Month: May 2020

Hanging Lantern

Hanging Lantern

One of the ways I find new drinks to add to the blog is by inviting a friend over and letting them tell me what they want. My home bar is usually fully stocked so I can pretty much make anything. Yesterday a friend wanted 

In Defense Of The Moka Pot

In Defense Of The Moka Pot

When I first started this blog I wrote in my bio that I enjoy my daily coffee from my Moka Pot. This device is a stovetop espresso maker that uses pressurized steam to brew the coffee. While a drip machine is popular in most North 

Yellow Bird

Yellow Bird

Two days ago I posted the Paloma, and yesterday I posted The Jungle Bird. The Yellow Bird is another fantastic bird named rum cocktail that makes use of a not so popular tiki ingredient: Galliano. This Italian herbal liqueur is primarily flavored by anise and 

Challah French Toast

Challah French Toast

Last week I posted how to make a traditional Challah Bread, but even then I mentioned one of the best things to do with said bread is make French toast. Pretty much anytime I make fresh bread I save a few slices for the next 

The Jungle Bird

The Jungle Bird

The Jungle Bird is a tiki cocktail that is much easier to make than most. There are only 5 ingredients, and they are usually things most people have in their home bar. I’ve recently started to get more and more into tiki drinks after learning 

Chinese Fried Garlic Pork String Beans (干煸四季豆 )

Chinese Fried Garlic Pork String Beans (干煸四季豆 )

I lived in China for four years, and while I don’t particularly like most Chinese foods there are still a few dishes I absolutely love. I would eat these garlic pork string beans at least once a week. They are the perfect side dish, or 

Paloma

Paloma

The Paloma cocktail is technically a mixed drink in that the traditional recipe only has two ingredients: tequila and Fresca (a grapefruit soda). That makes it basically the Mexican version of a rum and Coke or a vodka soda. However, today is Cinco de Mayo 

Lemon Spaghetti With Prawns

Lemon Spaghetti With Prawns

Lemon Spaghetti is one of my favorite quick pasta dinners to make. It is so refreshing and perfect for an early summer evening. This time I decided to kick it up a notch with some grilled prawns. Now, I left the prawns whole since I 

Star Wars Dalgona Coffee

Star Wars Dalgona Coffee

So about 12 hours ago I mentioned Luke Skywalker’s Blue Milk that today I would be posting TWO Star Wars recipes. The reason being that the second recipe uses the first. I’ve never made a Dalgona Coffee before, and to be honest I didn’t see 

Mon Cheri

Mon Cheri

The Mon Cheri cocktail is, at its root, an Amarena Martini. I am a huge fan of Amarena cherries (more so than even real Maraschino) in drinks and was so happy my local store started carrying them. So on arriving home the first thing I