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

The Scofflaw – A Rye Cocktail

The Scofflaw Cocktail

A classic cocktail, this Scofflaw is a great sipper!     One of the coolest things about our cocktail hobby is the chance to explore classic cocktails and learn about the history of some of these classic drinks.  One such drink is the whiskey based cocktail, The Scofflaw, a drink born in Paris in theRead more

The Bourbon Sweetheart – A Whiskey Cocktail

Pink cocktail in highball glass, black/white straw

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 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