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The Cocktail Diaries: The Elizabeth Taylor Champagne Cocktail and also, I miss Princess Leia

Elizabeth Taylor Champagne Cocktail | PDXfoodlove

Happy almost New Year, everyone! Dave and I are back in Portland after almost a week in my hometown of Wichita, Kansas (where, I will have you know, I found a speakeasy! My people! Check out The Dockum if you are in town, I recommend El Mayor Presidente — rum, duh). And while I have […]

Cooked up on December 30, 2016

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Blackberry Orange Cocktails for Friendsgiving featuring IZZE Sparkling Juice

Blackberry Orange Cocktails with IZZE for Friendsgiving | PDXfoodlove

An easy, fruity sipper that’s perfect for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving!

Cooked up on November 20, 2016

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The Cocktail Diaries: Vacation Vibes

Vacation Vibes: An easy Mango Cocktail For a Mini Getaway

A not-too-boozy, fruity, floral sip of happiness. I’m really proud of this one, from the mango juice to the pineapple sage garnish.

Cooked up on October 10, 2016

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The Cocktail Diaries: Easiest Palomas Ever!

Easy IZZE Palomas | PDXfoodlove

It’s finally sunny and warm. Spend as much time as possible outside with this perfect warm-weather cocktail!

Cooked up on April 16, 2016

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The Cocktail Diaries: Rose Collins

Rose Collins Cocktail | PDXfoodlove

The calendar says it’s February, but this weekend in Portland sure felt like spring. Today the high was 63 degrees. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. It was amazing. Dave and I spent hours outside working on the yard. We headed to Home Depot (their garden section might be my favorite smell. Besides tomato […]

Cooked up on February 15, 2015

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Cocktail Diaries: Whiskey Peach Lemonade

Whiskey Peach Lemonade | PDXfoodlove

It has been a very busy weekend! Saturday was a girls’ day with my friend Aggie and her daughter Sidney. We had an awesome lunch at Bollywood Theater and of course went next door to Salt and Straw for ice cream when there was no line. I tried the apricot and citra hops ice cream […]

Cooked up on September 7, 2014

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The Cocktail Diaires: Hibiscus Tea Collins

The Cocktail Diaries: Hibiscus Tea Cocktail

What an amazing weekend it has been. And full. I can’t remember the last time we didn’t really do anything on a weekend. We had a lovely brunch with my friend Bee of The Spicy Bee. I baked for the Blogger Bake Sale led by Fabiola of Not Just Baked. I spent some time with […]

Cooked up on May 4, 2014

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The Cocktail Diaries: French 75s

French 75 Cocktail | PDXfoodlove

I think waiting until 10 p.m. on Sunday night to write my blog posts might be a mistake. But I had things to do for most of the rest of my weekend, I swear. This weekend we interviewed new board members for the Montavilla Farmers Market. I worked with a friend and her mom doing […]

The Cocktail Diaries: Classic Champagne Cocktail

Classic Champagne Cocktail | PDXfoodlove

Last week I did an original cocktail recipe, and this week I’m doing one of the very classic classics. There’s an entire world of champagne-based cocktails out there, and most of them are delicious. I am one of those people who enjoys a good glass of (DRY) sparkling wine any old day of the week, […]

The Cocktail Diaries: Blood Orange Collins

Blood Orange Collins | PDXfoodlove

Good news, everyone! We bought some gin. Dave and I just got back from a lovely weekend in Seattle for Valentine’s Day. Part of our trip included a tour at Sun Liquor, where we learned about how they make vodka, gin, bitters and rum and tasted them all, while smelling the various botanicals that go […]

Cooked up on February 16, 2014

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