Mississippi Delta Infusion Cocktail

Mississippi Delta Infusion

Fellow bloggers, Jordan Catapano and Jocelyn Dunn Muhlbach of This Girl Walks into a Bar, reached out and asked if we’d help get the word out about their new book. I knew right away that I wanted to help because I attended one of their cocktail workshops at The Big Potluck last year and thought… Continue reading Mississippi Delta Infusion

Coconut Chai Hot Chocolate

Coconut Chai Hot Chocolate

A few days ago I was talking to my mom and she mentioned that the past few days had felt like living in India. She is totally right, it’s rained so much that it almost felt like the monsoons. Non-stop all-day long rain is so very rare in Southern California. I love the rain though.… Continue reading Coconut Chai Hot Chocolate

Pistachio date milk smoothie recipe by Indiaphile.info

Date Milk

One standard I often go to is the Date Milk Smoothie that Puja introduced me to many years ago. Her parents are deeply into healthy eating, and this is based on one of her dad’s recipes. He makes it with almonds that have soaked overnight but I prefer the flavor of pistachios. You can also… Continue reading Date Milk

Ginger-Tamarind Margarita

This sweet and sour margarita uses the classic Indian combination of flavor, Ginger and Tamarind. And as a bonus, candied ginger garnish! So good it won a contest at our local Mexican bar. Steve’s Tamarind Ginger Margarita won the contest at Playa Grill and Margarita Bar! Last week, his margarita was selected as top 5… Continue reading Ginger-Tamarind Margarita

Lemon-Cumin Margarita, Mint-Lemon Cumin Margarita, Ginger Tamarind Margarita

Margarita Contest

Our favorite Happy Hour spot is hosting their third annual Margarita contest and the deadline to submit a recipe was today. Puja and I came up with our own recipes and held a tasting last night. Last year’s winner was a “Thai-garita”, a Thai inspired, lemongrass and Thai chili flavored margarita. So of course we… Continue reading Margarita Contest

Hot Toddy!

Hot Toddy!

The hot toddy is believed to have gotten it’s name from the Indian tadi. It is said that the British added spices to liquor to recreate the flavors of the tadi. What’s a tadi you ask? Tadi is a fermented drink made out of the sap of a toddy palm (I think it can also… Continue reading Hot Toddy!