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Seasonal Sipping Cocktail Recipes

July 7, 2016

Fresh squeezed juices on their own are tasty, but in the hands of Tipsy Texan, David Alan, they are sublime, and often fortified with alcohol.

The Truth About Food and Wine Pairing!

May 26, 2016

I hit the jackpot when I met Miss Jane Nickles, the lead wine educator at Le Cordon Bleu in Austin. I asked her for a few tips on wine and food pairing to share on the website, and she provided me with a Master's Class. Well, maybe that's an exaggeration, but not by much!

Recipe: Prickly Pear Cactus Juice

May 1, 2015

Prickly pear cactus grows as a wildflower across much of North America, and the pears — the lustrous magenta fruits called apples or tunas — too often go to waste (if not consumed by wildlife). But not anymore.

Recipe: Cocktails for the Holidays

December 5, 2014

It's citrus season, which is a terrific time for making seasonal cocktails. Give the Texas Sipper or the Tito's Sage Grapefruit Splash from Jack Allen's Kitchen a try at your next dinner party or holiday gathering.

Recipe: Kate’s Ginger Beer

October 24, 2014

I think of ginger as a holiday spice. And this ginger beer recipe from Kate Payne, author and canning instructor, will put smiles on the faces of friends and family who gather at your home for the holidays.

HDP: Herbes de Provence

August 9, 2013

What do you get when you combine French thyme, savory, fennel, rosemary, marjoram, basil, lavender and tarragon? You get that classic herb blend known as HDP, or Herbes de Provence, which we use to make a simple syrup.

Milk Carton White Russian

June 22, 2012

This recipe comes from the creative (and I'm guessing occasionally tipsy) minds of The Casserole Queens.