Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Photos from Black Orchid Sessions, June 14, 2010

Just wanted to share some exquisite photos of Black Orchid Sessions this past Monday. All photos by Paul McMillan of Zero Coordinate, Inc.

Flambe of brown sugar and pineapple for a Sessions cocktail. This one was created for Sessions Bookholder Dave Hildebrandt:

The completed flambeed cocktail:

Me, preparing Pineapple Rhubarb Mojitos with the fresh rhubarb syrup and Cruzan rum:

Garnishing the mojitos:

Completed Pineapple Rhubarb Mojitos:

Thanks, Paul, for these lovely photos!

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I'll see YOU at the Island!


Monday, June 14, 2010


Summer is here, and summer to me means surf music, the top down on the car, trips to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to ride the Giant Dipper, Hukilau, Ohana, and Tiki Oasis... and RHUBARB. This summer veggie is one of my favorites for pies! Tonight I've made a glorious syrup from fresh rhubarb and pure cane sugar, and it's going into a killer cocktail... my Pineapple Rhubarb Mojito. Fresh mint, fresh pineapple, fresh lime all muddled with this beautiful red rhubarb syrup and rum... you won't be able to stop drinking them.

I hope I can. (hiccup!) So I can at least get to FI and make you one!

TONIGHT. 5pm. Remember, there's Happy Hour all night long too! And it's a gorgeous afternoon to sit on the patio. Come by!

I'll see YOU at the Island!