Pineapple Mojito Sorbet

Pineapple Mojito Sorbet

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Dessert Drinks, Rum, Tequila | One Comment

Guess the Secret Ingredient I like to play “guess the secret ingredient” when I serve dessert. I used to do this with my sister when we were kids, but my intentions were much more dark. Don’t worry. I don’t do that anymore. But I do still like to make things that have unexpected ingredients. This ...

The Bushwacker

The Bushwacker

“You should have a bushwacka! That’s a reeeal mon’s drink,” said the bartender. He let the words hang there like a dare. Well. I guess that’s that. I’ll have one.

How to Make Irish Cream

What are you doing on St. Patrick’s Day? We’re making homemade Irish Cream…

2007 Rudolf Müller Eiswein (Ice Wine)

2007 Rudolf Müller Eiswein (Ice Wine)

Posted by on Mar 3, 2010 in Dessert Drinks, Wine | No Comments

The thaw is here. And it couldn’t come any sooner. I am more than ready to toast the beginning of the end of this icy season by opening a bottle of Rudolf Müller Eiswein and munching on crostini with my sweetie.

Electra California Orange Muscat Wine 2007

Posted by on Dec 30, 2009 in Dessert Drinks, Wine | No Comments

After the holidays, my house was in desperate need of an overhaul. But after hours of scrubbing, sweeping, mopping and dusting, I was in desperate need of some relaxation. Thank goodness for Sally, who had given me a bottle of California Orange Muscat wine and a 70% cocoa dark chocolate bar.

Canadian Coffee

Canadian Coffee

Posted by on Dec 10, 2009 in Dessert Drinks, Holiday Drinks, Whiskey | No Comments

If we weren’t so full, I’d choose heat spiced cider in the teapot and then spike each steamy cup with the leftover Applejack or rum. But G is already grinding the French roast and I know what he has in mind — four hot cups of Canadian Coffee. Oh yeah.

Tokyo Fog

Tokyo Fog

Posted by on Nov 5, 2009 in Dessert Drinks, Whiskey | 5 Comments

Planning for the holidays is fun, and one drink that friends inevitably request at the end of an evening is a dessert drink — a creamy, decadent truffle in a glass. What we discovered is no ordinary Mud Slide kind of cocktail.

Blandy's Rainwater Madeira – Dessert Wine

Posted by on Nov 4, 2009 in Dessert Drinks, Wine | No Comments

Halloween candy becomes a sculptural medium–and an inspired accompaniment to this Portuguese Madeira wine. Lucky me.

2004 Robert Pecota Moscato d'Andrea and Apple Pie

Posted by on Sep 23, 2009 in Dessert Drinks, Wine | 2 Comments

As I was driving through my neighborhood streets with their canopies of oaks and elms, I noticed the twinge of autumn colors beginning to appear on the leaves. The hints of orange, red, and yellow inspired a craving for one of the best things about a Minnesota fall … apple pie. And crisp Moscato dessert wine.
Heres a great way to celebrate autumn: A slice of pie with a glass of Moscato….

Buffalo’s Milk Cocktail

We sailed across the Pacific, winds at 30 knots, two kids securely wrapped in life jackets and their mothers’ arms. Angled and windblown, the journey was pure anticipation — for the island, for dolphins and whales, and for Buffalo’s Milk.