Kocktails with Karly: The Mojito

We are in the shit, my friends. The shit of parenting a toddler that is entrenched in terrible two madness. Literal madness. You know how the Cheshire Cat says, “We’re all mad, here”? Well, that’s the fun kind of madness. This is the requires-alcohol-to-maintain-sanity kind of madness. So, hey! Let’s drink. This week I have […]

Kocktails with Karly: The Long Island Iced Tea 

“Mommy doesn’t get drunk she just has fun.” – Linda Belcher Wise, wise words my friend.  I just finished my Long Island iced tea, and thought “Ya, now is definitely the time to start writing.” Obviously. I keep hinting to Alex that we should now order pizza. He keeps saying no. Pray for me.🙏🏻 Long […]

Kocktails with Karly: The Margarita

Happy Friday! Welcome to Kocktails with Karly: The Margarita. In case you’ve been living under a rock, let me catch you up to speed: Monday was National Margarita Day. Iyyyyy papi. After living in San Diego for two years, I’ve had my fair share of margaritas. Every possible Tuesday we would cruise across the I-8 […]

Kocktails with Karly: The Honey Grapefruit Martini

I really need to invest in some martini glasses. I miss the traditional winter weather of Colorado, how the cold mountain air blows down into the great city of Denver (BRONCO NATION WHAAAAAT) and makes you crave wintery comfort food and drinks. However, mid-February in Austin feels like spring in San Diego, and my goodness, […]

Kocktails with Karly: The White Russian

“Careful, man there’s a beverage here!” – The Dude If you know me well, then it should be no surprise to you that along with Ron Swanson and Wednesday Adams, The Dude from The Big Lebowski is one of my spirit animals. The j-smoking, accent-rug-loving, competitive-bowling, White-Russian-yielding Dude is unapologetically himself, and quite frankly, the […]

Kocktails with Karly: The Rob Roy (And A Nameless Special Guest Cocktail)

The Rob Roy was born at the Waldorf in NYC in the 1890s, and what a spectacular American introduction of scotch it was (Prime Magazine). Alex and I lived in Point Loma in San Diego when we were first married and were so lucky to live in the same city as Alex’s closest friend, Ryan. […]

Kocktails with Karly: The Moscow Mule

I honestly can’t recall the first time I tasted a Moscow Mule but God bless that fine day! It’s a go-to for me anytime I’m out somewhere that looks like it’s uptown enough to carry ginger beer – and why shouldn’t it be? Mules are bubbly goodness in a glass (or mug), and the fresh […]

Kocktails with Karly: Gin Gimlet

Welcome to Kocktails with Karly! We were recently given a bottle of Hendricks Gin and I was so excited that we had added a new alcohol to our dwindling and sad little bar collection that I was inspired with the brilliant idea to start this series. For each of these posts I will pick a new […]