It's about making life everything it can be (and some really great cocktails!)
I'm not a mixologist but I mix with the best;
I'm not a bartender but boy can I tend a bar.
I'm a creator, a crafter;
a liquor mixmaster.
Limes and tangerines and bitters - oh my!
20+ years ago someone dubbed me Uncle Margarita because of the outstanding margaritas I mixed. I loved - and still love - making a great margarita. Back then it was simple: quality liquors and fresh ingredients mixed in tasty proportions to get your mouth watering.
Fast forward to now and my tastes have matured and expanded, and so has my ability to create some truly delicious drinks. Some are tried and true; others are original to me - at least as far as I know. But one thing that has been consistent: my drinks have always been Dangerously Delish! That means they're super tasty and deceivingly strong.
A friend asked, following a night of socializing at our house, "What the hell was in those drinks last night?" I said, "Just water and some flavoring..." To which he replied, "Those flavorings are what got me!" Dangerously Delish!
My dream for some time now has been to create a line of signature liquors and liqueurs - some for sipping and mixing others for pouring over ice, garnishing and imbibing straight from the bottle. Well, I'm getting closer each day. In December 2016 we moved the whole fam damily to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, where - in addition to our normal day-to-day - I was in search of my infusing and mixing hacienda.
In June of 2017 we moved back to the Santa Ynez Valley. And someday soon I'll announce a Kickstarter/Indiegogo campaign that will help me launch the Naked Villany Spirits brand. Stay tuned!
Living where we do - Tracy, me and our boys - is inspirational beyond words. Miles of nearly empty beaches, rolling hills dotted with cattle, sweeping vistas of lush hills and valleys. Very, very inspiring! It really makes one thirsty!
Tracy and I have three minor distractions (and four major ones - our boys), this Naked Villany being the third. The other two are Poetic Wanderlust and A. Wilding Wells.
With Poetic Wanderlust (www.poeticwanderlust.com), working with world class manufacturers, we (Tracy) design a wide variety of products (bedding, rugs, dinnerware, glassware, lighting, etc..) that are sold through the best retailers in the country (Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy's, Wayfair, Target.com, Dillard's, Jet.com, etc. - under our Poetic Wanderlust® label.
A. Wilding Wells (www.awildingwells.com) is the pseudonym under which Tracy authors romance novels (or, as I lovingly call it, smut). She got inspired and started writing about two years ago and has self-published four - soon to be five - novels to critical acclaim, with more and more in the publishing chute.
We've also started writing movtivational/inspriational books filled with great perspective from 25 years of marital bliss and the ups and downs of running multiple businesses. The Make It Yor Bitch: The Ultimate Guide To Owning Life series is available on Amazon here.
I really appreciate you taking the time to read this far. I look forward to when I can someday return the favor by making you a Dangerously Delish drink. Soon, I hope! Join me on the west coast in the wine and ranch country.
SHOW ME YOUR NAKED VILLANY!