Dazzling Drinks | The Daily Dish - Part 3

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Best Margarita Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

2 Comments | Written on May 3, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

How great is it that Cinco de Mayo is on a weekend this year?  If you ask me, it’s time to start mixing the margaritas right now!  Today I have assembled 10 of the best margarita recipes I know.  Some are on the rocks, others are blended.  Pick your favorites and get ready for a fiesta this weekend!

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Tropical Pink Sangria Recipe

No Comments | Written on April 18, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

This time of year is my absolute favorite in Southern California.  The sun is shining, there is a light breeze in the air, and it isn’t too hot outside just yet.  Days like today all I want to do is sit out on the patio and sip a glass of perfectly chilled rosé wine.

Every once in a while I like to have a little fun and turn a bottle of white zinfandel or rosé into Pink Sangria.  This sangria recipe has a tropical twist that is easy to make and even easier to sip and enjoy!

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Bellini Recipes

3 Comments | Written on March 29, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

I love entertaining at home, but no one wants to be stuck playing bartender all night.  That’s why one of my go-to solutions is setting up a DIY “Bellini Bar!”  I have three different bellini recipe ideas here, but you can get creative with your favorite fruit flavors.

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Top 13 Mexican Recipes

2 Comments | Written on March 14, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

Since the recipe contest theme this week is Mexican (and a huge hit so far, by the way!) I wanted to do a roundup of some of my favorite Mexican-inspired recipes from The Daily Dish.  Take a peek and be sure to enter your Best Mexican Recipe Ever in the contest this week!

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A Drink with George Clooney…

No Comments | Written on February 26, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Let me tell you about the time I had a drink with George Clooney!  Well, kind of…

This Sunday I had the honor and privilege of covering the Academy Awards from backstage in the press room at the Dolby Theatre.  What a night!  My favorite part was seeing the winners, walking in with their Oscar in hand, simply glowing.  We are able to ask them a few questions before they are whisked back to their seats or off to an after party.

The show concluded with Best Picture to “Argo.”  This meant, in mere moments, Ben Affleck and George Clooney would soon be within arms reach of my seat in the front row of the press room.

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The Little Black Dress Cocktail

No Comments | Written on February 7, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

The “Little Black Dress.”  Every woman has one in her closet.  It’s that perfect go-to outfit that can be dressed up or down for just about any occasion.  Get ready, because the winner of our Best Cocktail Ever contest is the “little black dress” of spirited drinks!  It’s gorgeous, tastes great and easy to prepare at a moments notice for any party.

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Pomegranate Margarita

3 Comments | Written on December 28, 2012 at 12:00 am , by

Throughout history, the pomegranate has been a symbol of health, fertility, and rebirth.  Sounds like the perfect fruit to ring in the New Year!  The complex, sweet yet tart taste and seductive ruby red color also make the pomegranate a wonderful fruit for cocktails.

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Extra Special Holiday Drink

No Comments | Written on December 11, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

If you are looking for an extra special holiday drink recipe this year, you have to try this martini!  It’s called the “Cranberry Merry Christmas Sipper” and this outstanding mixed drink won over the judges in our recent “Holiday Drink” recipe contest.

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Spiced Wine Mix

2 Comments | Written on December 7, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

If you love cool, fruity sangria in the summer, you will love sipping a warm cup of spiced wine in the winter!  It is easy to make and  great for a party.  Let me show you how to make Spiced Wine!

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Thanksgiving Cranberry Cocktail

11 Comments | Written on November 16, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

Dazzle your guests this Thanksgiving with a sparkling cocktail!  While you are finishing up last minute touches on the big meal, your guests will love sipping this delightful drink.

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