Because of the popularity of the Harry Potter books and movies, a lot of products are being named after the characters and places in the story. I'm not exempt from the mindset -- I did name my fried wontons Gringott's money bags after the goblin-owned and … [Read more...]

Boa idéia caipirinha


I almost forgot to post this as a recipe entry. Speedy mixed these drinks over a month and a half ago but, at the time, the amazing color of the drink inspired me to write an essay that had nothing to do with cocktail drinks. This cachaça-based drink is a … [Read more...]

Blue Curaçao

Blue Curaçao is made with laraha which, in a nutshell, can be described as an orange that grew the wrong way. No, the fruit isn't blue. The liqueur is artificially colored. … [Read more...]

Something with Blue Curaçao in it

It was cold, it was delicious and I'm pretty sure that there's Blue Curaçao in it -- I'm not aware of any cocktail mixer than can turn a drink into that hue. But Speedy forgot to tell me what the drink is called and what other things went into it. He did … [Read more...]

Blue-eyed blonde


Cocktail drinks have such interesting names. I mixed these blue-eyed blondes yesterday while preparing dinner, gave one glass to Speedy and the drink turned out to be so potent that I wondered afterward if I should have used shot glasses instead of tall … [Read more...]