Although I am typically a very healthy eater, there are two things that I love to indulge in occasionally: cocktails and dessert. I just love a good margarita and a really nice piece of chocolate cake. And yes, I do mean that they go well together. Why not?! Then, one day, I discovered something even better: Latin cocktail-inspired cupcakes. Each one of these recipes is as unique as the cocktail that it is based on and, personally, I can't wait to try every single one. These delicious desserts are sure to inspire you and make everyone in your family happy. Now, let's eat up! YUM.Continue Reading >
Happy National Margarita Day!
You all probably already know how much I love food holidays and, even better, cocktail holidays! Well, with today being a celebration of one of the most iconic Latin drinks, I can't think of a better way to celebrate than with our 7 favorite margarita recipes EVER. We all know the classic margarita or even some variations, but these recipes are going to shock and delight you more than you can possibly imagine. Want a spicy margarita? How about a low calorie margarita? Or what about the cutest little margarita Jell-O shooter? Check them out and let's drink up!Continue Reading >
Happy National Drink Wine Day! Yes, that's right, today is the day to drink wine and, even better, today is the day to share a bottle of wine with friends and family. But how do you pick the perfect bottle of wine? This is something that I've been struggling with for years but, thankfully, there are 5 things that you should know in order to pick the perfect bottle of wine. Celebrate today with a great bottle of wine alongside your favorite Latin dish and, well, you'll be all set. Enjoy!Continue Reading >
Although Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro is officially over, the celebrations continue all across South America until the end of the month. And in celebration of this, well, celebration, we're serving up 5 traditional Brazilian recipes that you simply can't miss!
The truth is that, since Carnaval is a street celebration, you're more likely to find Brazilian street food like espetinho, grilled meat on a skewer, being eaten by anyone who's actually attending the festivities. But since I'm not, I am indulging in some of my favorite Brazilian dishes. I hope you'll dig in! You and your family will definitely NOT be disappointed after trying these delicious recipes.Continue Reading >
Never before a cocktail had such a perfect name. Corazón has everything a cocktail needs to succeed: a superb liquor, the sweetness of real maple syrup, the citrus of freshly squeezed lime juice, and the crispy flavor of fresh raspberry. Raspberry also brings the spectacular color that makes this concoction so vibrant, exciting, and the perfect drink for Valentine's Day.
Today's cocktail is the classic Cosmopolitan with a Latino twist. Instead of vodka and Grand Marnier, I made it whit white rum and a rum and orange liqueur. This is an elegant and very sensual drink, which is my signature welcome cocktail. Cheers!
Here's some surprising news: It turns out that a couple that drinks together, stays together. A new study has found that spouses who drank the same amount of alcohol were less likely to get divorced than couples where one person really likes their liquor while the other person only drinks occasionally.
In order to celebrate the happy drinking and relationships news, we've put together the 6 best Latin cocktails that both you and your man will absolutely LOVE. Since it's all about the couple that drinks together, I realized that one of my biggest concerns is always that my man tends to go for harder drinks while I like those stereotypical sweet, girly drinks. So how do you come to a compromise? Well, our drinks are personalized based on what your man likes, coupled with YOUR tastes, to bring you something you can both agree on. So, hey, let's have a toast!Continue Reading >
Te vienen a visitar dos parejas amigas y quieres organizar algo sabrosito, porque para esos somos latinas… Pero tú y yo sabemos que organizar así sea una fiestecita se puede convertir en una fuente de estrés. No te preocupes que te tengo la solución y de la mano de Ricky Gómez, quien en 2012 fue designado Bartender de Clase Mundial 2012, para que resuelvas en un santiamén lo que tengas que resolver en cuanto a las bebidas se refiere. Sus sugerencias giran todas en torno al whisky porque Ricky trabaja con la reconocida marca Buchanan's.Continue Reading >
As 2012 draws to a close, it can only mean one thing--all those New Years parties are just around the corner! And what better way to ring in 2013 than with a couple of yummy cocktails?
I's a special occasion so I'm looking forward to mixing it up and swapping my usual choice of drink (vodka sodas) for something a little more festive. For help coming up with delicious beverage recipes, I recruited staff writer Irina Gonzalez to show us two super easy to make cocktails that everyone at your holiday party is sure to love.
Since champagne is typically the standard beverage at New Year's, we made that the main ingredient and added from there. Check them out below and enjoy!Continue Reading >
Merry Christmas! Today is Christmas and, well, the official start of the 12 Days of Christmas.
In case you didn't know, the 12 days of Christmas isn't just a popular song (though, come on, who doesn't love that ditty?). The time period actually refers to the days from December 25, which is celebrated as the birth of Jesus Christ, to the Epiphany, which is celebrated on January 6 as the day that his glory was realized.
Well, religious technicality aside, what I really love about the 12 days of Christmas is spending my time relaxing and loving spending time with my family. And, let me tell you, my family likes to enjoy our time together, too. So much so that this year I'm doing things a little differently and treating everyone to these 12 Latin cocktails during the holiday season. Drink up the Christmas cheer!Continue Reading >