The Bourbon Sweetheart – A Whiskey Cocktail

The perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail to share with your love! A combo of bourbon and strawberries, cheers!     With Valentine’s Day coming up, this cocktail is sure to be perfect for the bourbon lover in your life. Since Valentine’s Day is all about spoiling your love, why not make them a cocktail that isRead more

The Red Hound Cranberry Cocktail

The Red Hound Cocktail made with cranberry, fresh grapefruit, elderflower liqueur and vodka, in a rocks glass and garnished with cranberries and straws, on a wooden table.

The Red Hound is a twist on a classic vodka cranberry cocktail! Read below for the history, cheers!     This cocktail is an update on the classic cocktail called the Greyhound, which was reputed to have been concocted by the famous American bartender Harry Craddock in the 1920s and was mentioned in his SavoyRead more

Fresh Squeezed Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

Fresh Squeezed Moscow Mule - orange juice, ginger beer, vodka, lime juice

Moscow Mule variations are always a good choice of cocktail that uses some of the fantastic oranges that are in season right now to add a sunny brightness to this orange Moscow Mule.     We started out by squeezing the juice of a whole orange into a mixing glass. Pour the orange juice thruRead more

The Blood and Bourbon – Blood Orange Cocktail

Blood and Bourbon, made with fresh squeezed Blood Orange Juice, Bourbon, Simple syrup and a dash of lemon. Finished with aromatic bitters. Glass by Joy Jolt.

A great combination of juice of blood orange bourbon cocktail!     One of the best things about winter is the abundance of fantastic citrus that fills the stores. The bright fresh fruits bring a much needed burst of sunny warmth to the chill of winter! Plus, they make for some wonderful ingredients that canRead more

Muddled Blackberry Gin Smash Cocktail

Muddled Blackberry Gin Cocktail in highball glasses

A great mix of muddled berries and tartness from the lemon, this Muddled Blackberry Gin cocktail is a perfect sipper!     Every now and then we have days where we have tons of activities on our plate, and when we finally get a chance to sit down and take a break, it is niceRead more

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

Bourbon Coffee

Need something to warm up with? Try this Bourbon Coffee!     With the snowflakes flying, those winter evenings with friends call for some warming winter cheer. We love the classic standard of coffee and Baileys Irish Cream to beat the chill, but it is always nice to have another option to share with ourRead 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

White Hot Chocolate

White Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Vodka

A great way to warm up during the holiday season, this White Hot Chocolate hits the spot.     In thinking about Christmas, I always think of snow, but if this year’s weather is any indicator we won’t be having any! But, in the spirit of the holiday, I thought I would try out aRead more