Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour

Set out the olive tray, grab some crushed ice. It’s time for a blog party. The kind where we hand you an Old Fashioned as you walk in an offer you a cocktail weenie. There’s pearls and proper ties and a lingering scent of cigars. The music is low and the lights are dim. The hostess still wearing a proper apron. Take yourself back in time and enjoy a Mad Men themed party just in time for the preview. How often do you throw a real knock out of a party any way? What a perfect excuse for a shindig […]

Irish Eyes Cocktail

The thing about a great cocktail is that it should be easy. Real easy. A few simple ingredients in a shaker and strain. Perfect after dinner cocktail. And this particular one is just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. With a touch of mint and some smooth Irish Whiskey this cocktail can take the place of dessert for tonight. (Or go side by side with a scoop of mint ice cream…. if you’re feeling dangerous)… When chowing down on a stout pot pie the other night (stay tuned for the recipe), someone commented that the Irish aren’t known for a […]

Campfire Crunch Cocktail

The 12 Days of Cookies and Cocktails There’s a time and place for getting cozy. I’m talking downright comfy with over-sized sweaters, a crackling fire place and someone to rub noses with. A big throw blanket and some fuzzy socks. Dang, I think I’m starting to talk myself into this.  And here is the perfect cocktail for those cozy nights. A Campfire Crush. With a little Jack Daniels, Kahlua and  cream, this is a sweet sip that will go to your head if you don’t sit back and take it slow. So, grab that book you have been eyeing up […]

New Year’s Eve Bar Tips

Bar Set Up from PasstheSushi.com

Setting up a perfect bar is hard on a budget, but keep one thing in mind – it doesn’t have to be perfect! If your friends were expecting that they should have tried getting into Milk & Honey weeks ago. Now this celebration is about ringing in the New Year with good company and fine times. Here is an easy, classy bar set up that you can put together on the quick and not break your bank over. (No lie though, it’s not the cheapest party you could throw). Put all the fixings out and let people mix their own […]

Painkiller Cocktail

Painkiller Cocktail from PasstheSushi.com

The other day my boyfriend came back from a quick errand all pleased with himself. I was brushing my teeth and he starts hollering to come out and see what he got me. I rolled my eyes and went about brushing my teeth. We’ve been together while, I know his quick trip to the market and liquor store in no way resulted in a present for me. Yet he continues to call for my attention from the hallway. And you know that exact moment when you start to get excited. Like, maybe Handsome really did find something that was perfect for […]

Raspberry Mojitos

Raspberry Mojitos from PasstheSushi.com

Yesterday we decided to ride a grueling 60 mile road ride in 90 degree heat. That means waking up at early on my only day off, gearing up and going for almost 4 hours of constant pedaling. It was a long flat coastal ride (ignore that power plant in the distance) with great company and new friends. But it was long, and I am still new at this. It was long, and at mile 40 I was feeling it and I knew that last mile included a bridge. A big bridge. A bridge that was bigger on the way back […]

Sipping on… Seagram’s Escapes

Tropical Breeze from PasstheSushi.com

It has been a long hard week. One of those crazy work from early til late, get home and more work is still waiting to be done. Wash, rinse, repeat.   You know those days. And as much as I would love to think that this avid food blogger can whip up a meal and a cocktail every single night–even on those busy ones–it just doesn’t happen. Seagram’s Escapes came to the rescue a few nights this week. With fun refreshing drinks, it was a great option to have in the fridge without having to mix something up myself. I […]

Simple Strawberry Margaritas for One

Strawberry Margaritas for One from PasstheSushi.com

This recipe was made for you and those fancy single serve blenders and those late night too long work days packed with more than enough stress. Or maybe a quick drink to serve with individual flair at a small get together… Or just add more of everything, make it by the pitcher and shove some straws in there. Maybe just one straw. (Can you tell what kind of day I’m having… ignoring that this posts at 8 or so in the morning).  As for those individual blenders  I love mine, and use it for everything. I make myself a spinach smoothie almost every […]

Bahama Mama… I think

Bahama Mama via PasstheSushi.com

When it comes to tossing back drinks, I’m never one to get sloppy drunk (except for that once, but the Storm Troopers made me do it) but sipping an occasional cocktail and letting my hair down. Yeah, I am all about that. Especially if be occasional, we mean on a daily basis and if by hair down we mean giggling like a school girl then yes. Exactly. While hanging out at The Guesthouse at Lost River, I figured I’d try something new. Asking the young bartender what he was good at making, he started whipping up what he called a Bahama Mama. I hate a […]

Breakfast Burgers & Bloody Marys


Men, I have a question for you. What did women do that every time you try to compliment a member of the other sex, you have to follow it up with a long explanation or apology? Now, I’m not talking those sleazy low brow attempts that I get while trying to check out at the market. I’m talking about genuine compliments. Today, a male client of mine asked if I lost weight then immediately started to explain that I hadn’t needed to lose weight and wasn’t fat before. This explanation turned into a 5 minute apology, all before I had […]