Fire and Oak Grill…Jersey City

At the most inopportune time, I’ve gone out of town for what could be a life changing opportunity (more on that later), and as usual, I set out from my hotel, on foot, to find a Taphaus that should have been, according to Google maps, an 11 minute walk. However, I’m a Florida girl and…

Innovation & Celebration: Cigar City & Perrin Brewing Collaboration

Cigar City Brewing’s Jai Alai Produced in Comstock in Celebration of Collaborative Partnership Partnership, innovation and celebration are all terms that come to mind when discussing the latest collaboration between Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing and Comstock’s Perrin Brewing Company, a Michigan brewed Jai Alai IPA. Born out of the desire to celebrate this partnership, this…

Cigar City Brewing Releases 2017 Distribution Calendar

Cigar City Brewing has released its 2017 Distribution Portfolio filled with CCB fan favorites and exciting new additions, and we couldn’t be happier! The calendar includes: Cores, a Nitro Series, and Special Releases, beginning in January with the Nitro Series release of El Coco Coconut Flan Ale (YES, PLEASE!!!) and the Special Series release of White Oak…

Santa’s Evil Bloody Mary

In honor of National Bloody Mary Day and the end of winter break, I’ve decided to share the most evilicious Bloody Mary recipe I’ve ever created.  Using Bloody Mary mix from our friends at Stirrings and my love of spicy ingredients, I’ve made a Bloody Mary that is anything but mild and everything but tame….

Celebrating with Holidays Cape Cod Cranberry Sangria 

Since I’ve been of legal drinking age, I’ve loved sangria…Red sangria, white sangria, fruity sangria, dry sangria. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever had a sangria that I didn’t love. So, when it came time to create a beverage using Cape Cod Select Frozen Cranberries, making a sangria was the natural choice.  1 (750ml)…

Holiday Cocktails with Stirrings Mixers

As the holidays are quickly approaching, many of us will be hosting or attending holiday parties, and whether we are the hosts or the guests, sometimes holiday get-togethers can get a bit monotonous..same people, same food, same drinks…blah blah blah. So here’s an idea…let’s try something new!  Let’s mix up some new cocktails with holiday…

Best Beer Finds of Summer 2016

I make it my mission to find an interesting, different, possibly new to the market beer (sometimes wine) that I can enjoy while I float.

Sunset Wine-tini with CK Mondavi Wine (recipe)

This summer has been all about adventures. From Guinness in Dublin to Watermelon Punch in St. Pete and Mango Cocktails in St. Augustine, no summer would be complete without a trip to the beaches of Southwest Florida. The sunsets over the Gulf are epic and the inspiration for an unforgettable wine cocktail. 1 bottle CK…

Coco Mango Cocktail with CK Mondavi Wine

Before we go camping, we always stock the travel trailer with lots of cocktail mixing ingredients. However, no matter how big our trailer is, with 2 kids, 2 dogs, and all their crap, storage is scarce, so I have to be strategic in my cocktail recipe planning. Oh and did I mention that I don’t…

Poolside Watermelon Punch with CK Mondavi Wine

Every summer, my husband and I create a new summer cocktail that we can take to the pool or even to the beach.  Most years, our cocktail is rum and fruit punch based.  This year, with the help of CK Mondavi wines and their cocktail challenge, our summer cocktails will be wine based. The first…

Day 2: #BBC16 Where Food & Beer Met

As a food competitor and blogger, I love a food and beer pairing, which is what yesterday was all about. And as a teacher, I love a good field trip, and yesterday combined it all…food, beer, and field trips! Lunch For our first field trip of the day, MillerCoors and World of Beer shuttled us…