August 4, 2014
by Lacy
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Boozy Desserts in Denver (and at Home!)

There’s just something about summer that makes boozy desserts sound awesome—or is that just me? Sangria, popsicles, trifle with a splash of cointreau… Let’s face it:  alcohol and desserts go together like watermelon and summertime! If you want to get really creative, … Continue reading

grapefruit tarragon popsicles from laughinglemonpie.com

June 10, 2013
by Lacy
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Grapefruit Tarragon Popsicles

There is just something about summer that screams for popsicles, isn’t there? I don’t care how old you are. I had been looking for some super cute popsicle molds and when I came across some rocket pop molds at HomeGoods, … Continue reading

Happy Hour Friday: La Paloma

June 15, 2012 by Lacy | 0 comments

Inspired by Barb at Creative Culinary and several other blogs I’ve been looking at, I thought I would start posting the occasional cocktail recipe, and what better time to do it than just before Friday happy hour?

Hey, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?

Today’s inspiration and recipe comes from BTown Wine & Spirits in Boulder, who partnered with Pica’s Mexican Taqueria for their outstanding El Milagro del Cerdo dinner last week.

For our first course, we were served La Paloma, a fizzy spin on a traditional margarita that went outstandingly well with salsa, guacamole, and chips.  (If you can get the guacamole and chips from Pica’s, so much the better!)

La Paloma
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Author: BTown Wine & Spirits
A fizzy twist on a traditional Margarita.
Ingredients
  • 2 oz Espolon Tequila
  • 6 oz grapefruit soda (like Jarritos or San Pellegrino grapefruit)
  • 1/2–1 oz lime juice
  • salted rim
Instructions
  1. Gently mix tequila, soda, and lime juice. Serve on the rocks with a salted rim.

I have it on good authority that La Paloma may make an appearance on Pica’s summer cocktail list.  Until then, enjoy one at home!