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.

Cocktail Recipes for National Rum Day 2017

By Kim Richards | August 15, 2017 |

August 16th is the perfect time of year for National Rum Day. It is smack dab in the middle of the dog days of summer, where rum fits right in. Below you’ll find a number of cocktails for celebrating the occasion, some of which include a few unusual ingredients. You can find most on Amazon.…

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Recipes with Dry Sparkling Sodas

By Kim Richards | August 10, 2017 |

Dry is an increasingly popular brand of sparkling water/soda — recently revamped and now focused heavily on using as a mixer in cocktails. Here are some recipes to try out with Dry, some twists on classics, some new inventions — and all easy and refreshing for summertime. The L&L 4½ oz. Lavender DRY 1½ oz. vodka…

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Cocktail Recipes for National IPA Day 2017

By Kim Richards | August 2, 2017 |

On August 3rd, we celebrate our love of hoppiness with National India Pale Ale Day. Rather than review a few, since we do that throughout the year, we decided to focus on cocktails using IPA as an ingredient. When beer is used in cocktails, it’s typically the bittering agent, particularly when it’s an IPA. You…

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Boozy Popsicles Put Some Chill Into Your Summer Fun

By Kim Richards | July 18, 2017 |

Most of us have enjoyed a popsicle or two in the summertime ever since we were young. They’re just a part of being a kid — and if you have children, they quickly become a staple in your freezer. Who says we have to outgrow these treats? Instead, just give yours an adult twist by spiking…

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Cocktail Recipes for National Mojito Day 2017

By Kim Richards | July 10, 2017 |

Summertime is Mojito time for many people — and what better time to enjoy one than July 11th, National Mojito Day? We’re celebrating with these eight great recipes and want to share them with you. These include some interesting variations, including chocolate, saké, and even a few recipes for folks who don’t care for the…

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Recipes: Cocktails for July 4th, 2017

By Kim Richards | July 3, 2017 |

Independence Day is upon us. We know you plan to celebrate, so we’ve got cocktails for you: Two of them make large batches, which makes them perfect for a fireworks viewing party. To finish up, we have recipes for boozy watermelon and then a favorite American dish — corn pudding. Both are easy and will…

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Bar Review: Teleféric Barcelona Restaurant, Walnut Creek, California

By Kim Richards | June 18, 2017 |

Teleféric has three bars/restaurants in Spain. The one we visited in Walnut Creek, California is their first venture in the United States, having opened in January 2017. Their menu is filled with dishes from Barcelona, created by chefs from Spain. The pricing is a bit high, but worth it for a special luxury meal such…

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Cocktails for Father’s Day 2017 – Plus Bourbon Balls!

By Kim Richards | June 17, 2017 |

Dads deserve to kick back with an action flick (or whatever their preferred genre) and a cocktail made just for them. Give him a break from the honey-do list this Father’s Day with these ten cocktail choices. And hey, we didn’t forget his sweet tooth either. Let’s say it together: “Bourbon Balls!” Let’s start with…

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Making Cocktails with Fizzy Tickle Water

By Kim Richards | June 15, 2017 |

We’ve all heard the jokes about wine being referred to as “Mommy’s juice.” Today, we’re bringing you a way to “adult” Tickle Water with cocktails to give your Mommy’s juice a sparkly spin. Tickle Water is a carbonated beverage which is flavored naturally; it has no sugars or other preservatives. The label shows zero carbohydrates,…

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Cupping Coffee with Intelligentsia

By Kim Richards | May 28, 2017 |

There is no scent warmer and more inviting than that of coffee beans roasting. The moment we stepped through Intelligentsia’s front door, all traffic woes were forgotten in favor of a good mood. We knew the afternoon would only get better. We walked past huge bags of newly roasted coffee beans and paused a moment…

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