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

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

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 Bourbon Barrel Cocktail

Smoked Bourbon Cocktails have such an interesting flavor, as does this Bourbon Barrel.     Recently we went out to a great cocktail place here in Omaha called The Berry & Rye where we had a fantastic drink called the Trinidad Smoke, a fantastic rum cocktail that is smoked with tobacco smoke in a smallRead 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

Apple Manhattan – Apple Cider Cocktail

Apple Cider Manhattan - A whiskey Cocktail

Apple Cider is one of our favorite parts of fall, and it is great combined in this twist on the classic cocktail! We love Manhattan cocktail variations like this Apple Manhattan!     Every year we take a trip down to Nebraska City to one of of our local orchards where we meet the grandparentsRead more

St Patrick’s Day Cocktail – Ad Bodharn Whiskey Cocktail

A perfect cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day, this Irish whiskey cocktail is sure to please everyone not drinking green beer!     Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s day, so there are lots of folks who will be pounding cheap green beer, or maybe if they are lucky, drinking a Guinness.  However, many self respectingRead more