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Craft Beer & Cocktail Lounge

The Collective Pacific Beach

The Collective Pacific Beach is a new bar and taproom located in the heart of Pacific Beach, San Diego. This trendy establishment is the perfect spot for locals and visitors alike to gather and enjoy a cold drink in a welcoming atmosphere. The interior is sleek and modern, with an industrial vibe that adds to […]

Fruit-infused vodka recipe

Making your own fruit infused vodka with lemons, limes or peaches can easily be made at home with just a few simple steps.

Making homemade Limoncello – part 2

After four weeks, the Everclear has turned very yellow.  I opened it for the first time – it smells fantastic, but tastes really strong. Make simple syrup by adding 3 lbs. sugar into 1.5 liters of water.  Let the mixture simmer for 15 minutes.  Then cool it so that oty is room temperature. Strain the alcohol […]

Making homemade Limoncello – part 1

Join me as I go through the process oh making homemade Limoncello. Step 1: – Get 10 large lemons – Was the lemons well – Peel each lemon, but remove only the yellow skin, as the white will produce bitter results – Put the rind in a bottle, and cover with 750 ml. Everclear grain alcohol – […]

South American lime infused vodka recipe

If you have been following my blog, you’ve seen my obsession (fascination) with creating fresh fruit infused vodkas. So when Nigel gave me these very small South American limes, I knew that this had to be the next flavor to experiment with.  As the pictures show, it is as easy as cutting the limes, adding […]

Experimenting with infused vodka

My food obsession is not limited to dining out and cooking, and as of late, it has turned to experimenting with freshly infused vodka. While some of my earlier experiments yielded some very unsatisfactory results (I remind myself of the pear infused vodka that had absolutely no taste, or the pineapple infused recipe that looked […]