The Drinking Around The World Epcot Challenge

The Drinking Around The World Epcot Challenge

Built in 1982, Epcot is the theme park that I have dreamed of visiting my entire childhood. I have always been fascinated with the world, constantly day dreaming about the countries I longed to visit in real life. It is no wonder that I would grow up to be a travel addict, taking my kids along for the global ride. So, a park that celebrates humans, innovation and culture, felt like it was made for someone like me. A permanent world fair where one can travel the world in a…

Where to Drink in Old Town San Diego

Where to Drink in Old Town San Diego

Just because you are traveling with kids doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a drink. Actually, when traveling with kids it is a necessity to have a little somethin’ somethin’ and when in Old Town San Diego, tequila is the name of the game. Every September Old Town hosts the Tequila Trail which a celebration and sampling of the wonderful world of tequila, but the rest of the year visitors can wonder into any one of the fantastic bars or restaurants to sample and sip on some of Mexico’s most special…

HotMama’s Halloween Cocktails

HotMama’s Halloween Cocktails

It is that time of year again! Halloween, my favorite holiday, is just around the corner and spirits are high! Haha get it? Well, you know me and themes. I’m all about it! That’s right, it’s is time for glowing jack-o-lanterns, haunted hayrides, creepy movies and spook-a-licious Halloween cocktails. Today I’m sharing with you some of my favorite Halloween inspired cocktails that are sure to make you heart race. I don’t know about you, but I am as thirsty as a vampire. Time to get in the spirit! Have no…

5 Best Valentine’s Day Cocktails and Mocktails

5 Best Valentine’s Day Cocktails and Mocktails

Whether you are single or attached, you can’t deny that love is on the brain this time of year. Unless you live in a cave, it would pretty hard to not notice all the red hearts, pink marshmallow peeps and jumbo boxes of chocolates. That’s right; it is Valentine’s Day! Hitting the bar with your friends? Spending a romantic evening with your lover? Or sharing the love in big way (like me) with a night out with the whole family, kids and all? However you celebrate the day of love,…

Favorite Scottish Eats and Drinks

Favorite Scottish Eats and Drinks

While I was working the bar the other night, I had the pleasure of running into my favorite couple from Glasgow. It had felt serendipitous when I first met them, as I had just found out about my opportunity to travel to Scotland. At the time I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off financially so close to my other planned travels, but after talking to them I knew I was going do whatever I had to in order to get my family to Glasgow. I worked my booty…

Best Mexican Cocktails

Best Mexican Cocktails

Hola! Being from Southern California, visiting Mexico is muy fecil (very easy). It’s a vacay my family has taken several times and if you haven’t yet, put it on the list. It makes for a great weekend away with beautiful landscapes and reasonable prices. Mexico has beaches, jungles, cities, an exciting culture, great food and great cocktails! Can’t get to Mexico right now? No problem, we are traveling together via drank! Mexicans know how to have a great time and it shows in their cocktail recipes! Hello Tequila!! I love…

Best Scottish Cocktails

Best Scottish Cocktails

If we are going to talk about Scotland, then we have to start with Scotch Whisky. I’ve always been a whiskey lover, but never really a Scotch fan. I’m not huge on smoky flavors and Scotch was just too peaty for my taste. Then I went to Scotland, tasted a bunch of scotch, and I fell. I fell hard. I realized that I love the single malt scotches and that not all of them are very smoky. Some are rather sweet. Anyway, I found two favorites during my stay, Oban…

Best Florida Cocktails

Best Florida Cocktails

What do I love more than sun, sand and sea? Southern Sippers of course! I’m talking cocktails and more specifically, I’m talking cocktails that embody the topical feeling of the Sunshine State. The kind of cocktails, that no matter where you are, you can almost feel the cool ocean breeze, the warm sun on your skin and the soft sand beneath your toes. That’s right; it is time for another installment of HotMama Cocktails: Florida. What does Florida have a lot of? Alligators. So what out. Alligators might get you,…

Best Las Vegas Cocktails

Best Las Vegas Cocktails

Las Vegas. The town where it is naughty not to have a cocktail in hand at all times. Where there is a bar around every corner offering one outrageous cocktail after the next. A beverage paradise with many of hotels and bars offering their own signature drinks and usually with some rocking theme. It is true you don’t have to look far for a fantastic cocktail any time of the day in Las Vegas, but here are some of my favorites to sip on in Sin City! I never start…

Best California Cocktails

Best California Cocktails

Hope you are thirsty, because we are headed to California! The first stop on our cocktail road trip is my home state. And what a diverse state it is! California is huge with Northern, Central and Southern Cali being drastically different. We have farming and agriculture, the glam of big cities like LA and San Francisco, Wine County, beaches, deserts, mountains and diverse cultures with strong Mexican influences. It is fantastic! So how do I pick only 5 cocktails and mocktails to represent this hugely sundry state? Well, I’m going…