Bloody Mary

It's almost the weekend, and there's nothing better than day-drinking on a lazy Saturday - especially when that Bloody Mary is essentially a meal!  Whip up this super fresh and spicy Bloody Mary mix if you're looking for a kick with brunch. The secret?  Instead of using tomato juice that's overly salted - put your favorite … [Read more...]

Spiked Strawberry Lemonade

  SHEA’S SPIKED STRAWBERRY LEMONADE Ingredients: 4 organic strawberries 1/2 oz. simple syrup juice of 1 lemon (about 2 oz) 1 1/2 - 2 oz. good vodka 6 oz. soda water Steps: First, add strawberries and simple syrup to your glass.  Muddle the strawberries until very broken up.  Add the lemon juice, … [Read more...]

Greyhound – A Classic Cocktail

One of my favorite bars is in the country is Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland.  This unassuming spot on Telegraph Avenue is known for their greyhounds because the bartenders painstakingly press fresh grapefruits all night long.  The smell of citrus wafting through the air to the sounds of New Orleans-style live music is the … [Read more...]