The Blood and Sand

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 a beautifully crafted scotch is already the perfect libation. However, we areRead more

Booze and Chill: Rye Old Fashioned No Churn Ice Cream

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 rubbing along the freezer drum as it churns away. Every summer you canRead more

Brandied Chocolate Manhattan

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 this twist of the classic Manhattan.  Invented in the 1870s at the Manhattan Club inRead more

Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned has been one of the most popular cocktails in the recent craft cocktail craze, partially due to its popularity from Mad Men and America’s thirst for whiskey.  Technically one of the “original” cocktails, the Old Fashioned is appropriately named, dating back to the 1880’s, where it was commonly consumed in the heartRead 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

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 on various sites that all used Chartreuse, so being intrigued I set out to find a drink that would beRead more