Lime, rum and basil cocktail

I've had this basil-vodka gimlet recipe on my Bookmarks bar for so long. I waited until our lime tree started bearing fruits again (it doesn't during the summer) then I waited until the limes were ripe enough to pick and … [Read more...]


Sam’s rum, lychee and lemon cocktail

The recipe was born as an afterthought. Sam loves lychees -- canned, for convenience -- and her favorite thing to do with them is to make a lychee smoothie by roughly pureeing the fruits in a blender along with the syrup, … [Read more...]


Iced tea mojito

You can prepare this drink in two ways -- as a cocktail drink or as a non-alcoholic iced beverage. If course, the non-alcoholic version won’t be a anything similar to a mojito and you can call it anything you like. Like … [Read more...]


Passion fruit mojito

Yesterday, at the grocery, we were at the juice aisle choosing fruit juices that we could use for mixing cocktail drinks. Speedy got a cranberry juice while I chose passion fruit juice. I think he asked how I would use it, I … [Read more...]


Banana daiquiri

After mixing Ina Garten's version of the most complex drink in the world, Speedy shifted to a cocktail drink that uncomplicated as it is sweet. I'm talking about daiquiri. We've had daiquiri with strawberries, kiwis and even … [Read more...]


Long Island iced tea

Strange that this drink is called iced tea when there is no tea in it. Some say it is because it tastes similar to iced tea but I beg to disagree. Long Island iced tea tastes nothing like the common iced tea whether the iced … [Read more...]


Hot buttered rum with vanilla ice cream

Essentially a toddy, a drink made with hot water and sugar, hot buttered rum is a cold-weather drink often associated with the Christmas holidays. Very aromatic with the addition of grated nutmeg and cinnamon, the drink must … [Read more...]


Cajun coffee

In trying to learn the origin of this recipe, specifically, why mixing molasses with coffee would characterize it as "Cajun", I found out that there is a distinction between Creole and Cajun cooking. From Ochef: In broad … [Read more...]


Piña Colada

On my first day in college, I sat at a desk where someone had carved a phrase about liking piña colada and getting caught in the rain. The phrase was probably carved during one of those boring lectures in Math or … [Read more...]