The Pineapple Express Punch

Cocktail in snifter, mint and cherry garnish

This pineapple juice and rum cocktail is a great tiki based drink. Refreshing and flavorful!     The Pineapple Express Punch is named after the yearly weather phenomenon that tends to occur around the holidays out on the west coast. These storms come across the Pacific from Hawaii. They bring the rainy season and coolRead more

The Smoked Cherry – A Bourbon and Brandy Cocktail

The Smoked Cherry - a Bourbon and Brandy cocktail

Check out our Smoked Cherry cocktail, using our fun smoking gun! A great combination of bourbon and brandy in this smoked cocktail!       This past Christmas, we got a new toy to add to our arsenal of kitchen tools, a smoking gun! We have been wanting to play with a smoking gun toRead more

Tom and Jerry – A Brandy Cocktail

Tom-and-Jerry-brandy-cocktail

This is a family tradition cocktail, the Tom and Jerry drink, one that we have every year! Cheers!     Every year after the turkey and trimmings have been consumed and about the time everyone starts to get hungry for pie, someone will break out the mixer and the hot water and make up aRead more

25 Cocktails to Celebrate Spring!

Raspberry Gimlet Cocktail - gin, lime juice, raspberries and simple syrup in a coupe

Some great spring cocktails to celebrate the warming weather!       Those first warm days of spring always feel so wonderful, the warm sun, twittering birds and spring plants bursting into flower makes you want to sit outside and just enjoy shaking off the winter doldrums. What better way to celebrate these glorious daysRead more

The Superlative Juvenile – Pomegranate Cocktail

Superlative Juvenile Cocktail

A refreshing light cocktail, perfect for sipping, is this gin and pomegranate cocktail!!     In an earlier post, I talked about how my exposure to some of the incredible craft cocktails at places like The Boiler Room and J.Coco’s inspired me to want to learn more about the art of the cocktail.  About thisRead more

Ring in the New Year with these 18 Celebratory Cocktails

We have a great collection of New Years Eve Drinks here for you to celebrate the New Year in style! Cheers to the new year!     These New Years Eve Drinks are sure to please everyone at your holiday party. Something for everyone, most of these are super easy cocktails so you won’t beRead more

25 Cocktails to Toast Autumn

Cocktail with spices around

Cocktails to celebrate the falling leaves of autumn, these autumn cocktails will hit the spot!     If you need some ideas for cocktails this fall – how about 25 of them? We have all different kinds to offer you! There are so many autumnal flavors listed here – cranberry, apple, orange, pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon……yum!)Read more

Brandied Chocolate Manhattan – A Whiskey Cocktail

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

Blood Orange Sidecar – Blood Orange Cocktail

Blood orange sidecars in vintage cocktail coupe and garnished with blood orange wheels.

A fabulous winter version of the classic sidecar, with blood orange juice, this Blood Orange Cocktail is perfect!     In the world of cocktails, there are nearly an infinitive variety of cocktails that are offered up to drinkers, but there are some cocktails that are considered great as a foundation for building on. OneRead 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