Friday Cocktails

Welcome to Friday Cocktails! Each week I’ll make, photograph and provide recipes for favorite cocktails I love as well as specialty drinks and foods from local establishments. Let me know if you have a favorite you would like to see included and I’ll see what I can do!


Baileys Salted Caramel and Espresso Baked Doughnuts

April 17, 2015

Please don’t yell. I know, I know; it’s cocktail day. But I was stuck in the middle of a dilemma. Where you are it might be sunny and bright and you’re seeing the bounty and beauty of spring. Where I am? Well, yesterday when I started thinking about a cocktail for today, it was snowing. […]


Orange Marmalade Margarita

Orange Marmalade Margarita April 10, 2015

Go on, share all your photos of flowers and tree bursting with blooms. I don’t care. Much. I’m buying blooms so I don’t travel down some rabbit hole of seasonal depression. Sometimes I want to literally sob when I see how gorgeous it is everywhere but Denver. I did not know our seasons would be […]


Strawberry Basil Margarita

Strawberry Basil Margarita March 27, 2015

I know better but I’ve done it again. Eager to have spring start and not content to just buy some basil at the grocery store, I decided to purchase a couple of plants last week and put them into pots and harvest their leaves instead. Then it snowed and night temperatures fell into the 20’s […]


Spiked Bulletproof Coffee

Spiked Bulletproof Coffee March 20, 2015

Have you heard about the craze over coffee with butter in it? It’s a new fad and you know I’m not all that keen on fads. But I was curious so did a bit of research and this is part of a diet? Really? Well son of a gun this warm cocktail kicks that fad […]


Guinness Float with Irish Cream Ice Cream

Guinness Float March 13, 2015

Ready to get your Irish on? Here’s a fun twist that will liven up any party! If you’ve never had a Guinness Float well, I was with you until the other day. It’s been something I’ve wanted to try but still had a bit of trepidation about mixing beer, chocolate and ice cream. I’m not […]


The Perfect Cosmopolitan – A Classic Cocktail

The Perfect Cosmopolitan March 6, 2015

One of the first references to the Cosmopolitan is a gin, Cointreau, lemon, and raspberry syrup mix that was published in 1934 in the Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars 1903-1933. In the 1970’s, the Cosmopolitan that we know today is credited to a South Beach bartender named Cheryl Cook although as is typical with […]


Thin Mint Julep

Thin Mint Julep February 27, 2015

It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time! Not that this news is surprising to anyone I’m sure; it is their time of year to swarm. I do wish the Girl Sprouts (my personal term of endearment) would give us a pin that says, ‘I bought’ much like those we get during an election that say ‘I voted.’ […]


Orange Sunshine Martini

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Seriously this habit of posting late is getting to be a a true habit, good or bad I’m not sure. I just had a moment one day of not wanting to finish a blog post at 9:30pm and that’s how it started. Photos and entire post were postponed for the next morning but then other […]


Spiked Chocolate Espresso Shots

Spiked Chocolate Espresso Shots February 13, 2015

I spotted this recipe on the blog Sidewalk Shoes the other day that is so familiar to me and yet…I’ve never shared it here. Of course that should be no surprise, I would have to be churning out 10 recipes a day to share all that I have in my repertoire so sometimes it’s nice […]


Robert De Niro’s Vodka Martini with a Twist

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My friend Bob and I were sitting around the other day and I was wondering what cocktail to make for Friday Cocktails when he suggested I make his favorite, this Vodka Martini with a Twist. Not being one to upset my pal Bobby, I obliged and was glad I did. I’m not a huge fan […]


Totally Decadent Hot Chocolate with Amaretto

Totally Decadent Hot Chocolate with Amaretto January 27, 2015

It’s Progressive Eats time; when 11 of my food blogging buddies get together with me for our monthly adventure when we share our dishes for a meal with a theme. This month our newest member, Susan Pridmore from the blog The Wimpy Vegetarian, wanted to host a Weekend Ski Party. Of course Susan decided that […]


Blood Orange Cosmopolitan

Thumbnail image for Blood Orange Cosmopolitan January 23, 2015

My apologies and I hope you will forgive me. For what? I lied. When I mentioned last week that the only two things that make me happy in winter were pomegranates and cranberries I made a glaring omission. How could I have forgotten blood oranges? I promise, it was a mistake to have left them […]


Pomegranate Margarita

Pomegranate Margarita January 16, 2015

If pomegranates and cranberries are only synonymous with the holidays I’m in big trouble. I’m still buying them and even more importantly still loving them. They are two of the things I look most forward to each winter; dare I say they might be the only reasons? :) I recently made this Spinach, Pomegranate and […]


Winter Citrus Mojito

Winter Citrus Mojito January 9, 2015

I say I don’t mind the seasons in Colorado but that’s really a bit of a stretch. I LOVE spring through fall; the low humidity and typically pleasant temps make for comfortable days and cool nights in this land at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. But winter is another story. I will suffer through […]


Pomegranate Ginger Sparkler

Pomegranate Ginger Sparkler for New Years Eve December 26, 2014

I could wax poetic about how much I love celebrating New Years but the truth is I’m more like my neighbor Sam. When mentioning  another neighborly get together for New Years we thought a French celebration would be nice and by that I mean on France’s time zone so we can be done by 4pm! […]