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 Gin Cocktail

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

A great cocktail that we have fallen in love with, the Lumiere. 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 of sweetnessRead more

Apple Cider 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 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 of orchardsRead more

Apple Cider Manhattan – A Whiskey 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 Cider Manhattan!     Every year we take a trip down to Nebraska City to one of of our local orchards where we meet theRead more

Spiked Strawberry Punch

One of the best parts of spring is the fresh strawberries that start appearing in the stores and markets.   We found a nice flat of fresh strawberries and put our mind to finding some new ways to enjoy the strawberries.  A classic way to enjoy fruit is in a cocktail, and fresh strawberries can makeRead 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