Hum – smallest little city in the world

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Hum is a tiny little hamlet, still surrounded by it’s hilltop walls, in the middle of Istria.  A small remnant of medieval life clinging to it’s roots, it has entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest town in the world.  While it might not be the smalled in size, it’s officially a town and […]

Cocktail of the week: Everybody loves a Ginger Linebacker!

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Now it’s no secret that I’m not a big football fan, and I try to hide from the Superbowl as much as possible.  But as I drove home in the middle of the Superdome Blackout, I decided to honor the occasion with a cocktail. Ginger is one of my favorite flavors in general, and a […]

Cocktail of the week: Rocketship to the Moon

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Hey!  We survived the end of the world!  Well at least I think we did.  Maybe we’re all wandering around the afterlife partying.  Who knows! In honor of the non-pocolypse, I present my cocktail of the week, the Rocketship to the Moon.  Based on one of my old favorites, the Tang-tini, this is a flavor […]

Cocktail of the week: Chinese Cherry New Fashioned

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Sometimes, a wine blogger needs to mix it up a bit and enjoy a delicious cocktail.  After attending the Craft Spirits Carnival, and having a blast at the Republic of Jam after the Wine Bloggers Conference, I was inspired to get crafty with my growing bar and some of these amazing spirits. My friends at Pithy Little […]

Carnival of Spirits

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Fall is here! Reluctantly crouched at the starting line. To borrow a line from CAKE, I am reluctantly embracing Fall.  Somehow summer passed us by and didn’t even wave hello. But here we are, at the end of September.  Luckily, I have a few events to keep me busy and distracted from the cold, foggy […]

Gintonic!

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Did you know that Spain drink more gin per capital than even Britain?  No, it’s true!  Everywhere you look, there were gintonics.  Every restaurant and every bar, has a special touch, and there are gintonic bars popping up that specifically focus on these beverages.  In one bar, which we found ourselves taking over, had 2 […]