The Rambler’s Ruby – A Tiki Cocktail

Close up of a pair of tiki glasses filled with The Rambler's Ruby, a tiki cocktail garnished with brandied cherries and a bruleed grapefruit.

A fabulous gin and mezcal Tiki Cocktail, that takes away the winter doldrums!       When you hear the word Tiki, you typically think of being served a sweet rum soaked cocktail full of fruit (and we love those!) but as more folks explore the world of Tiki, all kinds of drinks are beingRead more

Fall in Paradise – A Pineapple and Rum Cocktail

Fresh pineapple and candied cherries garnish the Fall in Paradise cocktail, a tiki cocktail full or great flavors!

A pineapple tiki cocktail to warm you up in the chilly weather!       When most people think of a tropical or tiki cocktail, they usually are thinking of sipping a drink by a pool on a warm summer’s day, but if you are like us and live in a spot where winter willRead more

The Recap – A Port Wine Cocktail

Two Recap Cocktails, made with Bin 27 Port Wine, amaro, mint and lemon sits in front of holiday decor, a gold double jigger and a bottle of port wine.

AlsoCheck out this fabulous Port wine cocktail to close out the year, and celebrate the new one coming!       With the new year fast approaching, we find ourselves looking forward to celebrating what the future might bring, but we also want to remember the past that made us who we are today! TakingRead more

Blackberry Sazerac and a visit to St. George Distilling

A blackberry sazerac cocktail featuring St George Spirits Absinthe Verde sits ready to drink.

Check out our visit to a Bay Area Distillery on our latest trip! We also developed a blackberry sazerac cocktail featuring the products!       Have you ever smelled a room filled with perfectly ripe pears? Luckily we have and it is amazing, especially when that room happens to also hold a craft distillery! Read more

Tropical Rum Punch – A Rum Cocktail

A tropical Rum Punch cocktail makes a great drink!

Need a pick me up for these cold winter days? We have the tropical rum punch cocktail for you, then!       Around the holidays our schedule always seems to be one big crazy tangle of activities, from holiday concerts for the kids, hanging decorations and shopping for gifts, but somehow we manage toRead more

Homemade Allspice Dram – For Tiki Cocktails

Homemade Allspice Dram

Allspice Dram is a great addition to any cocktail, but especially Tiki Cocktails!       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 nutmegRead more

The Japanese Sidecar A iichiko Silhouette Shochu Cocktail

The Japanese Sidecar with iichicko Silhouette shochu

Using a Japanese Barley Liquor for this Shochu cocktail, we made a twist on the classic sidecar!       One of the coolest parts about developing and writing about cocktails and spirits is when we discover a spirit that was totally unknown to us. Sometimes we find new spirits when we travel (does anyoneRead more

Grilled Tangerine Frozen Negroni – A Negroni Week Cocktail

Tangerine Frozen Negroni - Negroni Week Campari Cocktail

A frozen Negroni version for Negroni week!       Whenever June rolls around, we know it is Negroni Time and the return of Negroni Week. Started by Imbibe Magazine and Campari in 2013, Negroni Week has spread all over the globe as a way to celebrate the Negroni while giving back to charities.  Read more

The Cherry Blossom – A Sake and Gin Cocktail

The Cherry Blossom Cocktail - A Sake and Gin Cocktail

Perfect for celebrating the spring Cherry Blossom festival, this spring sake and gin cocktail is sure to please!       Living in a state that definitely has a winter season, we always are looking forward to the arrival of spring, the warm days letting us get back outside and enjoy the sunny days. HereRead more

The Nene Bird – A Rum and Campari Tiki Cocktail

The Nene Bird - A Rum and Campari Cocktail

A great tropical tiki rum pineapple Campari cocktail!     We love a good classic cocktail, and spend a lot of time perusing old cocktail recipe books and menus and making our versions of them. One area we haven’t really hit is the world of Tiki, that mythical world of tropical drinks, flaming mugs andRead more