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Friday, May 8, 2015

It's a major award!

Our prizes from the Virtual Mad Men Finale Contest arrived and I'm thrilled!  Fancy bar tools that didn't come from a thrift store or the street!  I feel so sophisticated!


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Banana Liqueur is a Success!

Our first batch of banana liqueur is complete and bottled and I'm pleased to say it's a success! Most banana liqueur, Banane du Bresil being a notable exception, tastes like a banana Now & Later and bares little resemblance to an actual banana flavor.  This one actually tastes like banana.  Good thing, because we're using it in our Ohana Luau at the Lake crawl room drink, which we'll be serving to over 100 people.  The cost for Banane du Bresil for that many folks would be prohibitive.  Now we have an ingredient we can take pride in without breaking the bank!

Homemade banana liqueur

I just happily added our Award Winner badge from the Virtual Mad Men Finale Party contest to our site and blog.  It's so exciting to be able to add "award winning" before "web series" to our title!



Friday, May 1, 2015

Vintage Recipes and Liqueur Making

There are new vintage recipes for May on our website!  May means Mother's Day, which always seems to translate into brunch recipes, but if your mother is as partial to meat as mine is, these recipes will inspire you to get outside and grill!  Click here to read.

Ribs for Mother's Day? My mother would say yes!



We've begun preparations for our crawl room at Ohana Luau at the Lake (click here to learn more), where we expect to serve drinks to scores of thirsty revelers out of our hotel room.  At this very moment we're infusing ingredients for our own homemade liqueurs, which will allow us to serve cocktails with high quality ingredients (no artificial flavors or HFCS here!) and save money!  It may not look glamorous now, but we expect the finished libations to be very lovely!

Drying orange peels and bananas infusing in rum - all in a day's work!