Ginger Cocktail, Royal Wedding, Prince Harry

The Last Ginger… Royal Wedding Cocktail Edition!

Well, by now the world knows the news. Prince Harry has officially married Meghan Markle. That means the world’s favorite ginger is no longer single. In other words, my last viable chance to marry into the royal family has been dashed. Sure, I’m already happily married with child, but that’s beside the point. As long as Harry roamed the wild, me and countless other 30-something women (and men) around the world held onto a glimmer of royal hope. Crushed are my dreams of donning a bejeweled crown as I tirelessly waved to the adoring masses. Is it too much to …

Rum Cocktail, Bacardi, Valkyrie

Valkyrie Gold Rum Cocktail

Believe it or not, The Frosted Petticoat blog is actually my side-gig. This is the spot where I get to play around with recipes and give you behind the scenes sneak peeks to the foodie world. My main job is working as a food writer, stylist, and recipe developer for retail brands. Mainly I create the recipes and photographs you see featured on brands’ social media pages. Obviously, it’s a fun and delicious job. Today, I want to share a recent article I worked on for Liquor.com, where I created a cocktail recipe using Bacardi Añejo Cuatro. See the full …

dekantā, Japanese Wine, Wine, Vineyard

Dekantā Opens its Digital Doors to its Japanese Wine Cellar

As I’ve mentioned before one of the many perks of being a food and drinks writer is that I get exclusive information before the public. Well, I’ve got some new scoop for you wine lovers, so listen up! The amazing Japanese wine makers at dekantā have opened up a digital wine cellar! Essentially, that means you can now buy their wine and have it shipped to your door. Yes, please! The winery has an amazing selection of regional bottles and I highly suggest you check them out. In the meantime, here’s the press release that I received detailing all the …

90th Oscars 2018 Piper Heidsieck Coppola Winery 3 - Cheers to the 90th Oscars: Piper-Heidsieck & Coppola Winery

Cheers to the 90th Oscars: Piper-Heidsieck & Coppola Winery

I have lived all around the U.S., but there’s one city that I hold near and dear to my heart. Hollywood. I am one of those rare unicorns that was actually born and raised in the rolling hills of Los Angeles. My childhood and formative teenage years are filled with exciting memories of growing up in the entertainment capital. Our neighbor to the left was the chief editor on all the Star Wars films, our neighbor to the right was the actor who played Eddie Haskell on Leave it to Beaver, and across the street lived the super trendy make-up …

Brandy alexander, eggnog brandy alexander, cocktail

Eggnog Brandy Alexander

We’re exactly a week away from the big day, so it’s time to get a signature cocktail in order. My very Christmasy twist on this classic drink is sure to put a little blush on Santa’s cheeks. Who fancies a Eggnog Brandy Alexander? There’s no time to waste, let’s get to the mixing… Eggnog Brandy Alexander INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 ounces of brandy 1/2 ounce of crème de menthe Eggnog (I recommend Promised Land) Garnish: Fresh cranberries and sage DIRECTIONS: Pour the brandy and crème de menthe in a cocktail or coup glass. Mix with a bar spoon. Top off with a …

Dublin Whiskey Distillery, Irish Spirit, Whiskey

Irish Spirit Takes ‘Dublin’s Own’ DWD Whiskey Back to the USA

At the ripe young age of 20, I traveled with a group of friends to Dublin. I was studying abroad at Cambridge University and a weekend trip to Ireland was no big deal. I went on a whim and with little idea of what I would find. What I found was unexpected… humor. Dubliners are quite a humorous group of people and their jovial attitudes are infectious. I was a bit taken aback by this constant stream of humor given that the city fully embraces and commemorates their violent history of internal strife, oppression, and economic struggle. At first I …