Venus Thistle Cocktail

A cocktail is an impression of a greater experience –  evoking something beautiful, mysterious, tender, dramatic.  My Venus Thistle Cocktail is an impression of the stunning wildflowers and rocky crags of Pinnacles National Park. Its namesake wildflower, The Venus Thistle, blooms bright and fresh in a harsh and dry landscape. Scotch was the natural choice…

Inside Out cocktail

Presenting my signature cocktail inspired by the film “Inside Out”.  I wanted to capture some of the luminous beauty of the memory orbs in a refreshing, tangy, gin-based cocktail. The memory orbs are simple enough to make, and may be created up to several days in advance.  I wanted to keep their flavor neutral and…

Love Potion

Deep red blood oranges are available right now, and they make a beautiful cocktail.  Enjoy! Love Potion (serves two) 2 oz vodka 2 oz Aperol fresh squeezed juice of one deep-red blood orange Shake with ice until cold.  Strain into chilled glasses.  Enjoy!