Cocktails
Cucumber Cilantro Tonic

Cucumber Cilantro Tonic

Now, more than ever, self-care is so important! My Cucumber Cilantro Tonic will make you feel like you're having a day at the spa, with an added splash of tequila 😉. There's something about the blend of cucumber, lime juice, and cilantro that puts my whole body at...

Kumquat Bellini

Kumquat Bellini

Kumquats are a seasonal fall and winter fruit but many of us never use them in cooking! What do you do with them anyway?  I’ve developed these recipes that I know you’ll love. This grape-sized fruit is in the citrus family.  They have a hint of sweetness. You can eat...

Manhattan with Spiced Brandied Cherries

Manhattan with Spiced Brandied Cherries

On a cold winter night, what could be better than sitting by the fire drinking a Manhattan with spiced brandied cherries? My hubby and I love classic cocktails, but of course I put in a twist by making my own brandied cherries. You can of course go buy some, but I...

Chocolate Peppermint Martini

Chocolate Peppermint Martini

Chocolate Peppermint Martini 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted (you can do this in the microwave or use a double boiler)½ cup peppermint candy, crushed in a food processor or crushed in a Ziplock bag with a mallet4 oz. Peppermint Schnapps4 oz. Godiva Chocolate...

THE FLIRTING WITH FLAVORS MANGO-RITA

THE FLIRTING WITH FLAVORS MANGO-RITA

Have you ever had a drink at a bar and desperately wished you could make it at home? I do all the time! The good news is that restaurant-quality drinks are not something you can't make at home. I've learned that most bartenders are fabulously helpful in telling you...

PERFECT POMEGRANATE MARTINI FOR THE HOLIDAYS

PERFECT POMEGRANATE MARTINI FOR THE HOLIDAYS

You all know how much I LOVE to entertain, but this time of year is a little extra special. I shift into high gear and go all out with my gold decor and menu planning! For those of you looking to entertain for the holidays, I always recommend coming up with a...

Pear and Ginger Martini

Pear and Ginger Martini

A Delicious Seasonal CocktailGinger and pear—a quintessential fall flavor combo—make this drink sweet and slightly spicy. A touch of elderflower liqueur (St. Germaine) adds the perfect floral undertone. Feel free to add more or less simple syrup depending on how sweet...

HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT BLOODY MARY

HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT BLOODY MARY

A Bloody Good SeasonIt’s Bloody Mary season for me. I don’t drink them in the summer. Do you? In the summer I want something more refreshing. But in the fall, when I’m brunching with my friends and family, I love nothing more than starting the meal off with this...

FLIRTING WITH FLAVORS WHITE WINE SANGRIA

FLIRTING WITH FLAVORS WHITE WINE SANGRIA

Nothing says summer like white wine sangria! Over the years I've perfected this recipe. It's fruity, fresh and has just the right kick!   Flirting With Flavors White Wine Sangria 1 bottle pinot grigio 2 shots orange liqueur 2 shots brandy 1 kiwi, peeled and...

QUICK CIDER-MULLED WINE

QUICK CIDER-MULLED WINE

Don't you love a recipe that's so simple? And you can make it ahead of time to serve big groups—or just to have enough in your fridge to get you through a cold snap.   Mulled Apple Cider Wine is so fragrant that it'll leave your whole home in the perfect state...

FRESH WATERMELON MARGARITAS

FRESH WATERMELON MARGARITAS

You can't have a great party without great drinks! These Fresh Watermelon Margaritas are summer in a glass! This recipe is easy to make into large batches and you can easily omit the alcohol for any teetotalers. Easy Homemade Mint Syrup The Freshest Watermelon Juice!...

Strawberry & Mint Moscow Mule

Strawberry & Mint Moscow Mule

It’s full on summer, which means hot and sultry here in NYC. This heat reminds me of Texas, but it wasn’t this humid in Wichita Falls. Although, I do remember plenty of days when the thermometer spiked to 100 and above! It’s on these hot summer days that I want...

Get Your Bubbly On with My Pomegranate Orange Fizz!

Get Your Bubbly On with My Pomegranate Orange Fizz!

It’s that time of year!  Yes to the Holidays! Yes to entertaining with style and pizazz! Yes to celebrating with ease! One of the tricks I always use is to make a signature drink. It’s so impressive when your guests walk in the door to hand them a cocktail that is...

WATERMELON SPLASH!

WATERMELON SPLASH!

Hello people! Summer is upon us! My favorite time of year.  What better way to kick off the season than with a refreshing and beautiful drink! Who doesn't love watermelon and especially with vodka in it?? This cocktail is so refreshing infused with mint and basil and...

Raspberry Sparkler

Raspberry Sparkler

  Raspberry Sparkler 1/2 pint raspberries 1 tablespoon sugar 1 bottle of Prosecco or Champagne In a bowl add raspberry and sugar Muddle the raspberry for two minutes until broken down Let the raspberry sit for 10 minutes Strain the raspberry through a fine...

SPICE UP YOUR HOLIDAY WITH MY SPECIAL HOLIDAY SANGRIA!

SPICE UP YOUR HOLIDAY WITH MY SPECIAL HOLIDAY SANGRIA!

As you know I am always looking for new ways to take entertaining to another level.  When I found Fruzen Ice and these imaginative ice cubes, it filled a lot of my criteria for spicing things up. These ice cubes can be filled with anything that you can imagine from...

Pineapple Mango Punch

Pineapple Mango Punch

Everyone has one memory or another involving punch. I know I have a few! Whether it was from your first mixer, getting in trouble for spiking the punch at your prom, or hosting your first cookout, the punch bowl is a cornerstone of warm weather memories. On that note-...

FWF‘s SIGNATURE HOLIDAY COCKTAIL

FWF‘s SIGNATURE HOLIDAY COCKTAIL

Besides elegance, great food, and plenty of fun, Flirting with Flavors parties all have one thing in common: a signature cocktail! Signature cocktails are fantastic---they give the evening a special touch that everyone remembers. Since the holidays are all about...

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