Abel’s Famous Bloody Mary

I try to keep the long-winded origin stories on these recipes to a minimum, but sorry folks, this one is worth it. It all started on Thanksgiving day, four years ago. It was Abel’s and my first Thanksgiving together, and we were hosting a friends-giving at my house. I had told him that I love…

Texas Margarita

When I started dating a Texan, I learned a lot of things about the nation of Texas. Maybe these are things you all knew already, but as an East Coast Yankee with California roots…these things were news to me: Tex-Mex is its own cuisine, and does not just mean Mexican food prepared in Texas. Queso…

Boozy Berry Lemonade

This cocktail was served at my wedding and so deserves to be the first entry in Liquid Courage. Like all good things, it takes a little bit of before-hand work, and then is easy and forgiving from there on out. Don’t be deterred by making the berry simple syrup, and I actually even like to…