The Effervescent Redhead

We received a number of great bottles for Christmas, so of course just like our kids, we were really excited to play with our new toys.  One of the bottles we received was Ginger Liqueur, which has a nice spicy and sweet bite with a great ginger aroma that would be perfect in a niceRead more

Affogato Recipe- One of the Italian Coffee Desserts

Want coffee and dessert, all in one? Try this delightful mix of coffee and ice cream in this Affogato!     While we are totally passionate about cocktails, we are also very passionate about coffee! Our favorite way to start the morning and chase away the cobwebs is to start the day with a strongRead more

The Bourbon Barrel Cocktail

Smoked Bourbon Cocktails have such an interesting flavor, as does this Bourbon Barrel.     Recently we went out to a great cocktail place here in Omaha called The Berry & Rye where we had a fantastic drink called the Trinidad Smoke, a fantastic rum cocktail that is smoked with tobacco smoke in a smallRead more

The Lumière – A Chartreuse Cocktail

The Lumiere Cocktail - a combination of gin, green chartreuse and St Germain Elderflower liqueur #cocktail #cocktails #gin

A great drink that we have fallen in love with, the Lumiere Cocktail. A classic combination.     While attending the recent Grand Opening of Spirit World I purchased a bottle of St. Germain, a French elderflower liqueur that I have always had mixed in cocktails as a complementary spirit to add a bit ofRead more

Apple Cider Brandy Sidecar – A Brandy Cocktail

The apple cider sidecar, with brandy, apple cider, cointreau, fresh lemon and bitters.

A perfect fall cocktail, but great for anytime of year with the fresh grapefruit juice, this Apple Cider Brandy Sidecar is wonderful!     Our children are obsessed with apple cider, so needless to say, we have a lot of it in our house. Conveniently, we just happen to live near a whole bunch ofRead more

Apple Manhattan – Apple Cider Cocktail

Apple Cider Manhattan - A whiskey Cocktail

Apple Cider is one of our favorite parts of fall, and it is great combined in this twist on the classic cocktail! We love Manhattan cocktail variations like this Apple Manhattan!     Every year we take a trip down to Nebraska City to one of of our local orchards where we meet the grandparentsRead more

The English Affair

This cocktail is a spin on Brett Elser’s  London’s First Love Affair, which was the winning entry for the Southern region of the Broker’s Gin Bowler’s Cup cocktail contest.  Since I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand (oregat syrup) I decided to change things up a bit and modify the recipe.   Refreshingly sweet withRead more

The Last Word Cocktail

The Last Word Cocktail in a tall coupe glass with a jigger and bottles of gin, green chartreuse and maraschino liqueur.

 Nice and boozy, this classic cocktail, The Last Word, makes the most of the flavors of Chartreuse and Luxardo! Cheers!     Recently we bought a bottle of Chartreuse, a herbal liqueur distilled by Carthusian Monks of France that contains 130 herbs plants and flowers.  I had been seeing a number of amazing looking andRead more

The Blizzard Cocktail

A great winter cocktail to warm up with, the Blizzard.     Cool evenings are a perfect reason to enjoy a a warm cocktail.  This one is based on the recipe by Charles Corpion of the Four Seasons.  The Blizzard Cocktail is based on the classic coffee and Bailey’s Irish Cream, but adding some hazelnutRead more