Spicy Artichoke Mango Michelada, Cocktail, Beer

Spicy Artichoke Mango Michelada

Thank you, Reese Specialty Foods, for sponsoring this post! The opinions and text are my own. With the advent of summer comes the inevitable fruity drink. Sure, watermelon and pineapple can be refreshing on a hot summer’s day, but why are we ignoring the savory libations? Savory drinks are the underdog of the cocktail world. They’re even more elusive during the summertime. Add to that the mysterious beer cocktail and you have a trifecta of warm-weather hurdles to cross. Not one to shirk away from a challenge, I’ve decided to tackle this summertime savory cocktail head-on. With an arsenal of …

Football, party, tyson, chicken

Homegating Tutorial: Chicken, Beer, & Football

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. If you are an avid reader of the blog, then you know that I am not a sports fan. But what I am a fan of is throwing parties. So in a sense, I actually am a fan of sports because it’s an excuse to throw a party. Are you following me? If I have a reason to use my kitchen, mix up a cocktail, and put together a kicking tablescape, then I am all for it my friends. JJ …

macon, georgia, travel, brewpub

The Craft Beer & Brewpubs of Macon, Georgia 

Macon, Georgia. Home to the ancient Ocmulgee National Monument, Wesleyan University, and the Allman Brothers. It is a Southern haven for soul food, cherry blossoms, and Native American history. It also is emerging as a hub for craft beer, making the city a go-to travel destination when combined with such a rich culture. I’ll leave the historic sight-seeing tips to the experts… instead, here are my Top 4 craft beer and brewpubs that are must-visits in Macon, Georgia. With the sticky heat subsiding, Fall is the best time to plan a trip to the South. There is personally nothing more …

Eclipse, Cocktail, Mixology, Beer

Total Eclipse Cocktail

The eclipse is upon us, my friends! We are hours away from welcoming an unique cosmic event and it is time to get prepared. Eclipse glasses? Check! Prime viewing location acquired? Check! Cameras at the ready? Check! All that is left is what you will be drinking when the forces align. I have concocted an equally rare, but delightful drink recipe that pairs perfectly with the mysteries of the universe: the Total Eclipse Cocktail. Total Eclipse Cocktail INGREDIENTS 1/2 glass of stout (I suggest Yeti Imperial Stout or Guinness) 0.5 ounces of anise liqueur Champagne 1 anise star DIRECTIONS Pour …

BrewDogs Brewery, Travel, Beer Hotel

Beer Hotel: BrewDog Brewery’s Doghouse

In my early to mid-twenties, I moved away from my cozy home in Los Angeles to pursue higher education in Ohio. Columbus, Ohio to be exact. I knew absolutely nothing about the town I was moving to. All I knew was that it had a stellar school (OSU, baby!) and I was blessed with the opportunity to improve my education. That was it. I didn’t know that Columbus is one of the trendiest cities I would ever live in… and keep in mind, I grew up in Los Angeles and later lived in New York City for almost a decade. …

Sam Adams, beer, rebel juiced ipa, juicy fruit cocktail

Juicy Fruit Beer Cocktail

You know how you hear all about the Loch Ness Monster, you see grainy pictures, you read first-hand accounts, but no one knows for sure if it really exists? Unless you see and experience old Nessy with your own eyes, you’re not going to believe its true. I myself visited Loch Ness a few years back and combed the choppy waters for a glimpse of the elusive beast. I left with only hope and a wavering dream in my heart. It is this feeling, this despondent yet whimsical feeling that I experience when someone mentions the “beer” cocktail. Beer cocktail?! Yeah, …