Thirsty Thursday Archives

PWS, SommSelect give you an excuse to celebrate wine

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Featuring a state-of-the-art wine storage cellar and lounge, Phoenix Wine Storage (PWS) opened in March 2014 in a classic, mid-century modern building in central Phoenix designed by renowned architect Ralph Haver. The secure, climate controlled cellar boasts more than 200 lockers in various sizes for any level of wine collection. Members of PWS are provided various… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday pours one out for Thanksgiving

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Oh, snap! It’s almost Thanksgiving, one of our favorite drinking holidays, and in anticipation of the holiday of “Second Helpings,” we’re sharing two seasonal cocktail recipes from Valley mixologists after our own hearts. First up is The Cognac Snap from Taggia at FireSky Resort & Spa (495 N. Scottsdale Rd.), which blends fruit, spice and… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Halloween Cocktails Edition

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Keep your Halloween bash’s libations in good, haunted spirits with the following recipes provided by RA Sushi, Sapporo and  and STILLHOUSE Moonshine. Cast a spell with one of RA Sushi’s Potent Potions, such as: • Witches Brew (single $9/double $18): a bubbling blend of Southern Comfort, Amaretto Disaronno, cold sake, liqueurs and tropical juices. • Frozen Black Lagoon ($7) is… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Toast Pear Day at Perfect Pear Bistro

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You may think you love pears, but be pre-pear-ed to get schooled in the juicy fruit this weekend. In the name of National Pear Day, Oct. 25, the folks at Perfect Pear Bistro are whipping up a mix of savory quesadillas, “pear bread,” sweet cocktails and enough dishes to make this national day feel like… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: TEXAZtini cocktail recipe

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TEXAZ Grill may be best known for a rib-sticking menu of classic Texas-style comfort foods, including its signature Chicken Fried Steak (more than 858,526 sold and counting). But, hiding behind three decades of wacky wall art and a well-worn bar top made out of an old shuffleboard table, might just be the town’s best-kept secret.… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Pear Pomegranate Cooler

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Even though Phoenicians are known to lament about the lack of a proper “fall” come September, many chefs in the Valley are unveiling seasonal menus worth digging your boots out for! Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill at Tempe Marketplace is celebrating the harvest with savory dishes like beer-steamed peel-and-eat shrimp, pomegranate spinach & pancetta salad,… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: TapHouse Kitchen’s Sweet Lily

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Everywhere you turn, restaurants are trying to show pumpkin-flavored everything into your pie holes. Even though that is one of our favorite things about autumn, we’ll happily take a break from our spiced squash at the bar for the Sweet Lily, a citrus and elderberry cocktail from TapHouse Kitchen at The Hilton Village — where… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Beer Cocktails for the Big Game

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Traditionally, Thirsty Thursday is all about cocktails at our favorite restaurants and bars in the Valley. To kickoff the NFL season, though, we’re going to add a little beer to the mix. Beer cocktails are increasingly making space on drink menus. It’s a great mixer, thanks to its carbonation, as well as its complicated flavor… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Boss Hog

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, 2045 E. Camelback Road #A17, in Phoenix

Did you know Saturday, Aug. 30, is International Bacon Day? So, we know it’s a Saturday, but don’t hit “snooze” just yet — the Valley will be wafting with bacon bright and early! Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, in Phoenix gets pretty excited about bacon — all breakfast foods, really — and curated a bacon-inspired menu to… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Back to School Martinis

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This week, Arizona State University announced its freshman class broke its enrollment record — yes, again. Doesn’t it just make you want to put out a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils? For this week’s Thirsty Thursday, we’re toasting all the smarty-pants heading off to college for the first time. So, parents, stop obsessively refreshing your… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Kelly’s at SouthBridge Popsicles

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It must be Christmas in July! Kelly’s at SouthBridge has combined three of our favorite things: wine, Popsicles and fruit into a new delicious cocktail on its menu. The swanky pub’s cocktails — which feature a frozen Popsicle served in a glass of wine — comes in three flavors: cucumber melon, blueberry basil and watermelon… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Paul Martin’s Green & Blue

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Summer, like the other three seasons, is the perfect time to throw back a few cocktails with friends. However, we at Scottsdale Living prefer to keep summer drink choices light and refreshing to combat the sweaty birdbaths we’ve become on the walk from our cars to a restaurant’s entrance. This week, our favorite drink is… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: 3 Three-Digit Temperature Approved Cocktails

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Already sick of throwing back glassfuls of margarita mix at your pool parties this summer? Keep cool (and fresh) with three of our favorite three-digit-temperature-approved cocktails for this week’s Thirsty Thursday feature. Alcoholic Otter Pops As a kid, there was nothing more refreshing than grabbing an ice, cold Otter Pop to cool off after a… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: ‘Marvel’ous nerd juice

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Comicon San Diego is just around the corner, Phoenix! If you were lucky enough to snag tickets to the kind of event where Dothraki, Darth Vader and various incarnations of Doctor Who creep through the halls as one giant Pop Culture du Force, we suggest you celebrate the impending awesomeness with some Comicon-themed beverages, courtesy… Read More →