Eat, Drink, Travel & Learn

Eat, Drink, Travel & Learn

WELCOME TO PARCHED AROUND THE WORLD, A GATHERING PLACE AT THE INTERSECTION OF FOOD, DRINKS, CULTURES & TRADITIONS
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Selfie of Allie Albanese wearing a pink tank top and her hair in a pony tail, standing at the top of the green Wither Hills in Blenheim, New Zealand with a bright blue sky and green hills and trees in the backgroundSelfie of Allie Albanese wearing a pink tank top and her hair in a pony tail, standing at the top of the green Wither Hills in Blenheim, New Zealand with a bright blue sky and green hills and trees in the background

Hi, I'm Allie!

Welcome to Parched Around the World, I’m so happy you’re here. I believe that at the heart of everything there's a story waiting to be told, and that's what Parched is all about! This is where I tell my own tales and encourage you to share yours, so join me here and together let’s eat, drink and travel the world to learn about the people, places and things that feed our minds, bodies and souls!  

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What I'm Loving Now

What I'm Loving Right Now

Cell phone stand for videography
Leather passport + vaccine holder
Etched crystal cocktail shaker
Digital luggage scale
True Cubes clear ice cube tray
Magnetic measuring spoons
Y Peeler
Fitness Rebounder
1-inch Silicone ice cube trays
Electric Juicer
Blue Diamond skillet with lid
Portable cell phone stand
4-piece silicone spatula set
Photography reflectors
Air fryer and dehydrator

Let's Get Parched!

Let's Get Parched!

A dark brown-colored cocktail with a layer of white cream on top displayed in a small cordial glass
A dark brown-colored cocktail with a layer of white cream on top displayed in a small cordial glass

Drink

April 15, 2022

Rye Cappuccino

Rye Cappuccino

Rye Whiskey meets espresso in this delicious coffee cocktail that is sure to have you licking the glass and then asking for another!

The historical Harrington School one-room schoolhouse with green trees surrounding it and a blue sky above it
The historical Harrington School one-room schoolhouse with green trees surrounding it and a blue sky above it

Travel

April 11, 2022

St. Simons Island's Harrington School: Then & Now

St. Simons Island's Harrington School: Then & Now

The last remaining African American school on St. Simons Island, the Harrington School remains an important symbol of community and of Gullah-Geechee heritage.

A coral-colored Rum cocktail displayed in a hobnob cocktail glass filled with ice, garnished with a lime wheel, and sitting on two wooden coasters stacked on top of one another
A coral-colored Rum cocktail displayed in a hobnob cocktail glass filled with ice, garnished with a lime wheel, and sitting on two wooden coasters stacked on top of one another

Drink

April 5, 2022

Patio Weather

Patio Weather

Rum, ginger and mango, oh my! This sweet and spicy cocktail makes a tasty accompaniment to those lovely Springtime afternoons and evenings spent cocktailing on the patio.

Yellow and coral sunset over Sidney Lanier Bridge in St. Simons Island, Georgia
Yellow and coral sunset over Sidney Lanier Bridge in St. Simons Island, Georgia

Learn

April 4, 2022

Let Us Pray for Ukraine

Let Us Pray for Ukraine

As the horrors continue to unfold in Ukraine, let us continue to pray for peace, for humanity, and for an end to this senseless war.

A pale yellow cocktail displayed in a vintage coupe glass, garnished with a lime wheel
A pale yellow cocktail displayed in a vintage coupe glass, garnished with a lime wheel

Drink

March 29, 2022

Hemingway Daiquiri

Hemingway Daiquiri

A brief look at the Hemingway Daiquiri history, the story of who invented this famous classic cocktail and where, and how the Hemingway Daiquiri recipe has evolved since it was first created.

Golden hour on St. Simons Island as the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean with orange sun rays bursting out from behind a ring of clouds
Golden hour on St. Simons Island as the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean with orange sun rays bursting out from behind a ring of clouds

Learn

March 27, 2022

Different Is Beautiful

Different Is Beautiful

In a world where it sometimes feels as though originality and creativity go unrewarded, hold true to your convictions and don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd.

A macro view of green Sugo Palm plant leaves unfurling
A macro view of green Sugo Palm plant leaves unfurling

Learn

March 17, 2022

Why Do We Wear Green on St. Patrick's Day?

Why Do We Wear Green on St. Patrick's Day?

What happens if you don’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day? The folklore explained!

Dark storm clouds hovering above a golden yellow and brick orange sunset over the Sidney Lanier Bridge in St. Simons Island, Georgia
Dark storm clouds hovering above a golden yellow and brick orange sunset over the Sidney Lanier Bridge in St. Simons Island, Georgia

Learn

March 14, 2022

War and Peace: A World in Conflict

War and Peace: A World in Conflict

As Russia continues its cruel, inhumane, and unjustified attack on Ukraine, how do we reconcile our personal reality with the reality of what’s happening in the world today?

Irish Coffee cocktail displayed in a clear glass coffee mug, topped with whipped cream, and sitting on a metal coaster with a stack of cocktail books in the background
Irish Coffee cocktail displayed in a clear glass coffee mug, topped with whipped cream, and sitting on a metal coaster with a stack of cocktail books in the background

Drink

March 10, 2022

Joe Sheridan’s Original Irish Coffee

Joe Sheridan’s Original Irish Coffee

Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day quite like a tasty Irish Coffee, and the story behind how the original Irish Coffee recipe came to be is one every Irish Whiskey lover should know.

A painterly, brushstroke-like, pink, orange, yellow and blue sunset over the Sidney Lanier Bridge in St. Simons Island, Georgia
A painterly, brushstroke-like, pink, orange, yellow and blue sunset over the Sidney Lanier Bridge in St. Simons Island, Georgia

Learn

March 8, 2022

Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day

Celebrating the badass women both in my life and in the world who are fighting for equality and who won’t stop until there’s change.

A coral cocktail displayed in a coupe glass
A coral cocktail displayed in a coupe glass

Drink

March 6, 2022

Grapefruit Gimlet

Grapefruit Gimlet

What do you do when you have a bounty of ruby red grapefruits picked fresh from your very own tree? Create a Grapefruit Gimlet recipe of course!

A translucent brick orange-colored cocktail displayed in a vintage Brandy snifter, sitting on a round brass coaster and resting on top of a brown leather trunk
A translucent brick orange-colored cocktail displayed in a vintage Brandy snifter, sitting on a round brass coaster and resting on top of a brown leather trunk

Drink

February 28, 2022

Waffle Iron

Waffle Iron

The nutty sweetness of Italy’s most famous hazelnut liqueur pairs beautifully with Whiskey in this Frangelico cocktail recipe.

A huge, bright golden sun rising out of the ocean amidst a fiery red and orange sky with dark clouds framing it at varying angles
A huge, bright golden sun rising out of the ocean amidst a fiery red and orange sky with dark clouds framing it at varying angles

Learn

February 23, 2022

Free Your Mind of Tomorrow’s Worries

Free Your Mind of Tomorrow’s Worries

Some encouraging words from Morgan Harper Nichols about the importance of living in the present moment that lies before you.

A peach-colored cocktail displayed in a Collins glass filled with ice, garnished with a grapefruit wedge and a silver metal straw, sitting in a round wooden tray with a navy blue couch and a straw lamp in the background
A peach-colored cocktail displayed in a Collins glass filled with ice, garnished with a grapefruit wedge and a silver metal straw, sitting in a round wooden tray with a navy blue couch and a straw lamp in the background

Drink

February 20, 2022

Paloma

Paloma

Homegrown grapefruits add some extra special oomph to this refreshing Paloma cocktail recipe, which is one of Mexico's most famous contributions to the cocktail world.

A creamy beige cocktail displayed in a pink vintage coupe glass, garnished with a sprinkle of nutmeg, and sitting on a round, black coaster on top of a round, straw mat
A creamy beige cocktail displayed in a pink vintage coupe glass, garnished with a sprinkle of nutmeg, and sitting on a round, black coaster on top of a round, straw mat

Drink

February 13, 2022

Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander

Godiva Chocolate Liqueur adds a sophisticated touch to this Brandy Alexander recipe, which is an ode to love and to one of the loves of my life.

A bright pinkish-purple Gin cocktail displayed in a vintage coupe glass against a black background and garnished with a lemon twist
A bright pinkish-purple Gin cocktail displayed in a vintage coupe glass against a black background and garnished with a lemon twist

Drink

February 10, 2022

Bee's Knees

Bee's Knees

Empress Gin adds a touch of color and pizzazz to this classic Bee's Knees cocktail recipe.

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