It Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without Eggnog

My Papa's Rum-Spiked Eggnog -Papa's Pilar Rum Distillery recently came to Key West. The flavor and nose notes of their dark rum screamed to be added to one of my favorite holiday indulgences, a glass (or two) of thick and creamy rum-spiked eggnog. Papa's Pilar rums are quality, smooth-as-melting-ice cream sipping rums. Normally I wouldn't … Continue reading It Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without Eggnog

Painkiller #5

-The iconic Pusser's Rum Painkiller¬† tropical cocktails are delicious as is but one day I made this no-fat (notice I did not say low calorie!) version and thought it was pretty tasty but be forewarned, just as deadly! Ingredients: 2 oz Captain Morgan Spiced Rum 2 oz. Malibu Rum 1 oz. Patron Citronge Orange Liqueur … Continue reading Painkiller #5

“Put The Lime In The Coconut”

-It is our happy hour and as I start perusing the beautiful liquor armoire that my husband built in lieu of a bar to see what looks good for my daily libation I spot the bottle of Malibu Rum and the limes on the counter for my husband's favorite, Beefeater gin & tonic. Immediately, "that" … Continue reading “Put The Lime In The Coconut”

Grab A Guinness

-Jokingly here, some bartenders refer to a tall glass of Guinness beer as "a Key West breakfast". While I've often been in the mood for a perfectly drawn Guinness, never in the morning:) I not only love its creamy, earthy goodness on its own but, also as a seasoning in cooking and baking. Here's some … Continue reading Grab A Guinness

Rum-infused Horchata

-The latest craze seems to be "Rumchata"-like drinks. Which is a rum-infused Mexican horchata. So if you are craving a sweet libation and like the flavor of creamy rice pudding, this dessert cocktail just might be right up your alley. Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked long grain rice 8 cups warm water 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon … Continue reading Rum-infused Horchata

Brain Freeze Lemonade

Brain Freeze Lemonade On one especially hot afternoon last month in Key West, my husband and I stopped by one of our favorite people-watching haunts, Rick's on Duval Street and imbibed one of their new offerings, a refreshing summer cocktail, a frozen lemonade made with lemon-flavored "Deep Eddy" vodka. Finally, a lemon cocktail that really … Continue reading Brain Freeze Lemonade

Slainte! Happy Memories and Irish Coffee

I've always loved all things Irish from their poetry to Celtic sweaters to Irish food and drink. Even more so when I discovered part of our paternal family roots trace back to the McCormick clan from County Cork. One of my Irish favorites is Irish Coffee. Irish Coffee, also, brings back a flood of fond … Continue reading Slainte! Happy Memories and Irish Coffee

Wicked Good Irish Cream

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups Irish Whiskey 1 cup Heavy Cream 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk 3 Egg Yolks, from pasteurized eggs 1/4 tsp. Chocolate extract Directions: Put all ingredients in a blender or smoothie maker, blend until thoroughly combined, pour into serving pitcher, chill well. Drink this responsibly, it goes down as smooth as a … Continue reading Wicked Good Irish Cream