The Woodsman – Brandy Cocktail

The Woodsman - An Apple Brandy and Ginger Cocktail

Perfectly compromised of fall flavors, this maple and brandy cocktail is perfect for sipping on those cool autumn nights.       During the long winter evenings we like to find cocktails that are good for sipping on. Especially while enjoying a good book and a roaring fire. While a good hot toddy or aRead more

Maple Old Fashioned – A Bourbon Cocktail

Maple Old Fashioned

This Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail recipe is perfect for the fall, or all winter long! A sweet version of the classic, with some nutty and baked flavors, too, for this Maple Cocktail!     The Old Fashioned might be the most famous and original American cocktail. Likewise Thanksgiving was originally an American holiday so weRead more

The T and T Sour – Amaro Cocktails

These Amaro cocktails hit the spot!     Back in 2009, one of the strangest cocktails to ever cross the bar rail made bartenders and cocktail nerd alike raise their eyebrows. it was a cocktail made primarily from Angostura Bitters and it hit the cocktail competition circuit. Normally cocktails use just a dash or twoRead more

Rio Rose Cocktail – A Grapefruit Cocktail

Rio Rose Cocktail

Bourbon and grapefruit with rosemary? Is there a better combo? This grapefruit cocktail will please!     One of the best parts about the cold snowy days of February is the amazing deals you can get on great citrus. We always find ourselves walking out with produce bags stuffed with fresh citrus destined to beRead more

Pumpkin Harvest – Fall Cocktails

A perfect fall pumpkin and bourbon cocktail! One of our great fall bourbon drinks!       Living in Nebraska gives us a unique opportunity to experience harvest time as our state is still quite closely connected with the farms where the produce comes from.  Even living in Omaha, we see fields being harvested onRead 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

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

The Pineapple Express Punch

The Pineapple Express Punch is named after the yearly weather phenomenon that tends to occur around the holidays out on the west coast with storms coming across the Pacific from Hawaii bringing the rainy season and cool weather.  This year, the Pineapple Express has wrecked havoc on California with heavy rain and nearly hurricane forceRead more

The Lumière – A Chartreuse Cocktail

The Lumiere Cocktail - a combination of gin, green chartreuse and St Germain Elderflower liqueur #cocktail #cocktails #gin

A great drink that we have fallen in love with, the Lumiere Cocktail. A classic combination.     While attending the recent Grand Opening of Spirit World I purchased a bottle of St. Germain, a French elderflower liqueur that I have always had mixed in cocktails as a complementary spirit to add a bit ofRead more

Apple Cider Brandy Sidecar – A Brandy Cocktail

The apple cider sidecar, with brandy, apple cider, cointreau, fresh lemon and bitters.

A perfect fall cocktail, but great for anytime of year with the fresh grapefruit juice, this Apple Cider Brandy Sidecar is wonderful!     Our children are obsessed with apple cider, so needless to say, we have a lot of it in our house. Conveniently, we just happen to live near a whole bunch ofRead more