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Egyptian Karkade – Hibiscus Iced Tea Recipe

Egyptian Karkade – Hibiscus Iced Tea Recipe

The first time I tried Egyptian Karkade (Kehr-kih-deh) or Hibiscus Iced Tea, I was staying at a hotel in Egypt. Like many hotels in places with warm climates, the hotel lobby featured complimentary cool beverages. Instead of the usual water or lemonade that a lot of places offer up to their sweltering guests, hotels in Egypt … Continue reading

Fresh Squeezed Old Timey Lemonade

Fresh Squeezed Old Timey Lemonade

Once I get a glimpse of summer approaching, I tend to start having these fantasies where I’m sitting in a rocking chair on a wrap-around porch attached to some country home. In my hand is, naturally, a mason jar filled with fresh squeezed lemonade that I sip in between nostalgic mutterings about how when I … Continue reading

Every Beet of My Heart – Tequila Cocktail

Every Beet of My Heart – Tequila Cocktail

A little while ago, my wife and I went out with a couple of friends to a restaurant in Providence, RI called Broadway Bistro (review coming soon). At that restaurant I tried a drink that they called the “Just Beet It,” which is a great pun using the refrain from the immensely famous Michael Jackson … Continue reading

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup Recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup Recipe

Whenever fall rolls around the need for pumpkin and pie spices takes over the general populace. Many of us rush over to our favorite coffee shop to spend an absurd amount of money for a Pumpkin Spice Latte or some other pumpkin-related beverage. Well, I was sick of my pumpkin addiction burning a hole in … Continue reading

Tequila Summer Shandy

Tequila Summer Shandy

Ever since my first trip to Paris with my buddy, Dirty, I always thought the idea of tequila flavored beer was just wrong. Mostly, this was due to purchasing a single can of “Desperados – Tequila Flavored Beer,” from a convenience store in Paris. Needless to say, that decision was a regrettable one; however, I … Continue reading

The Common Dawn Apéritif (Modified)

The Common Dawn Apéritif (Modified)

I went over to my friend, AmasianV’s place one summer afternoon because I was in the area. He was just hanging out instead of working on his PhD thesis, but that was fine with me because I got to reap the benefits of his somewhat new-found hobby of mixing cocktails at a moment’s notice. This … Continue reading

The Pink Martinez (Gin Martini)

The Pink Martinez (Gin Martini)

On Saturday night, my friend “Double Down” and his girlfriend, Marisela, had a housewarming party to celebrate the purchase of their new condo. They provided us with some great food and drink with a lot of Mexican flair even though it was President’s Day weekend. We ate marinated pulled pork soft tacos, chips with fresh … Continue reading

Vodka Cucumber & Lime

Vodka Cucumber & Lime

I first had a variation of this drink called the “Cool Hand Cuke,” at the Ashmont Grill in Dorchester, MA.  I then tried a much sweeter version called a “Dead Rise” at Legal C Bar in Dedham, MA.  Lastly, while waiting for the rest of my party to arrive at Fugakyu in Brookline, MA (that’s … Continue reading