If you visited our home or lake house, it would quickly become apparent that having a well-stocked bar is a priority for my husband and myself. We are social drinkers who focus on creativity and quality in our cocktails, not quantity. Our college days are well behind us!

But having grown up in the restaurant business, I have always been exposed to great wines and creative cocktails.  We have enjoyed three separate trips to Napa Valley and Sonoma and are lovers of California wines, especially Big Reds!  Our recent trip to the Chianti region in Italy has sparked a new interest in trying European wines as well to expand our palate.

As far as cocktails go, this is the page to find our best recipes for our favorite libations. I like to have themed cocktails that go along with the food theme, holiday, season or event. Hope you find something new here to spice up your life!