Fresh Clementine Margarita

It’s not quite sweater weather just yet, so I say bring on the margs! With California September temps still hitting the sunny 90’s, this concoction of pure clementine heaven is the perfect way to keep it chill.  The color and flavor dance and dazzle in a glinty glass like nobody’s business.  The beauty comes from whirling completely intact clementines into …

Peppercorn & Mint Raspberry Shrub Cocktail

A few weeks ago, I shared my basic recipe for shrubs in our email newsletter.  It is pretty simple really.  I always keep a ratio of one pound of fruit to two cups of sugar and two cups of apple cider vinegar.  However, I love to play with different herbs and spices that compliment the fruit in unique ways. If …

The Bubbly Blonde

Trendy Tuesday Here at Zest, we love food trends and seeing what creativity is born out of new flavor obsessions.  Kombucha is one of those trends that we have been keen on for some time.  It is the reason that we have been so interested and supportive of what Whalebird Kombucha has been brewing up here locally.  We are kind …

Valentine’s Day Pomegranate Fling

Trendy Tuesday Though we adore so many amazing restaurants in San Luis Obispo, sometimes you just have to beat the crowds and keep things low key at home.  However, low key does not have to mean lame!  Instead, take the time to add some personal touches for your sweetheart and make the night special.  Make an hors d’oeuvres and a …