Category Archives: Spirits

Recipes for punches, cocktails and other adult beverages containing alcohol.

Cocktail Spirits Elevated by Bitters

What are “bitters?” Historically, bitters were derived from herbs, roots, fruits, infused with wine and used medicinally during Egyptian times. During the Middle Ages, distilled alcohol was included but bitters were still used as a preventative medicine. In the 19th … Continue reading

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Perfect Birthday Gift for a Foodie

Another birthday has rolled around and although my husband did not inquire as to what I might like to do, I decided to create my own birthday celebration. Food adventures are what I love to do whenever we go on … Continue reading

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Comfort and Flavor at Terrace Restaurant in Greenville

Stewart Penick’s Terrace Restaurant closed in early 2018; and, it WAS NOT because of the food!  He still owns Terrace in Charlotte, North Carolina. Founder and CEO, Stewart Penick has brought his flavorful, comfortable dining experience to Greenville.  With two … Continue reading

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JoAnn’s Whiskey Tarter Sauce

Yields approximately 4 servings. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. This can be kept in the refrigeration, in an air-tight container for about a week.     1/2 cup of your favorite mayonnaise 1 1/2 Tablespoons of sweet pickle … Continue reading

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Meal 1: In Our Series of 3 Meals For 2 People Without Leftovers

Three Meals for Two People Meal One: Beef Taco Casserole This meal is designed for a weeknight of maybe chilling out and having a cocktail. It goes great with a margarita….see my classic margarita recipe by clicking HERE The following … Continue reading

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Gourmet Goodies at Vom Fass Greenville

Ever wanted to sample a whiskey before you bought it?  Ever want to taste an aged balsamic vinegar before you invested in a bottle?  You can do both of these at Vom Fass, a 258-store franchise operation.  Originally from Georgia, … Continue reading

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Summertime Cocktails

Summertime is my favorite time to have a light, fruity cocktail to make my mind THINK I am on vacation or sitting at the beach. Here a few of my recently discovered favorites. Let me know if you try them. … Continue reading

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