The Blood and Sand – Classic Scotch Cocktail

A liquor forward scotch cocktail that is a classic!     Scotch is one of Mr. Nom’s favorite spirits, but it isn’t one of those that is found in a lot of cocktails. There is a big school of thought that using any scotch in a cocktail is sacrilege, as many drinkers think that aRead more

Booze and Chill: Rye Old Fashioned No Churn Ice Cream

Boozy ice cream based on a classic Old Fashioned Cocktail!     Homemade ice cream is one of our favorite things to make in the summer, and both of us have memories from our childhood of the ice cream machine droning away and the sound of the ice cubes and rock salt crunching and rubbingRead more

Brandied Chocolate Manhattan – A Whiskey Cocktail

A chocolate version of a classic brandy Manhattan with our brandied cherries.     We always are fans of the classics and when the folks over at Cut Spike Distillery mentioned on Twitter that they were obsessing about Manhattans and wanted another recipe to try, it prompted us to finish up our experimentation on thisRead more

Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned – A Rye Cocktail

A great old fashioned great any time of the year, but this one 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 craft cocktail craze, partially due toRead 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 Last Word – A Gin and Chartreuse Cocktail

 Nice and boozy, this classic cocktail makes the most of the flavors of Chartreuse and Luxardo! Cheers!     Recently we bought a bottle of Chartreuse, a herbal liqueur distilled by Carthusian Monks of France that contains 130 herbs plants and flowers.  I had been seeing a number of amazing looking and sounding cocktails onRead more