Thurs. May 26, 2016

Welcome to the Cool List, my blog about cool things happening in Santa Fe with photos, quotes and musings. Enjoy!!

Cool Summer Drinks 


Clementine and Red Wine Spritzers
Serves 4
1 bottle red wine (anything light to medium boxy, unoaked, not super sweet) (think dry Lambrusco (yay, it’s sparkling!!), Granche, Frappatto, Gamay)
2 bottled clementine soda
ice and strawsFill each glass with ice.  Fill each glass a third of the way full with clementine soda.  Top with wine and serve immediately!

Mint, Cucumber and Lime Crush
Serves 4
Juice of 3 limes
1 cup simple syrup
3/4 cup white rum
2 lime, thinly sliced
1/3 cucumber, thinly sliced
fresh mint leafs
club soda
In a large pitcher or jar mix lime juice, simple syrup, rum, lime, cucumber, mint and ice.
Stir and serve in glasses topped off with club soda.

Blackberry and Meyer Lemon Gin and Tonics
Serves 4
12 blackberries
20 fresh mint leaves
2 Meyer lemons (can sub. regular lemons)
1/4 cup simple syrup
12 ounces good quality gin
tonic water
Set out four high ball glasses. Place 3 blackberries, 5 mint leaves, juice of ½ lemon, and 1 tablespoon simple syrup in each glass and muddle together. Fill each glass with ice, followed by 3 ounces of gin. Top off each drink with tonic water, stir and serve.

Cool Pick of the Week: 

  • casa2The Downtown French Restaurant l’Olivier is hosting a CASA Heart Dinner, Tonight, Thursday May 26th 5:30 pm till close, where 15% of food proceeds will go to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), First Judicial District ( who provide volunteer advocacy for foster children in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos so they are safe and have opportunity to thrive. L’Olivier’s Summer patio will be open, there will be a light bar menu and James Westbay will be serenading. Hope you will join us for a festive evening for good cause. More info can be found at

Posts to Share:

  • Volunteers Needed for Tale Writers Screenwriting Conference Fundraising Party, Friday, June 10th. Email Jody Feagan at for more information.

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    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!!




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