Category: Cocktails & Drinks
My first freelance story for OC Weekly was recently published, so in case you missed it, here ya go. You may also click here to link to the story!
There are very few people I have known in my life that I will call “extraordinary.” In fact, the count is perhaps at a handful and a half (at most) which after 46 years of life, wouldn’t you say that’s “extraordinary?” What is extraordinary? Dictionary.com […]
A soft breeze brushed my face while my slippered-feet touched each step with a gentle bounce as the staircase swirled downward toward the live music ascending from the level below. We descended the next set of steps and approached the dimly lit bar central to […]
I lifted the dewy-surfaced brandy snifter to my nose and inhaled the soft aroma of smoked kiawe wood and rich vanilla. As I sipped the bourbon-centric concoction, the smokiness filled my senses with the simple, yet full-bodied taste of the Logsdon Cocktail as it traveled […]
The sweet hit my tongue first, next was the tart, and then finally, the crispy caramelization of the sugar. My tastebuds seemed to be dancing a silly little jig on my tongue, but I didn’t care. It was just as I had expected — a […]
The words appeared on my iPhone screen. I had to read them twice to be sure I was interpreting them correctly. “Hey, do you want to judge a cocktail throwdown for Maui Time at Dirty Monkey on Monday?” Wait, what? It was a text from […]
Like bitters, simple syrups are essential additions to your home bar “spice rack.” I make my own!
Friday night, Anthony and I enjoyed a pau hana at the new Maui Brewing Company location in Kihei. This was our second visit, and we were instantly drawn to the Hot Blonde beer that they had on tap. Anthony’s favorite is Bikini Blonde, and when […]
A few years ago, my boyfriend, Anthony, and I had dinner with our friend, Dave, at a local restaurant, Haeliimaele General Store in Haeliimaele here on Maui. (They have fantastic food, by the way.) A Lahaina bartender with a ton of knowledge about great wine, our buddy Dave […]