Broken Shed Vodka: Product Review

Broken Shed bottle shot_Low res  Black background

Itís no secret Iím always up for reviewing a new spirit brand, and since Iím a vodka fan from way back it was no hardship to test drive a new-to-me brand called Broken Shed. Interested in my first impressions and selected cocktail recipe? Read on. With a label design suited to easy masculine gift giving,… [Continue Reading]

Ferrarelle: A Fun New Sparkling Water for the Holidays


Iíve been receiving so many fun products to try out for the holidays here at We Be Shariní headquarters, itís been difficult to keep up. One of these fun products is Ferrarelle, a natural sparkling water from Italy.

Spirit Review: Molinari Sambuca


I was first introduced to drinking sambuca in my coffee when we lived in Italy. Fresh and licorice-flavored, it was an unexpected flavor pairing that I eventually grew to enjoy. This weekend, my husband and I test drove two different flavors of sambuca from Molinari.

Wine Review: Si Soave DOC

Si Soave_bottle

Itís no secret to our regular readers that Iím a huge wine fan. So when I received a request to review another white from one of my favorite regions in Italy Ė Soave Ė I didnít hesitate to accept.

Pumpkin Margarita Recipe for Fall

Pumpkin Margarita

This pumpkin margarita recipe, courtesy of Crema Restaurante in NYC, blends the flavors of pumpkin, tequila and sesame to create a fun cocktail for fall.

Celebrate Halloween with a Fun Cocktail Called the White Spider

White Spider

On the lookout for something fresh to serve for this yearís Halloween cocktail? Try featuring a fun drink called the White Spider. Itís simple, crisp and short on ingredients making it the perfect drink for after-work gatherings in October.

New Peach Vodka Cocktail: The Fuzzy Navel Crush

Fuzzy Navel Crush silo- high res

Having recently started a love affair with flavored vodkas, and peach vodka in particular, I was excited to find this new peach vodka cocktail recipe from the folks at Van Gogh. Itís called the Fuzzy Navel Crush, and puts a fresh spin on the classic drink with a similar name.

Hot Toddy Recipe Roundup: From Chocolate Snugglers to Hot Buttered Rum, the Best Hot Drinks for Cold Weather

Hot Caramel Cider

While it may still be steamy here in Tampa Bay, readers in northern climes are experiencing cold snaps on a regular basis. If youíre planning an at-home happy hour during cooler months, a strong repertoire of hot drinks is certainly in order. From hot buttered rum to warm chocolate candy-flavored cocktails, this hot toddy recipe… [Continue Reading]

Product Review: I Spirit Vodka

Vodka Collins copy

Recently, I had the opportunity to try out a new base ingredient for cocktails Ė I Spirit Vodka. I test drove this spirit at an overnight dinner party my husband and I hosted for out-of-town friends. So, what were the results?

Happy Hour Chianti Review: Nipozzano Riserva 2007


Having lived in Italy for two years and enjoyed Firenze on a fairly regular basis, I miss being able to easily get my hands on a decent Chianti. So I was excited to receive a tasting sample of Nipozzano Riserva 2007 from Folio Wine Partners this past week.

Classy Presents on a Budget: Consider a Wine Club Gift

Cellars Wine Club Picture

If youíre looking for a gift idea thatís above par yet meets your budget requirements, consider a wine club gift. They come in all price ranges, including one I just found that sends your friend or loved one a new and interesting variety every month for less than twenty bucks per bottle. The wine club… [Continue Reading]

Winter Whites: 3 New Wines to Spruce up Your Holiday Menus

white wineRSZD

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, with Christmas and New Yearís Eve following right along behind. With poultry and fish being popular entrťe choices, having a repertoire of whites in your cabinet is a good idea.

Toasty New Teas for Fall: A Kusmi Product Review

Choc SpiceRSZD

Itís finally starting to cool off a bit here in sunny Florida. For me, that means soups, mulled cider and yummy autumn-themed teas, like these new additions to Kusmiís product line.

Happy Hour Friday: Long Island Iced Tea Edition

long island iced tea

This is definitely a ďtake the car keys from your guestsĒ type of cocktail, or one to serve when all of your guests live within walking distance.

Happy Hour Friday: Champagne and Sherbet Punch Edition

champagne punch

Got a bridal shower coming up at work? This simple punch recipe is perfect for a low-stress office gathering.