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A selfie of a man and woman in front of the Sonoma Valley from the overlook at the Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards in Sonoma California.


We started The Gastronom in 2012 thinking that we would do restaurant reviews, but with having two small boys, we quickly realized that our idea wouldn’t be feasible! We instead switched over to making recipes, quickly realizing that our cocktail and alcoholic recipes seemed to be doing the best, so we started focusing on those, which turned into the cocktail blog we have today.



Jay and Leah have been married almost 19 years and live in Omaha, Nebraska with our two boys, 14 and 11. We are lovers of cooking at home, swimming in our pool, travel and of course, cocktails! You will notice we reference each other sometimes as Mr and Mrs Nom, which after starting the blog are our affectionate nicknames for each other! Both of us love to entertain, and believe that food and drink not only nourishes us but feeds the soul! We are all about local culinary scenes, unique cocktail ingredients and spirited travel. Please see our Work with Us page if applicable.



We met at Oklahoma State University, where Jay majored in Engineering, where he still does this at his day job. Leah majored in Hotel and Restaurant management, and was a restaurant manager with over 10 years in the service industry.



Unsure about where to start? Try some of our favorites below!

Close up of a pair of tiki glasses filled with The Rambler's Ruby, a tiki cocktail garnished with brandied cherries and a bruleed grapefruit.Rambler’s Ruby


Wine at Benessere

Wine Country Visit


Strawberry Limeade Gin and Tonic CocktailStrawberry Limeade Gin & Tonic


Peppermint Vodka and Kahlua Mocha MarshmallowsPeppermint Mocha Boozy Marshmallows



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Vera Jean

Thursday 3rd of October 2019

for your apple milkshake, it yields 4, but what is one serving size? does it yield 4 8oz cups, 16oz?

The 'Noms.

Thursday 3rd of October 2019

Hi there! I believe we have the serving as between 2-4, just depends on how much you want. It makes about 3 cups total, so anywhere between 12 oz each for 2, or 6 oz each for 4. Hope that helps, cheers!

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