August 4, 2014
by Lacy

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

June 10, 2013
by Lacy

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.
  • 2 oz Espolon Tequila
  • 6 oz grapefruit soda (like Jarritos or San Pellegrino grapefruit)
  • 1/2–1 oz lime juice
  • salted rim
  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!