Earl Grey Manhattan and a Visit to Anchor Distilling

An Earl Grey Manhattan cocktail

A Tour of Anchor Distilling in San Francisco and a Rye Whiskey cocktail! See our great experience! A lot of folks we know collect things like a t-shirt or a magnet from the places they travel, but what do we come home with? Bottles of delightful spirits of course! One thing we love to doRead more

A Trip To Wine Country – Visiting the Russian River Valley

The Caves at Thomas George Estates Winery!

More of our trip to California Wine Country – Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Dry Creek, along with Napa and Sonoma Valleys! Cheers! We got to northern California about a week after the fires had broken out and headed up towards our vacation rental near Guerneville, which is a small town to the westRead more

Holiday Berry Sparkler – A Holiday Cocktail

The Holiday Berry Sparkler Cocktail features Smirnoff Ice Original and Smirnoff Ice Strawberry, apple cider, cranberry simple syrup and and triple sec to make a delightfully delicious holiday party drink!

This sparkling holiday cocktail is perfect for the upcoming season of parties and events! We loved the flavor combination of tart and sweet in this drink, and the addition of some homemade cranberry simple syrup to make it even more holiday themed! The Holiday Berry Sparkler is a definite drink to make for your nextRead more

Citrus Asian Chicken Wings

Citrus Asian Chicken Wings with cliantro and green onions with Smirnoff Ice

We love a great appetizer during the holidays as we do a lot of entertaining, and we are always looking for something new we can make to share with our guests. We were approached by the folks at Smirnoff Ice to create some holiday appetizers using Smirnoff Ice, so this was a great excuse toRead more

Caramel Green Apple Cocktail

Detail shot of the caramel green apple cocktail featuring Smirnoff Ice Green Apple.

So we love getting together with friends and family during the holidays at various parties and events, and somehow we always get elected or we volunteer to bring the cocktails, hmm, we wonder why? These Caramel Green Apple Cocktails will fulfill a lot of requests for a unique drink during this season! This post containsRead more

Tomato Water Bloody Mary

Tomato Water Bloody Mary Cocktails

Let’s talk for a second about that classic brunch cocktail that helps chase away hangovers and in some cases comes with a full meal in the glass, the Bloody Mary! A favorite of weekend breakfasts, fancy brunch spots, and dive bars alike, there is no definitive recipe for the Bloody Mary, but a couple ofRead more

Napa is Open and Needs You!

A toast to great friends at Frog's Leap Winery!
A toast to great friends at Frog's Leap Winery!

If you have watched the news over the last few weeks, you probably saw some footage of the horrific wildfires that swept through Santa Rosa, California and the nearby Sonoma and Napa Valleys. If you have a trip planned in the next few months, you might be tempted to cancel your trip and stay atRead more

Bourbon Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Bourbon and bacon cinnamon rolls are a perfect fall treat.

When the weather starts turning cooler and the leaves start changing colors, we get a hankering for some fresh baked goods! Here in Nebraska, one of the most popular baked goods is a cinnamon roll! And while a good cinnamon roll is a glorious thing, what makes anything better? How about adding a little baconRead more

Homemade Allspice Dram

Homemade Allspice Dram

With fall coming, it is the time for everything pumpkin spice and apple cider which means it is time to find new ways to bring delicious warm baking spices into our cocktails. Most people think about cinnamon and nutmeg when you think about warm baking spices, but the folks from the land of Tiki drinksRead more