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The Woodsman - An Apple Brandy and Ginger Cocktail

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Brandy Cocktails

Brandy and Cognac cocktails make us think so much of classic craft cocktails. They can be very boozy, very traditional, but also very nontraditional.

Brandy and Cognac are fun liquors to use in many drinks, and can vary in flavor and taste. The base for these liquors are distilled wine, and as such are usually made in regions near where wine is made, such as France or Northern California.

We love the Woodsman, a combo of applejack and maple, perfect for fall. Or, our homemade brandied cherries, which go in so many of our craft cocktails!

Brandied Chocolate Manhattan – A Whiskey Cocktail

A chocolate version of a classic Manhattan recipe with our brandied cherries.   We always are fans of the classic cocktails, and the classic Manhattan was invented in the 1870s at the Manhattan Club in New York. This chocolate Manhattan is typical of the cocktails from this period that were plenty boozy and not overly …

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How to Make Slow Cooker Mulled Wine with Cranberry Wine

This delicious cranberry wine is a slow cooker mulled wine. It’s an easy and quick cocktail for the holidays, or all winter long!   If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you already know that we are huge fans of serving big batch cocktails for holiday gatherings! Mulled wine is another great choice as …

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How to Make Orgeat Syrup and What to Do With It?

This homemade orgeat syrup recipe is easy to make, and perfect for some fun cocktails, drinks and even coffee!   Orgeat (It’s pronounced “or-zsa” kinda like Zsa Zsa Gabor, so it’s or-zsa-zsa, LOL!) and is kind of like liquid marzipan. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get on with this recipe …

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The Pineapple Express Punch

This pineapple juice and rum cocktail is a great tiki based drink. Refreshing and flavorful!   The Pineapple Express Punch is named after the yearly weather phenomenon that tends to occur around the holidays out on the west coast. These storms come across the Pacific from Hawaii. They bring the rainy season and cool weather …

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10 Elegant Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Want some fancy cocktails for your Elegant Valentine’s Day Cocktails celebration?   Want some fancy cocktails that aren’t necessarily pink for Valentine’s Day? We have some great choices for you! Some of these are pink, but are based on classics, perfect for celebrating the day of romance! We hope that you get some inspiration from …

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45 Red and Pink Valentine’s Cocktails

Pink Valentine’s Day Cocktails that will help you celebrate!   These pink drinks are great for celebrating, and perfect for the season! Pink cocktails are fun and remind everyone of love, which is what Valentine’s Day is all about! Cheers to these pink Valentine’s Day cocktails!   Check out our Valentine’s Day recommendations!     …

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Grindelwald’s Goblet – Fantastic Beasts Halloween Cocktail

This color changing Halloween Harry Potter Cocktail celebrates the new movie The Crimes of Grindelwald, and the Harry Potter Universe!   We are big fan’s of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books and the fantastic immersive world that she created in these stories and after the books, the movies! One thing we always liked about the …

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