refreshing. So I decided to pair it with diet V- 8 Splash Tropical Blend and pour it over frozen mango chunks.I used 1 part vodka to 2 parts juice....more

Mango Moscato Slushie

My 25th wedding anniversary is just around the corner.25 years married to my best boyfriend ever!  ...more

Blood Orange Gin & Tonics

This Blood Orange Gin & Tonic is such a bright spot. It always reminds me that Spring is real and it is coming. It’s quite tart which is my go-to cocktail profile but also has some sweetness from the blood orange to round it out. ...more

Yum Yum Shrimp Cocktail


Nuts and Berries Cocktail

I don’t remember how, but Zach discovered this nuts and berries cocktail while we were in college and it’s one of his favorite things. (In fact, most of his favorite cocktails involve milk or cream, somehow.) It’s easy to make and it doesn’t require much alcohol, so you’ll get more for the money you spend.It’s also quite tasty....more

How to...Cocktails on the Down Low

   Cocktails can sometimes be a little tricky to drink and serve in public places.  If it is a pre-symphony “wine and cheese on the lawn” kind of thing then you will be fine and the sounds of your martini shaker will draw envious oohs and ahhs from neighboring picnickers.    If your alcohol consumption needs to be low key, I recommend an old favorite drive- in movie theater trick…premix your cocktails at home and then transfer t...more

Has “Mad Men” Brought Back the Romance of the Cocktail?

By Audrey van Petegem, Senior EditorIf you are a fan of the Mad  Men show, then you know that the era’s drink of choice was the cocktail – and not just one… Set in the 60′s in NYC, the era romanticized the Rat Pack’s image of a bottomless drink and a smoke, a vice for each hand....more

Quick & Simple Margaritas

Enjoy a quick and simple Margarita! Just pour tequila over lemon or lime sorbet! How great this would be for a picnic or the beach?! - TIP TESTED: SUCCESS! For more quick and simple TIPs, visit www.onetipsychick.com ...more