The Weekend Cocktail: Celebrate with Thanksgiving-tinis!

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY One of my dear mixoligist friends actually makes a “Turkytini” by blending Thanksgiving leftovers and shaking it with vodka and garnishing with cranberry sauce! Kind of crazy to me so here is a cornucopia of my favorite … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Hurricane Relief Flame

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY In honor of all of my East Coast friends who are weathering the storm I found an old cocktail recipe that is fun and festive because you flame it upon serving it. Now that we have had a couple of days of sprinkles in Los Angeles, … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Toast the Vote with The Muddled Rebuttal

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Toast the Vote on Tuesday!

BY GWEN KENNEALLY "Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process." - Hillary Clinton As my close friends and family know I have some very strong political points … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Spook-tacular Spirits for Halloween

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY While the kids are off trick or treating collecting lots of sweets here are some “ spooktacular spirits” for the adults from the mixologists at Total Wine & More.  In addition to the ingredients in the recipes below, … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Celebrate! Jessica and Patrick’s Autumn Wedding Figtini

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Here is a cocktail worthy of any special autumn celebration! When working with clients as a caterer I really try to listen to what needs and tastes they have and create delicious and personal offerings that reflect them to their … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Create a Spa-like Avocado Martini

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Even though there was a hailstorm yesterday in Los Angeles ,the overall weather is late summer and not early autumn. We were at the farmer's market this  past week and the avocados were awesome! It inspired this fun … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Get a Jumpstart Making Homemade Gifts Early This Year

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Yes, I am serious.  Despite the fact that it's fall and over 100 degrees! I love the bountiful autumn harvest, but frankly it is just too darn hot! But the weather does not affect shopping inventory. I was at Costco last … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Pink Lady of the 1940′s (with a splash of music and history)

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY The 1940’s was an era dominated by World War II and a time when women held down their homes and jobs. CBS demonstrated the first color television in New York City, and WNBT in New York City became the country's first regular … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: A Toast to the 30s with a Sidecar

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY After the crazy roaring 20’s and the stock market crash of 1929, the 30’s were all about gangsters (Al Capone), gambling, bootlegging and cocktails!  In his first 100 days in office, Roosevelt launches the New Deal including … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Sangria and Tapas for Easy Entertaining

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Here are some easy fall or back to school entertaining recipes. A light cocktail and some tapas or small bites of food are perfect for a tailgate party or just having some friends over.    While on occasion I enjoy traditional … [Read more...]