The Weekend Cocktail: Stella’s Campari Orange Spritzer

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Earlier this week I was getting a mani/pedi and I got to talking to another client, Stella Angelova, the multi-talented  gymnast and choreographer who is owns her own couture design company. As we were being pampered we started … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Bring Forth the Summer Solstice

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This is the time of the rose, blossom and thorn, fragrance and blood. Now on this longest day, light triumphs, and yet begins the decline into the dark. The Sun King embraces the Queen of Summer in the love that is death … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Chocolate Ice Cream Martini

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY June is a fun month of fabulous foodie celebration days. Today just happens to be National Chocolate Ice Cream Day! What a great excuse to create a fun grown up version of a classic chocolate shake! You can add a little whipped … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Very Black Licorice Martini

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY I am always looking for interesting ways to learn create new, fun and exciting cocktails. This week I am inspired by National Licorice Day. A yummy confectionery taken from extract of the licorice plant, licorice contains a … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Chocolate Mousse Cocktail

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It is National Chocolate Mousse Week and I personally can’t think of a better reason to celebrate. I love a great sweet, creamy delicious chocolate mousse! The most elegant one that I have ever had was sprinkled with the French … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Pink Peeps Bunny

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Easter is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate spring. The beauty in the warmer days and the symbolism of rebirth and renewal can be powerful. It is also just plain fun. Any holiday surrounded by chocolate is a great holiday to … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Spring Fling Strawberry Basil Margarita

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This week spring has sprung and as we start preparing for seasonal celebrations the flavors of March are fresh, fragrant and alive.  Enjoy this cocktail with your friends as you bask in the beauty of the garden. … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Luck O’The Irish

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY When Irish eyes are smiling, sure 'tis like a morn in spring. In the lilt of Irish laughter you can hear the angels sing, When Irish hearts are happy all the world seems bright and gay, And when Irish eyes are smiling, sure, … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail

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  BY GWEN KENNEALLY While the east coast and mid-west wait for the first green buds to peek through the snow, March is full of spring hope. In the month of March, we celebrate March Madness, Saint Patrick’s Day, Saint Joseph’s Day, … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Jeweled Crimson Cocktail

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY As I wander around the markets I am beginning to see sure signs that spring is not so far away. I long for the light and pretty tastes that I associate with this time of the year. Blood oranges are among the most abundant … [Read more...]