We are talking cocktails today, even though at my ripe old age of 39, I’m finding it more and more difficult to indulge in even one drink without feeling horrible the next day. What is the deal with that?

I’m not a big wine drinker. I know it’s more sophisticated and I’ve tried to develop a better palate, but the truth is, my personal preference is always a girly cocktail over a glass of wine. I like sweet drinks, but not too sweet, and if there is some fruit and some kind of herb involve, even better. There is a blackberry mojito at  a local Cuban joint that is fantastic. The other night I was playing around and made this drink with rum, some tonic water, some agave, and a little basil and sweet fennel. It doesn’t look like much but it was really good.

One of my favorite drinks is a jalepeno margarita made at the pool we joined last summer. It’s got just a hint of spice, along with tart and sweet flavors. So good.

At home, I frequently drink a mix of almond mix and spiced rum over ice. My husband thinks it’s disgusting but I love it.
What is your favorite cocktail. Are you a wine person? And if you aren’t into booze, what is your favorite non-alcoholic refreshment?