Tag Archives: it’s five o’clock somewhere

Kel’s Café Citrusy Champagne Mojitos

  It’s a mimosa. No, wait – it’s a mojito. Actually, it’s the best of both worlds! Champagne is my favorite alcoholic beverage and mojitos are one of my favorite cocktails, so when I saw this recipe for Champagne Mojitos … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktails and Mocktails, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kel’s Old-School Moscow Mule, Perfect for Summer

During our last time in Manhattan, we went to the Russian Tea Room and I was intrigued by what was served in the beautiful, shiny copper mugs. Let’s be honest, even though I bartended for several years, I had never heard … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktails and Mocktails | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Kel’s Homemade Eggnog, White Russian Style

I love this time of year when eggnog finally arrives in the grocery stores, but this year I decided to make my own, after reading all the artificial colorings, flavors, etc. on the side of the carton. Not as convenient … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktails and Mocktails, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kel’s Tart and Tasty Raspberry Lemonade Gelatin Shots

When my sweet niece Mercedes posted a You Tube video of these gelatin shots to my FB page, I knew I had to try them – they were so cute and looked perfect for summer. I mean really, how Martha-Stewart … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Cocktails and Mocktails, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kel’s Berry-Berry Vodka-Inspired Mojito, Perfect for Summer Sipping

If you read my recent Blueberry Bliss blog, here’s how to make my Berry-Berry Infused Vodka as promised, along with a recipe for a great mojito-type cocktail. This is so incredibly refreshing and the mint pairs nicely with the berries. … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktails and Mocktails, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fresh Horseradish Stars in These Bloody Marys. Yes It Does!

In July I posted a blog entitled “Hooray for Horseradish” and mentioned that I would share my recipe for a great Bloody Mary with fresh horseradish. So here it is, and for all of you Bloody Mary aficionados, the horseradish … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktails and Mocktails | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kel’s Cucumber Melon Mojito

I was taking stock of my container herb garden a few weeks ago to see what I needed to replant, and was happy that my mint was coming back quite nicely. That’s a good thing, because my main use for … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktails and Mocktails | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Brandy Alexanders, Two Ways

I had just started working part time at The Pub the first time I heard of Brandy Alexanders. This was back in the mid 1980s, when I was going to Library School at UNC-Ch. Being a student, my tastes and … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktails and Mocktails | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Drink of the Month, December 2012: Belvedere Bleus*

The first time I had a Belvedere Bleu was at Margaux’s Restaurant in Raleigh, and I’m going to give the folks there credit for coming up with the name for this great martini. All that’s in it is Belvedere vodka, … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktails and Mocktails | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Drink of the Month, November 2012: Beaujolais Nouveau

The third Thursday in November marks the worldwide release of Beaujolais Nouveau, a young wine (6-8 weeks old) made from gamay grapes. That’s cool, because now you can have it ready to serve at Thanksgiving. Since Beaujolais Nouveau is so … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktails and Mocktails | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment