Brandied Chocolate Manhattan – A Whiskey Cocktail

A chocolate version of a classic Manhattan recipe with our brandied cherries.       We always are fans of the classics and the folks over at Cut Spike Distillery mentioned on Twitter that they were obsessing about Manhattans. They wanted another recipe to try, and of course it prompted us to finish up ourRead more

Root Beer Whiskey Flip Cocktail

Root Beer Whiskey Flip Cocktail in a coupe, bottle behind

Root Beer Whiskey flip with an egg! A twist on a classic whiskey flip cocktail.     One of our daily activities as food bloggers is to look for new and fun ingredients that might make for some good blog posts. Recently we were checking out different whiskeys when we ran across Uncle Bob’s RootRead more

The Red Beet Rye Cocktail – A Whiskey Cocktail

Red Beet Rye Cocktail - Beet shrub and rye whiskey

An interesting mix of flavors, this rye whiskey and red beet shrub cocktail makes for a great drink!     With the weather getting warmer, the season for the classic way to beat the heat, the shrub. Shrubs are a combination of sugar, fruit and vinegar that historically has been a way to preserve fruitRead more

Fired Peach Old Fashioned – A Whiskey Cocktail

A Spicy twist on the classic whiskey cocktail with this Peach Old Fashioned.     This drink is is a twist on one of the most popular classic cocktails, the Old Fashioned, by adding grilled peaches and a spicy kick from Crazy Gringa’s Datil Pepper Hot Sauce. The grilled peach gives a fresh summery sweetnessRead more

Kentucky Derby – Mint Julep Cocktail

Mint Julep for the Kentucky Derby with bourbon, mint simple syrup and ice

Need the classic Kentucky Derby cocktail? Here you go with this classic Mint Julep recipe!       In honor of the Kentucky Derby race, we celebrated by making our own Mint Juleps! The Mint Julep was first prescribed in 1784 for stomach issues, and in 1803 was described in a book in London as,Read more

The Rambler – A Bramble Cocktail

Rambler Cocktail in a rocks glass with oranges and blackberries, whiskey bottle in background

A tart and sweet combo of whiskey blackberry, this is a very refreshing twist on the Bramble Cocktail.     We love the combination of blackberries and bourbon, and when a surplus of blackberries from a brunch found their way into our possession, it was only a matter of time before they ended up inRead more

Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned – A Rye Cocktail

Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned Cocktail in a rocks glass with candied ginger, cherries and clementines on a wooden board

These great old fashioned ingredients are perfect for any time of the year, but this Ginger Old Fashioned is fabulous in the fall and winter! A great combination of flavors, it is a twist on the classic cocktail!     The Old Fashioned has been one of the most popular cocktails in the recent craftRead more

Balsamic Strawberry Smash

An interesting mix of strawberries and balsamic vinegar!     One of the best things about spring is the first crop of strawberries that hits the stores, when the berries are plump and juicy and super sweet. One of our favorite combinations is combining balsamic vinegar with strawberries into a sweet and sour syrup thatRead more

Fresh Tangerine Juice and Basil – A Bourbon Cocktail

A great combo of citrus and herb, this Tangerine Juice cocktail hits the spot with tangerine and basil!     We recently made a batch of basil infused simple syrup after having a bunch of leftover basil after a night of Italian cooking. We love using herb infused syrups to layer in flavor and sweetness,Read more