An espresso martini is fairly easy to make. Shake together vodka, coffee liquor, creme de cacao, and espresso. But if you want a nice thick frothy top to hold a 3 espresso bean garnish, here are a few pro tips to know so that you can call yourself a weekend mixologist.
Bloomsbury Garden Cocktail is a refreshing alcoholic drink brought to you from the Anchor & Den Bar during our trip to Grand Cayman. You can make this effervescently delightful drink and & impress your friends. Made with rosemary infused gin, elderflower liqueur, fig marmalade, and tonic water, this wonderful drink will be your new go-to cocktail.
Blood Orange Vodka Soda is a cocktail we discovered at the movie theater. Yes, I said at the movies. This unique and refreshing drink is a balance of vodka, Solerno blood orange liqueur, elderflower liqueur, and club soda. Check out our recipe write-up for how we discovered it, how to make it, and some pro tips to play with the color and sweetness.
Melomakarona is a Greek Christmas Cookie made with olive oil instead of butter and eggs, and a honey syrup, walnut and cinnamon topping. This holiday cookie is great to make for any of your Christmas and New Year parties, dinners, or gifts to family and friends. Find out how to make the pretty marks on top of the cookies, and what to do with your leftover honey syrup.
Every December I make mom’s old-fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from scratch for family and friends. This year I updated and upgraded this holiday dessert recipe by using pure Vermont maple syrup. The resulting cookie?… Oatmeal Raisin Maple Bourbon Cookies with Maple Glaze. Yes it’s a mouthful to say, but the recipe is easy, and I guarantee these chewy mouthfuls will be a Christmas gift for your taste buds. Learn about quick cooking vs. regular oats, chewy vs cakey cookies, and one of Oprah’s favorite things. And did you know allspice is not a combination of three other spices?
Fig Vodka Martini is a delightful, unique mixture of vodka, triple sec, apple and lime juices, and Navarino Icons Fig Marmalade, but you can use any high quality fig jam or marmalade. If you love figs, you will love this easy cocktail. If you don’t like figs, or think they don’t belong in cocktails, as did I, read on and give it a chance.
Just in time for holiday gift giving! We have the most delicious gourmet gift collections from Hellenic Farms that you (and your favorite foodie) will love. These Greek food gift ideas are the perfect gourmet products that we have carefully selected for the gourmet food lover in your life. Purveyors of the finest Greek gourmet
New gourmet brown butters from Black & Bolyard now available in the Spoonabilities gourmet shop. Find out who is Black & Bolyard, and experience the goodness of brown butter.
Shopping for a foodie this holiday season? We put together a special Holiday Gift Guide for the food lovers in your life. These preferred gourmet collections are the perfect Christmas gift ideas for friends and family who love to entertain, cook, or just love to eat. Whether you’re shopping for your mom, dad, brother or sister, friend, co-worker, favorite hostess, or “secret santa,” we suggest the most delicious collections of French jams, preserves, confits, and spreads from L’Epicurien. Any of these fine gourmet items will delight your favorite foodie!
Welcome Pepperlane Preserves! Now available at Spoonabilities.com, these gourmet jalapeno-based jams use the finest, quality ingredients to create truly the most unique flavors of jalapeno-based preserves that can be enjoyed all year long. Known as the “condiment with a kick,” Pepperlane Preserves are used by fine restaurants, chefs and gourmet cooks all around the world, many who claim that it is their “secret ingredient” for sandwiches, meat glazes, dipping sauces (especially in Asian-inspired dishes), and salad dressings.