Ponche Navideño – Mexican Christmas Punch

Part four in my Christmas Around the World series! Christmas in Mexico, focus on: PONCHE NAVIDEñO! Big thank you to our friend Carlos for joining me on the show again to share his ponche recipe! ¡Feliz Navidad, y’all! Ponche Navideño is a hot punch made from fresh and dried fruits, with the option of adding […]

Applejack – Fall Cocktail Recipe

Last time we were in LA, I had the extreme pleasure of visiting with the very talented and charming Caroline Mili Artiss and shooting some videos with her! We made a couple of fall cocktails; mine, a warming apple brandy sipper and hers, the classic English mulled wine. This cocktail combines one of my favorite […]

Halloween Punch with Eyeballs

Here’s a boozy tequila punch for Halloween! The eyeballs are optional, but who wouldn’t want a couple of popped-out eyeballs floating around in their Halloween punch? Right?

Flaming Dr. Pepper

Episode 6 of 2 Shots 1 Take! Flaming Dr. Pepper with Todd Bieber, writer and director from UCBComedy! Before you go on a Flaming Dr. Pepper tirade, I know we did not do this drink justice. I know because someone told me on YouTube and while most things people tell you on YouTube are to […]

Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

Long Island Iced Tea Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card Episode Five of 2 Shots 1 Take! Long Island Iced tea with Rachel of Rachel’s English. Long Island Iced Teas (or LIIT) have a reputation for being the kind of drink that only Ivy League kids in the 1980s and sad, broken, alcoholic, […]

Gin Julep

Two Shots, One Take! A gin julep is like a mint julep, but with gin instead of bourbon and a little soda water to soften it. Maybe the soda technically qualifies this as something-not-a-julep, but in the very basest of definitions, a “julep” is just a sweet drink. A Mint Gin Julep might be a […]

Old Fashioned Cocktail

Episode 2 of Two Shots One Take! Jimmy Wong learns me how to make an Old Fashioned cocktail and I bullshit him about how to build a bar in your garage and also Pangaea jokes happen. Since we were making do in a “garage” we didn’t have sugar cubes, or even the simple syrup that some […]

Master Cleanse Cocktail

Part one in a new mini-series here on HilahCooking: 2 Shots! 1 Take! Wherein I bring on other YouTubers and we make cocktails and talk. Some of the cocktails will be classics; some will be new ones I just made up 5 minutes before shooting based on the available ingredients. The Master Cleanse Cocktail is […]

Mango Lassi

My first taste of a mango lassi came when I was living in Boston, circa 1998. Though I grew up in the kitchen, what my family was most interested in were the classics; things like chili, enchiladas, and tuna casserole. Indian food, not so much. I had a boyfriend at the time, though, who had […]