Welcome Autumn Happy Hour: The Clove-Scented Sidecar

One of the really tragic #firstworldproblems that goes along with getting the flu is that it keeps you from having Happy Hour – just that very thought is making my head hurt. Fortunately, I’m back to (almost) 100% and it’s time for the first happy hour of autumn. Emailing with a friend today, we recalled…

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Welcome Summer Happy Hour: Mai-Tai

The first big vacation that The Beloved and I ever took together was a trip to Kaua’i.  It was truly wonderful and spectacular.  One of our favorite things was after a day of sightseeing, or a day of sitting on the lanai reading was to make a pitcher of mai-tais. In fact, those mai-tais were…

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Friday Happy Hour: World Cocktail Day

Since today is World Cocktail Day, we thought we really ought to go international during happy hour tonight… Left: Singapore Sling (recipe) (note: I like these “up” as opposed to on the rocks in a collins glass) Right: Cochabamba Taxi (recipe) Here’s to it!

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100 Year Old Happy Hour: The Aviation Cocktail

We’ve been doing a little history here at The Aerie in the evening, and that’s involved probing back into cocktails from the early 20th century.  Last week, we tried The Blinker with success, so this week I thought we’d try another one. When Imbibe published its list of the 25 most important cocktails of the…

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CSA Happy Hour: The Blinker

The CSA box this week was chock full of citrus – tangerines, oranges and a couple of big grapefruits. Now, converting oranges and tangerines into cocktails is pretty easy, but grapefruits?  They can be a bit overpowering, can’t they?  But their appearance reminded us of a great getaway that the Beloved and I had out…

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Friday Happy Hour: The Citrus Sidecar

Clementines and tangerines are popular treats this time of year – appearing in grocery stores around Christmastime in cheerful orange boxes.  Of course, after taking one or two in your lunch for a month, maybe you’re wearying of them just a little. Well, waste not want not I say.  It’s Friday.  It’s the end of…

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Southern Hemisphere Happy Hour: The Cochabamba Taxi

Upon her return from her native Bolivia, my minion friend and co-worker Ana presented me with a bottle of the “national liquor” of her homeland: singani. Singani is technically a brandy – distilled from grapes, not grain, though it is not aged in oak barrels, so it is clear rather than colored. I tasted the…

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Midweek Nightcap: The Sheffield Reborn

The other day the Beloved and I attended a special dinner at one of our favorite San Diego eateries, Urban Solace.  The dinner was a special menu – each course had its own cocktail pairing, using St. Germain liqueur (an elderflower liqueur and favorite at The Aerie).  Five courses, five cocktails.  Sounded pretty good to…

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