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

The Monk’s Muse – Gin and Chartreuse Cocktail

The Monk's Muse A Gin & Chartreuse Cocktail

Another favorite combination of gin and chartreuse in this cocktail!       We recently rediscovered our bottle of Chartreuse after having a drink on a recent date night that prominently featured it. After having just one sip, the bottle we had somehow misplaced into the back of our liquor cabinet popped into our headRead more

The Smoked Cherry – A Bourbon and Brandy Cocktail

The Smoked Cherry - a Bourbon and Brandy cocktail

Check out our Smoked Cherry cocktail, using our fun smoking gun! A great combination of bourbon and brandy in this smoked cocktail!       This past Christmas, we got a new toy to add to our arsenal of kitchen tools, a smoking gun! We have been wanting to play with a smoking gun toRead more

The Champs Elysees – A Calvados Brandy Cocktail

Champs Elysee -A_Calvados Brandy Cocktail

A great classic Calvados and green chartreuse cocktail, of French origin.       We love exploring classic cocktail books and revisiting classic cocktails. This week we head back to one of our favorite books, Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail. It might be the definitive collection of Pre-Prohibition era cocktails. One cocktail that caught our eyeRead more

The Peaty Pera – A Scotch Whisky Cocktail

The Peaty Pera - A Scotch Whisky Cocktail

A Scotch, pear and Amaro cocktail! This Scotch Whisky Cocktail is great for winter.     Winter is the time for hearty drinks full of flavor, and we are always thinking about ways we can make cocktails with big bold flavors. Scotch is a spirit that definitely packs a big bold flavor and a niceRead more

The Woodsman – An Applejack and Maple Cocktail

The Woodsman - An Apple Brandy and Ginger Cocktail

Perfectly compromised of fall flavors, this apple brandy and maple cocktail is perfect for sipping on those cool autumn nights.       During the long winter evenings we like to find cocktails that are good for sipping on. Especially while enjoying a good book and a roaring fire. While a good hot toddy orRead more

The Roast and Toast – A Bourbon and Coffee Cocktail

The Roast and Toast - A Bourbon and Coffee Cocktail

A great winter amaro cocktail, with warm flavors, but cold brew coffee, this is a great treat where you can use fire for the garnish!     We were playing around with some of our boozy marshmallows and one thing we kept doing was toasting them because lets be honest, who doesn’t like toasting marshmallows?Read more