The Weekend Cocktail: The Lemon Drop Martini

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Lemons are so abundant in Southren California that I am making lemon pasta, lemon chicken, lemon crème brulee and I am even making lemon drop cocktails. Invented on the West Coast in the 1970’s,  Lemon Drops have been a … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Ides of March and The Bloody Caesar

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Caesar: Who is it in the press that calls on me? I hear a tongue shriller than all the music. Cry "Caesar!" Speak; Caesar is turn'd to hear. Soothsayer: Beware the ides of March. Caesar: What man is that? Brutus: A … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Russian Spring Punch for the Academy Awards

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It is Oscar weekend and a wonderful excuse to celebrate filmmaking with friends and family. Usually I like to serve beer, wine, champagne and one fun signature cocktail. This year I chose the Russian Spring Punch by famed English … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Northern Shield Cocktail

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY   All eyes are on Vancouver and I am looking forward to spending the weekend watching the last of the Olympics. Not only in my house, but everywhere I go people are energized. I have had conversations about every thing from the … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: New Orleans Hurricane

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY There is a big party going on in New Orleans that started Super Bowl Sunday and will carry through the weekend until Fat Tuesday.  February 12 is when Mardi Gras 2010 officially kicks-off in the French Quarter with the 40th Annual … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Gwen’s Spa Cocktail

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY If you are like most (I guess I should say me!), there was a lot of celebrating over the last six weeks! Now the focus if off the high calorie holiday treats and on to choosing a lighter. When it comes to cocktails, I am not going … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Bloody Mary (or the Hair of the Dog)

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY So you rang in the New Year with great enthusiasm. Perhaps a little too much enthusiasm. Some common ways that people believe relieve the hangover are tomato juice, aspirin and a long, hot shower, coffee made with tonic water, … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: North Pole Cocktail

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY If Santa missed your house this year maybe he stopped by Badger Den in North Pole Alaska for their signature North Pole Cocktail! The drink gets its flavor from gin and Maraschino Liqueur. The liqueur's distinctive flavor comes … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Menorah Martini

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Jews light Hanukkah candles to remember the Maccabees' victory and the miracle of the oil that burnt for eight days in the holy Temple. It is a mitzvah (good deed) that Jews "publicize the miracle" by lighting a Hanukkah Menorah … [Read more...]

THE WEEKEND COCKTAIL: Holiday Sangria

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY How quickly the holidays are sneaking up on us. This is a drink to make whenever you have a large gathering. Starring the look and taste of the holiday season it is a delicious way to entertain. I am a Crystal kind of girl when … [Read more...]