2012 South Beach Wine and Food Festival Video and Photos – Plus A Belvedere Lemon Raspberry Caprioska Cocktail Recipe

by Sugar on March 9, 2012 · 26 comments

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For this year’s South Beach Wine and Food Festival, I had time for one great event and I chose the event called “The Q” hosted by Emeril Lagasse and Guy Fieri. Last year this was the “Bubble Q” but they could just name it “delicious” and it would be true every year.

The event was promoted by Moet & Chandon Champagne and Allen Brothers so there was plenty of bubbly and plenty of great barbecue (“Q”). Be sure to check out the cocktail recipe below.

Here is some video of the great time we had.


Belvedere Lemon Raspberry Caprioska (makes 1 cocktail)

  • 1/2 of a large lemon cut into 4 wedges
  • 4 fresh raspberries (frozen can be used but must be thawed first)
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz sweet tea Belvedere Ice Tea Vodka

Muddle the raspberries and lemons in a shaker with the simple syrup. Add vodka and ice. Shake well and pour into glass and serve.

Simple syrup can be purchased in the store or simply made by heating equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan over medium high heat until sugar is completely dissolved.

Syrup needs to be cooled completely before using.

Syrup can be made ahead of time and stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator.


Allen stinnett says:

Sugar I found your videos on you tube.I have been cooking for years and love great Italian food made the right way and you are the real thing.thanks.

Sugar says:

Oh how sweet of you. Thank you for the lovely feedback.

Sugar :)

michelle says:

love those cannoli bites! They are amazing!

Sugar says:

So glad you liked them. I wish I had one right now. LOL!! :)

Shelley says:

Hey Sugar! I stumbled across a video recipe of you when I was Google searching for canollis and went to your site from there and think you are amazing! You really know how to capture people’s attention and your explanations are very easy to follow. I’ll definitely be back to the site regularly to try some of your recipes and view more videos. Keep it up!

Sugar says:

Awww you are so sweet. Thank you for the lovely feedback and yes do be sure to try some of my yummy recieps and let me know how you like them.



I saw your video of the South Beach Food and Wine festival and noticed you had a part using my Simple Syrup. That night was a huge success and we look forward to doing more events soon. We have a line of flavored symple syrups launching that you have to look out for! Thanks again!!

Sweet & Simple..
The South Beach Syrup Co.

Sugar says:

Thanks for the feedback I will be sure to check it out.

Carol says:

You did a great job sharing with all of us. Looks like so much fun and everything looks so yummy. Awesome! Thanks!

Sugar says:

Thanks so much Carol.

Sugar :)

Terri says:

Looks like you had a great time. Love the dress.

Ter 😉

Sugar says:

Thank you honey. 😉

martha says:

Awesome video and pictures . . . I really enjoyed them! Emeril is looking good, but that drink . . . oh boy, I HAVE to try that! Thank you for sharing your time spent at this event. I find all of your videos fun and informative. It’s refreshing how you combine your passion for cooking with a sense of humor. Not only is laughter the best medicine, but so are food and drink. :)

Sugar says:


You are so sweet. Thanks for the feedback. :)


tazie says:

Sugar, that was fantastic…I felt like I was there with you. The food, drink and festivities look divine…lucky you! But you’re such a gracious ‘host’. Your dress is beautiful, too!

Sugar says:


You are so sweet to take the time to write to me. Thanks for the lovely feedback about my dress.



Janet Potkonicky says:

Hi Sugar looks like a blast. Emeril and Guy in one place awesome!!! The Godiva Chocolate guy is HOT!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Sugar says:

Janet I know that Godiva guy was a cutie pie. :)

Sandy Morrocco sealy says:

Great video sugar. Wow… Looks like an amazing time…guy f…emeril… And you..can’t get any better! Thanks for sharing!

Sugar says:

Sandy it was so great. Thanks for the feedback. :)

Beejene says:

When are you bringing us all of the receipes for the great food you were eating?

Sugar says:

Oh I wish I had them. The chefs didn’t share any recipes so I will have to come up with my own down the road. :)

chaitali venkatesh says:

Hi sugar
The party is realy rock bcos of you , you looking great thanks!!!

Sugar says:

Thanks for your feedback. :)

hey da’ling………LOOOVE LOOOOVE LOOOOOVE your video and pictures. OMG, looks like you and John had soooo MUCH FUN, I wanna go next time, just say’in
xo hugs

Sugar says:


Thanks so much sweetie it was a great time. Too bad it’s only once a year here.