The Smoked Cherry – A Bourbon & 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

The Champs Elysees – A Calvados Brandy Cocktail

Champs Elysee -A_Calvados Brandy Cocktail

A great classic Calvados and green chartreuse cocktail, of French origin.       We love exploring classic cocktail books and revisiting classic cocktails. This week we head back to one of our favorite books, Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail. It might be the definitive collection of Pre-Prohibition era cocktails. One cocktail that caught our eyeRead more

Tom and Jerry – A Brandy Cocktail

Tom-and-Jerry-brandy-cocktail

This is a family tradition cocktail, the Tom and Jerry, 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 a bigRead more

Apple Cider Brandy Creme Brulee

Apple Cider Brandy Creme Brulee

A perfect fall dessert with apple cider and apple brandy, this creme brulee will please!     We recently had a night out at a restaurant where they offered one of our favorite desserts, creme brulee.  The combination of smooth creamy custard and the hot caramelized sugar crust on the top makes for an elegantRead more

Brandy and Blackberry Lavender Shrub – A Brandy Cocktail

Brandy and Blackberry Lavender Shrub Cocktail

A Blackberry Lavender shrub with brandy makes for a great cocktail!     Summer is the season for shrub based cocktails, and we have definitely been in a mood for tart fruity cocktails, and our Brandy and Blackberry Lavender Shrub cocktail certainly fits the bill! We love using shrubs to add a rich tart flavorRead more

The Normandy Flower – A Calvados Cocktail

An interesting combo of flavors, we encourage you to try this Calvados cocktail!     Certain ingredients invoke a seasonal feel, and while they may be perfect for that season, exploring other ways to use a flavor outside of its seasonal time is a great way to try new things. One of these ingredients isRead 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 days thanRead more

The Superlative Juvenile – A Gin Cocktail

Superlative Juvenile Cocktail

A refreshing light cocktail, perfect for sipping, is this gin and pomegranate combination!!     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 Year’s cocktails here for you to celebrate the New Year in style! Cheers to the new year!  

20 Cocktails to get your Christmas party started!

The following 20 Christmas cocktails recipes will get you in the mood at your upcoming Christmas party! Lots of different flavors and choices! You will have a tough choice to pick just one!       A big thanks to all of our fellow bloggers for all the great Christmas Cocktail ideas!      Read more