Kim Richards

Kim Richards lives in Santa Rosa, California. She is an author, amateur cheese maker, wine/mead maker, and a novice home brewer. She enjoys a nice cocktail while listening to live music, watching movies and mixed martial arts, or dining at home and in restaurants. She and her husband frequent festivals and love to visit breweries and distilleries. Favorite cocktail: Old Fashioned with maple syrup.

Cocktails for Labor Day 2018

By Kim Richards | September 3, 2018 |

Today we raise a glass to those who work hard and long hours — and who just want to unwind after a long day at work. This year we’re sharing some tasty cocktail recipes that don’t involve too much effort. OK, except one; there’s always some adventurous drinker who wants a challenge. As the unofficial…

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Cocktail Recipes for National Rum Day, 2018

By Kim Richards | August 15, 2018 |

August 16, 2018 is National Rum Day. Celebrate this versatile spirit with us by making these cocktails — some sweet and unique, some traditional. Also try our Nutty Chocolate Rum Truffles; they’re the perfect pairing for any of these cocktails. Havana Café 2 parts Havana Club Añejo Clásico Rum 1/4 part demerara sugar 3/4 part…

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Recipes for National Tequila Day 2018

By Kim Richards | July 24, 2018 |

July 24th is National Tequila Day, so we’ve got things ready to get you through all the tequilabration. Sure you can mix up a margarita today, or take a spin with one of the more unique cocktails we’ve got for you today. Others are more intriguing riffs on traditional cocktails. In other words, a little…

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Everyday Cocktails for Summer 2018

By Kim Richards | July 13, 2018 |

Summer is such a busy time with various events, picnics, camping, days at the beach, kicking back on the porch, or binge watching something on television to fill the days. Here’s a collection of cocktails to enjoy wherever you are during these hot months. Don’t forget to try the Sticky Date Pudding with Laphroaig Toffee…

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Cocktails for Independence Day 2018

By Kim Richards | July 3, 2018 |

This year, with so many states in the U.S. experiencing heat waves, fireworks may be off limits in your area. That shouldn’t stop you from creating your own fireworks in a glass with one of these inspiring cocktails. Here are some great cocktail recipes to enjoy on tomorrow’s Fourth of July holiday, however you opt…

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Recipes for Cinco de Mayo 2018

By Kim Richards | May 4, 2018 |

It is fiesta time, whether or not you have Mexican heritage in your genes. Few of us can bypass a day of good food and great cocktails—not to mention that traditional Mariachi music. You don’t even need to dress all fancy for the celebration. Just throw on your jeans, T-shirt, and sandals and scoot on up…

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Recipes for National Gin and Tonic Day 2018

By Kim Richards | April 9, 2018 |

April 9th is the day we raise our Gins and Tonic in a toast to the cocktail that idealizes spring. Whether you like yours sweet, savory, or spicy, we know you’ll thoroughly enjoy these cocktails. Whip one up to enjoy while you make our Gin Penne Pasta, which you’ll find at the bottom of the…

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2018 St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

By Kim Richards | March 16, 2018 |

Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is time for some hearty food and drink. Preparing it doesn’t have to keep you in the kitchen or bar area for long. Try out these cocktails along with our recipe for Beer Battered Corn Beef Bites with a stout cheese sauce. Soon enough, you’ll be toasting…

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Recipes for National Margarita Day 2018

By Kim Richards | February 21, 2018 |

February 22nd is National Margarita Day — the day to serve up pitchers of margaritas along with some Mexican delights, like our Mexican Spiced Chicken Thighs. Since most people have a good grasp on making the basic margarita, today we want to showcase a few interesting variations. Vanilla Pear Margarita by Lauren Lester, Wicked Spatula…

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Cocktails for Valentine’s Day 2018

By Kim Richards | February 13, 2018 |

Not everyone wants to get out to brave weather and traffic for a jam-packed restaurant on Valentine’s Day. Instead, why not create a romantic dinner in with your sweetie, friend, or even yourself. Check out these great cocktails to get things started, and finish the meal with a red wine-infused cake. You’ll be glad you…

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