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

Rye Old Fashioned No Churn Ice Cream – Alcoholic Ice Cream

Alcoholic ice cream based on a classic Old Fashioned Cocktail!     Homemade ice cream is one of our favorite things to make in the summer. Both of us have memories from our childhood of the Breville Smart Scoop Ice Cream Compressor droning away and the sound of the ice cubes and rock salt crunchingRead more

25 Cocktails to Celebrate Spring!

Raspberry Gimlet Cocktail - gin, lime juice, raspberries and simple syrup in a coupe

Some great spring cocktails to celebrate the warming weather!       Those first warm days of spring always feel so wonderful, the warm sun, twittering birds and spring plants bursting into flower makes you want to sit outside and just enjoy shaking off the winter doldrums. What better way to celebrate these glorious daysRead more

Irish Sour – A Whiskey Cocktail

Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, or anytime, this Irish Sour is one of our great Irish whiskey cocktails!     When Saint Patrick’s Day rolls around everyone wants to be Irish for a day! Our Facebook feeds and Instagram accounts are filled with green clad folks and equally green drinks. While the occasional green drinkRead more

The French Tart – Elderflower Cocktail

We used a unique gin in this elderflower cocktail, but any gin and grapefruit juice will do!     We occasionally run across recipes that immediately pique our interest, many times from some of our fellow food bloggers. Usually we end up putting these interesting recipes on our list of things to make! This isRead 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

El Mayor Tequila Dinner and Best Tequila Drinks

One of our tasty fall tequila cocktail recipes, this tequila and pear combination is a great way to celebrate autumn!     We were recently invited to a tequila tasting and dinner by the folks at El Mayor Tequila and Hy-Vee to introduce El Mayor’s small batch tequila to the Midwest market, with Hy-Vee featuringRead more

Christmas Old Fashioned – A Rye Whiskey Cocktail

Christmas Old Fashioned - A Rye Cocktail with Cranberry Syrup

We love a good Old Fashioned cocktail, and this Cranberry Christmas Old Fashioned is perfect for the holidays! Cranberry Simple Syrup, Rye and bitters are a great combo!     We love a great Old Fashioned, but it is nice to occasionally mix it up with some seasonal additions. With Christmas coming up, we decidedRead more

Cranberry Orange Shrub Cocktail

Shrubs are usually in summer cocktails, but we loved this flavor combination for the holidays in this shrub cocktail!     The holidays bring lots of great seasonal flavors, one of the best being the fresh tart flavor of cranberries. Lots of classic Thanksgiving and Christmas dishes use cranberries, but probably the most famous cranberryRead more