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

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 this twistRead more

Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned

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 to itsRead 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

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 on variousRead more