mixology

Recipe: Hot Mulled Wine with Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Recipe: Hot Mulled Wine with Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

With spring right around the corner, I’m taking advantage of the last “wintery” activities I can. But when I want to spice it up and go one notch farther than sipping on a hot cocoa, I spend an evening making a huge batch of sweet and spicy mulled wine. Parallel to the classic hot toddy, […]

RECIPE: Classic Cocktails

RECIPE: Classic Cocktails

Whether you are visiting with a few friends or entertaining a crowd of people, it’s cool to have a handful of classic cocktail recipes in your repertoire. With each of the following concoctions consisting of less than five ingredients and a few garnishes for presentation, these simple recipes are almost effortless to make and add […]

MIXOLOGY: Cannabis Infused Absinthe

MIXOLOGY: Cannabis Infused Absinthe

Absinthe, the notorious and widely controversial spirit, has been my favorite drink since I first tried it at the age of 19 in Canada. But it wasn’t until last year that I was possessed with the thought of Absinthe infused with cannabis. I mulled over which strain to select for both optimal strain specific flavors and mind altering […]

MIXOLOGY: Fruity Serrano White Sangria Spritzer

MIXOLOGY: Fruity Serrano White Sangria Spritzer

 San.gri.a (n.) History: Originating in Spain, sangria is a cold drink that can consist of either red or white wine and many variations of fruits, liqueurs, mixers, and garnishes. Etymology of the word sangria comes from the Spanish word sangre, literally meaning “blood” or “bleeding,” and is named so for its deep red color. Traditionally, sangria […]

MIXOLOGY: Tijuana’s Mission 20

MIXOLOGY: Tijuana’s Mission 20

PHOTO: The Martini Tamarindo. Ingredients: vodka, sal de chile piquin, espuma de coco, tamarindo y pina (vodka, piquin chile salt, coconut foam, tamarind and pineapple)  *We at Ladybud do not judge responsible alcohol users.  Tijuana has gotten a bad rap. For years it has been known as San Diego, California’s dirty little sister just south of the […]