There's no denying that celebrating the new year changes in a big way once you become a parent--at least during the early years. Oftentimes it can be hard to find a sitter since everyone you know is probably off partying or out vacationing, but that doesn't mean you have to resolve yourself to a humdrum holiday. There are lots of things you can do with your children to ring in the new year in a special way. So call up your mommy pals, and tell them to pack up their families and come on over for a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration.Continue Reading >
Looking to boost your libido? Good news! Sometimes all it takes is adding certain ingredients to your diet to add to your sex drive. And the best part is you don't necessarily have to cook them into a meal. There are plenty of yummy drink options that actually increase your hormone levels and help heighten arousal.Continue Reading >
I love a good stiff drink no matter where it's from, but I can't deny that I'm a sucker for many Latin cocktails and there appears to be so many to choose from. Some Latin drinks are so ubiquitous you don't even consider where they first originated. I mean you don't have to go to a specifically Latin bar to get most of these drinks, you can walk into any bar in a cosmopolitan city and order some of our favorite Latin cocktails and the mixologist will easily and happily concoct one for you without batting an eyelash.Continue Reading >
Today is Brazil's Independence Day! As I'm writing this post, all the rhythms of Caetano Veloso, Elis Regina, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Maria Bethania, Joao Gilberto, Roberto Carlos, Gal Costa, Chico Buarque and Daniela Mercury--all contemporary Brazilian musicians--are swirling through my head. And what can be better to celebrate than with a caipirinha? Keep reading because I'm sharing my "secret" formula for the BEST caipirinha you'll ever have!
The higher the temperatures rise, the more I crave icy cold treats. Of course, I see nothing wrong with having a good old-fashioned ice cream sundae now and then, but if there's any chance I'll be able to squeeze into a swimsuit, I can't indulge every day. So rather than deprive myself all summer long, I've come up with a few homemade snacks that both me and my one-year-old son can enjoy on a hot day. Try these four recipes and let us know what you think.Continue Reading >
This cocktail is originally named after Georgia, where the sweetest peaches reach their peak during the summer. It is a sublime concoction made of rum and grilled peaches muddled with lime juice, brown sugar, and fresh basil leaves. Grilling peaches lead me straight to the wonders of grilling all different kinds of fruit, and the enhanced flavor that you get from it is something I can't get enough of. In my book, that's just another great reason to raise our glasses and celebrate!
No need to say I love mojitos. If there is a cocktail Olympus, I have no doubt mojitos have a place there (alongside the Martini, the Manhattan, and the sexy Cosmopolitan). My favorite mojito is the classic one: mint leaves muddled with sugar and lime juice that you shake with white rum and abundant crushed ice, strain in a tall glass with ice, top off with club soda and garnish with a mint sprig.
HELLO Mr. Lifeguard! I love Sauza because they keep making all of these amazing videos featuring really hot guys making yummy drinks for us ladies. It's a genius idea, and also, refreshing, because how many millions of commercials have we seen exploiting hot female bodies to sell a product? Answer: A billion.
On the other hand, ads featuring sexy men aimed at women are few and far between, so we have to take what we can get chicas. AmIright?Continue Reading >
Never before a cocktail had such a perfect name. Corazón has everything a cocktail needs to succeed: a superb liquor, the sweetness of real maple syrup, the citrus of freshly squeezed lime juice, and the crispy flavor of fresh raspberry. Raspberry also brings the spectacular color that makes this concoction so vibrant, exciting, and the perfect drink for Valentine's Day.
Today's cocktail is the classic Cosmopolitan with a Latino twist. Instead of vodka and Grand Marnier, I made it whit white rum and a rum and orange liqueur. This is an elegant and very sensual drink, which is my signature welcome cocktail. Cheers!