Peach Blanket Barbecue cocktail – 15 Romolo

Peach Blanket Barbecue cocktail - 15 Romolo

“You can ants if you want to, you can leave your pants behind.” Laphroaig quarter cask, peach liqueur, lemon, amaro ciaciaro, maple, cayenne, pilsner. $10
15 Romolo, San Francisco CA

For those of you who aren’t familiar with San Francisco, the name of this cocktail is a play on a local variety stage show called Beach Blanket Babylon. All the ingredients sounded great, but I wasn’t too impressed. It tasted a bit bland to me. 😦

San Francisco Federal Building courtyard
San Francisco Federal Building courtyard before sunrise, 7th Street. I was waiting for a bus way too early in the morning, lol!

Starbelly 75 cocktail – Starbelly

Starbelly 75 cocktail - Starbelly

Cocchi Americano apertivo, ginger, fresh lemon juice, prosecco. $8
Starbelly, San Francisco CA

I loved the beautiful pale pink/peach color of this cocktail. The ginger flavor was subtle, but a great addition to this lovely brunch drink.

Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands
Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands. We are kinda spoiled with breathtaking views here in the Bay Area! 🙂

Sparkly Goat cocktail – McCrady’s Restaurant

Sparkly Goat cocktail - McCrady's Restaurant

La Bubbly sparkling wine, Peychaud’s bitters, sugared lemon. $8
McCrady’s Restaurant, Charleston SC

This restaurant was recommended by a friend, so I arrived for an early dinner expecting great service and delicious food. I can tell you right now, that I received both! This cocktail was a great way to start off my meal. It was bright and refreshing tasting and had a beautiful peach-pink color.

Bar area - McCrady's Restaurant

The restaurant had just opened so I choose a table facing the bar so that I could people-watch as my meal progressed. The bar was quite tall, extending up to the open second floor and appeared cozy and warm from all the rich woods and leather.

Casa Rita margarita – Cantina Loredo

Casa Rita margarita - Cantina Loredo

Signature margarita is a premium blend of Giro Silver Tequila by Sauza, Cointreau orange liqueur, and fresh squeezed lemon and lime juices, salted rim. $9.05
Cantina Loredo, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

This margarita tasted great, but I wish they gave you more of it! The glass is thick and heavy, but there’s not much volume. I guess I can’t complain too much for an airport cocktail that’s less than ten bucks.

Cocktails – The Bar at Husk

Swizzle cocktail - The Bar at Husk

Swizzle – The drink of choice at the world’s first cocktail party in London circa 1924. Cruzan light rum falernum, lime juice, and bitters “swizzled” over hand chipped ice. $8

Lil' Bit cocktail - The Bar at Husk

Lil’ Bit – A lil’ of this and a lil’ of that go a long way. Johnny Drum bourbon, Jack Rudy, orange juice, grapefruit bitters, lemon and lime. $13
The Bar at Husk, Charleston SC

The Swizzle was OK. I wasn’t crazy about the taste and was SO disappointed that the “chipped ice” became full on ice cubes. I’ve never had a swizzle cocktail that didn’t have at least crushed ice. I liked the Lil’ Bit cocktail better. It had a bolder flavor and went down smoothly.

Ripley Point Marina
Ripley Point Marina. On my third trip to Charleston, I stayed at a hotel in Ripley Point with a great view of the Ashley River and this marina.

Toro sangria – Toro Salao

Project 365: Day 112

Wow, it’s been a long day! We’re finally in Dublin, but we spent most of the day waiting in London Heathrow Airport. That’s a damn large airport! Once we cleared customs, we probably spent 20 minutes walking to Terminal 1. They do things differently at that airport. Gates aren’t announced until about 30 minutes prior to boarding so you have to just wait there and keep checking the screens until your flight information is updated. I guess it makes sense to do it that way to accommodate for gate changes, but it just seems weird not knowing the gate number beforehand so you can at least be in the general vicinity. Once we finally got our gate number, we had to book it to get to what seemed like another terminal. We even had to go through another set of security!

Anyway, we’re just chilling in the room right now and drinking cocktails with vodka I had brought from the States. We’re gonna head out for dinner soon, then have drinks at Pantibar afterward since it’s somewhat nearby. Ryan and David arrived earlier today so they’ve had a little time to look around before we got in. It’s raining a little bit outside, but we’re not gonna let that put a damper on our spirits!

Toro sangria Toro Salao

Red wine with Bacardi rum, brandy, orange liquor, lemon-lime juice, orange juice and mixed fruits. Media jarra (small pitcher) $24
Toro Salao, Old San Juan, PUERTO RICO

This sangria was very tasty! It had a deep, rich flavor and was the perfect beverage for our last morning in San Juan!

Old San Juan Cemetery
Looking towards the Cementerio de San Juan (Old San Juan Cemetery) and the Castillo San Felipe del Morro (Morro Castle).

Cocktails – Dragonfly

Dragonfire martini Dragonfly
Dragonfire martini – Absolut vodka with fresh lemon-lime juice and jalapeno. $12

Red lotus martini Dragonfly
Red lotus martini – Absolut raspberry and pama with fresh lemon-lime and cranberry. $12
Dragonfly, Old San Juan, PUERTO RICO

These cocktails were a little expensive but pretty tasty. I was pleasantly surprised at how spicy the Dragonfire martini was – definitely chest-warming.

City Hall, Old San Juan
City Hall, Old San Juan