Not that we need a reason, but it is World Cocktail Day (5/13) so while we won’t be rubbing elbows with our closest friends, or staying out late at our favorite bar, we can enjoy a tasty cocktail from the comfort of our homes. Here are some Summers Go-To Classics and Staycation Cocktail Ideas to help celebrate!
As happy hour has been moved from your favorite bar to your favorite couch, Saline Restaurant at Hotel Joaquin is giving you the recipes (and images provided) to three of their favorite spritz preparations that will take your taste buds on a mini vacation from the comfort of your home to the coast of Laguna Beach. Mix things up with the 985, The Master or their signature welcome cocktail, the Auric Spritz - all three will impress your virtual happy hour friends. The light and fresh fruit flavors of these summer inspired drinks are perfect to enjoy with lunch or dinner, from Magdalena Rum to Nardini Mandorola Grappa and of course a lot of Prosecco, take your pick and have fun!
Given our current non-travel situation almost anywhere in the world, here’s a recipe to get your home-cooking skills put to the challenge! One of Napa Valley’s first and most renowned wineries, Inglenook was established in 1879. Inglenook’s Estate Chef Alex Lovick crafts memorable dishes from the organically-farmed estate and culinary garden. As he’s spending time at home right now, he’s pleased to share his recipe for Scalloped Potatoes – a dish his dad used to make, and we could all use a little comfort food right now.
Hope you are healthy and staying safe during this time. Many of us are pretty much at home full-time at this point and truly making the most of the pantry staples lying around. I’ve been a fan of Starkist tuna since forever now. My go-to recipe is to make a tuna sandwich for a quick weekday lunch between work calls and when I have the time I like to indulge with tuna and potato fishcakes, or even a quick tuna onion stir fry with seasoning to savor over a bed of rice and lentils. Will share recipes for those later but if you have some StarKist tuna as a pantry staple then these quick and easy healthy recipes are great to try.
Planning to throw things on the grill for the Fourth of July? BBQ Hall of Famer Melissa Cookston’s star-spangled spread of recipes will make you the grill champion for America’s 243rd birthday this year! I usually head to a party at a friend's place, to the beach, enjoy an outdoor concert or picnic with friends or check out some of the amazing events in and around my city. But here are a few ideas for you from chef herself to consider should you slant more toward firing up that grill to host family and friends for the long summer weekend.
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