tropical-suburban-sunset

Tropical suburban sunset

Naming cocktail drinks can be a headache. The easiest technique is to simply enumerate the ingredients, but 3 fruit juices + silver tequila = delicious cocktail drink doesn't exactly inspire name recall.So, I christen this drink tropical suburban sunset. Two reasons. … [Read more...]

watermelon-punch2

Watermelon punch

It's a cool day, the girls are back in their condo, it's time to unwind adult-style. Lunch was something that Speedy and I like (the girls tend to monopolize the choice of meals when they're home and I'm such an indulgent dolt, so...) -- stewed mongo (mung beans) and … [Read more...]

coctel-adelita

Coctel Adelita

It kicks. Seriously. Five shots of tequila and one shot of Kahlua, and, well... it should kick. It's a good thing that I took photos before I downed the glass of Coctel Adelita. If I had insisted on sampling it before taking the photos, I might have had a serious case of … [Read more...]

margarita

In search of the real margarita

I'm a mojito girl. After my UP Law class held a reunion / testimonial dinner a year and a half ago, in some of the photos that came out on Facebook, I was referred to as "that mojito chick." But long before I was introduced to mojito, I was in love with the margarita. … [Read more...]

tequila-cranberry-cocktail

Tequila cranberry cocktail

If you're looking for the easiest cocktail drink recipe ever, you just found it. Two parts tequila plus five parts cranberry juice plus ice cubes. But, surely, there's a recipe worth writing or, at the very least, a few tips here and there? Well, yes, sort of.First, … [Read more...]

pineapple-margarita

Pineapple margarita

If you're a long time reader, you'd know that my family never prepares a traditional noche buena. We stay away from "traditional" dishes because those retailers with no conscience always jack up the prices even when the supply can outlast the demand. Except once during the … [Read more...]

watermelon-agua-fresca

Watermelon: from agua fresca to margarita

We've been making watermelon smoothies forever. In fact, the very first recipe in the "Drinks" category was the watermelon smoothie. It was updated in September 2010 when my daughter, Sam, made a picture pretty pitcher of her version. It was after that September 2010 update … [Read more...]

mango-margarita

Mango Margarita

It looks like the monsoon season is early this year. La Niña, they say. So, before the time of the mango ends, I want to enjoy them to the hilt in as many ways as I can. Philippine mangoes (or Manila mangoes, as they are known abroad) are incomparable, after all. Or … [Read more...]

long-island-iced-tea

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 tea is made from brewed tea leaves or powdered … [Read more...]