Açaí Blackberry Mimosa

Açaí Blackberry Mimosa

Drink #2 from our alcoholic tea party experiment. This one sits somewhere between a mimosa and a kir royal: it’s light, bubbly, and has a fruity, mellow-flavored goodness (perfect for brunch!).

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Chocolate Matcha (Green Tea) Cocktail

Chocolate Matcha Cocktail

There were a few factors that culminated in this post:

  • Sarah and I had cabin fever
  • We had way too many recipe ideas
  • We could have fit a family of six in our extremely empty fridge
  • The rum and tequila on our liquor bar had a passionate reproductive affair, meaning the number of bottles we owned had multiplied by about four. (It had nothing to do with the fact that I’m poor at prioritizing and went to the liquor store instead of the grocery store last weekend.)

Our solution was to throw a tea party.

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Blood and Tears Cocktail

Blood and Tears Cocktail




“But –“


“Why not?”

“I’m very busy.”

Her face loomed over mine.

“You’re lying on the floor.”

“Yes,” I said. “I’m helping the fungus on my back flourish.”

She took a step away, but only to prod me with her foot.

“You promised you’d help me write another Valentine’s Day post.”


“Two days ago.”

“That doesn’t sound like me.”

The prodding stopped. A phone appeared. A pink cocktail glowed on the screen.

“Remember that first one we did?”

“Not really.”

“Well, halfway through the night you said that you’d help me do another one if I made you a few more drinks.”

“I don’t remember that either.”



But my roommate and I do things differently. I eat pizza on the couch and watch her do P90X. She puts garnishes on bowls of vegetarian tofu-noodle stir-fry, and I drink beer. Valentine’s Day is no different.Read More »