Atole “Champurrado”


I love mexican food! I have been to Mexico three times now but it was not until about a year ago that I first had Atole. Atole is a popular corn based drink that is commonly seen around Christmas time. I was in a restaurant in New York with some friends from Oaxaca and Mexico City and they ordered atole. One sip and I was hooked. Since then I have been wracking my brain trying to remember the name when I came across it on an article this morning. I knew I had to make it. Having researched a few recipes I decided upon combining a few and came up with this one. I opted to add spicy chocolate to my drink making it Champurrado. A nice alternative to coffee or tea in the morning or a less caffeinated way to enjoy a hot drink before bedtime.  Continue reading


Thai Iced Tea-ni

I love Thai Iced tea. Being lactose intolerant it is not something I can order often due to the sweetened condensed milk. However, I had a hankering for it and thought, why not try to turn it into a martini? I had some Thai red tea on hand that I ordered through amazon and here is what I came up with.

Thai tea infused rum:

  • 1 1/2 cups dark rum
  • 1/4 cup Thai red tea

Mix together in a jar. Shake, store for at least 48 hours to infuse.

For the Thai Tea-ni

  • Handful of ice cubes
  • 1 oz Thai tea infused rum (recipe above)
  • 3 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup milk

In a cocktail shaker combine all the ingredients. Shake until cold and pour into a martini class.


It’s about that time!

Strawberry Mojito

In the bottom of a glass muddle together:

  • 3 lime wedges
  • 2 strawberries
  • 3 slices cucumber
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon simple syrup

Add a shot of rum and shake with ice.

Top with soda water and a fresh strawberry for garnish.