The Weekend Cocktail: Take a Trip on the Orient Express

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It is not officially Spring, but the Southern California weather has been so nice and crispy. We spring forward this weekend giving us more daylight to play!   We we welcome this guest recipe from Scott Holliday, mixologist at … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Evo Kitchen Pineapple Martini

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Just a hop over the hill is a wonderful little Los Angeles treasure! EVO Kitchen is local, organic family owned restaurant supporting local farmers, craft breweries and sustainable wineries. With meat lover, vegetarian, vegan … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Celebrate Oscar With Light Vodka Fusion Cocktails

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This Sunday all eyes will be on Hollywood as we honor the motion picture industry at the 84th Annual Academy Awards.  It's great fun to invite friends over to dress up , take a lovely walk down the red carpet and enjoy some … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The George Washington

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The George Washington Cocktail

BY GWEN KENNEALLY Most of us have a three-day weekend to honor our first President’s birthday.  George Washington was a whiskey distiller as well as a President, so we know he liked a nice drink. We’re garnishing with a cocktail cherry as … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: An Irish Coffee Recipe in Honor of San Francisco

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This Sunday all eyes will be on San Francisco! It is expected to be cold, rainy and very muddy as the 49’s play the New York Giants in the hope of going to the Super Bowl! Since I won’t be in my beautiful city by the bay, I … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Blue Hibiscus Infusion

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY The holidays came and went quickly and the first month of the year is half way over.  What better time to honor our bodies and be mindful of our resolutions to be healthier. I love the taste of this hibiscus elixir added to … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Sunshine Citrus Sangria

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Tastes like summer.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY In certain parts of the world the weather might be frightful, but here in sunny Los Angeles it is more like a summer day. While I can’t send you blue skies, we can share this year's amazing crop of citrus. This recipe calls for … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Holiday Martinis for Christmas and Hanukkah

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Cheers to the holidays!

BY GWEN KENNEALLY I just got word that the Holiday Peppermint Martini is Santa’s most favorite cocktail and that the Menorah Martini is a hit with Hanukkah Harry. If you leave these cocktails out with some homemade cookies,  you are sure to get … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: A Special Hot Apple Cider

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It seems the older I get the more there is to do around the holidays. I am trying to be mindful about spending more quality time with people I love and reduce the obligations. Who does not need a little holiday cheer that is … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Christmas Island for a Lower Cal Egg Nog

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A different kind of nog.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY I am all for celebrating and eating all of the delicious and decadent foods of the season (in moderation of course!)  However when I find something a little lighter and yet as delicious I feel that I must share! Bolthouse Farms … [Read more...]