My birthday cake... dark chocolate cake w/ dark chocolate & whiskey ganache, finished with homemade vanilla buttercream. Dense & magical!
An herb garden is the perfect inspiration for summer drinks like this simple refreshing lavender lemonade recipe.
Fusilli with prawns in an OUZO and tomato sauce..... Delicious!
10-Second Sangria. Meet your new favorite summer drink.
Sangria Verde made with vinho verde and green fruit.
Chocolate Run & Raisin Slice and How I create the visual illusion of this "floating object" shot.
Warning: For serious chocoholics only.
Frozen mango margarita made with mint-infused simple syrup.
fresh fruit salad with mint & grand marnier
it's high time for a glass (or three) of rosé ... nytimes panel tasted 20 from which to choose...
La Fresa: Tequila infused with fresh strawberries, muddled with a little lime and agave nectar.
The Beer Fashioned: One part old fashioned, the other part beer, the Beer Fashioned is the perfect summer version of the classic cocktail.
cool, refreshing, perfect-for-summer raspberry lemonade
A sexy silky warm chocolate and banana tart from Pierre Herme with a spicy kick.
This is an exxxtreme berry sangria - perfect for a hot summer night. And guess what? It's much easier than you might think!
frozen bloody mary mix ice cubes + vodka + lemon juice = the creativity that is an Inside Out Bloody Mary
vodka + kiwi + cucumber + lime = Kermit in a Shot Glass, apparently a great pairing with Thai food! [photo and recipe by Angelina Santana]
Giving wine coolers back the credit they deserve by making them at home. Classy, not klassy!
Strawberry Mojitos - a refreshing twist off the classic cocktail
Es Timun - Cucumber Limeade.
Two version of Indonesian Cucumber Limeade, with and without lemongrass added
Old Smashioned: Blackberries, Orange Honey Syrup, Rhubarb Bitters, and bourbon.
A peach mojito? Why don't mind if I do!
With vodka as its backbone, this drink combines Campari, limoncello and fresh orange juice for a vibrant sipper.
Perfect chocolatey treat for an Aussie winter and 'Christmas in July'. Fireplace and snuggie optional!
Sake sangria with cantaloupe and strawberries
Strawberry, Rhubarb & Pink Moscato Trifles - light & delicious individual trifles that are so easy to make!
Sangria Blanca: The juicy white peaches and nectarines, along with the strawberries and subtle rose syrup make this drink a celebration of summer.
Chocolate Kahlua Mudslide Cupcakes - with fondant toppers for a Las Vegas-themed wedding shower!
Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes - a perfect dessert for your summer BBQ!
Refashion boring old lemonade with homemade strawberry-basil syrup.
Black Rosemary Fizz: Macerated blueberries and blackberries, with a touch of rosemary simple syrup, make this lemonade the perfect companion for gin.
Pink Tequila: Watermelon, Strawberries, Lime, Agave Nectar, and White Tequila
Raspberry Mojitos - the perfect summer drink