The Smoked Cherry – A Bourbon & Brandy Cocktail

The Smoked Cherry - a Bourbon and Brandy 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 to make cocktails for a while after seeing one used at our favorite bar to make a smoked cocktail. This smoked cocktail is one that weRead more

The Champs Elysees – A Calvados Brandy Cocktail

Champs Elysee -A_Calvados Brandy Cocktail

We love exploring classic cocktail books and revisiting classic cocktails, so this week we head back to one of our favorite books, Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail book, which might be the definitive collection of Pre-Prohibition era cocktails. One cocktail that caught our eye was the Champs Elysees, a classic French cocktail that just exudes elegance.Read more

Tom and Jerry – A Brandy Cocktail

Tom-and-Jerry-brandy-cocktail

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 big batch of hot drinks called the Tom and Jerry. For us, breaking out the Tom and Jerry drinks isRead more

Apple Cider Brandy Creme Brulee

Apple Cider Brandy Creme Brulee

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 elegant delicious dessert. Its one of those desserts that makes you look like an amazing cook, but theRead more

Brandy and Blackberry Lavender Shrub – A Brandy Cocktail

Brandy and Blackberry Lavender Shrub 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 flavor to cocktails. We also like to use shrubs for their original purpose ofRead more

The Normandy Flower – A Calvados Cocktail

Certain ingredients invoke a seasonal feel, and while they may be perfect for that season, branching out and exploring other ways to use a flavor outside of its seasonal time is a great way to try new things. One of these ingredients is apple brandy, which folks normally associate with all the warm spices andRead more

25 Cocktails to Celebrate Spring!

A tart tipple sure to quench your thirst!

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 than to get the deck chairs out and sit in the patioRead more

Ring in the New Year with these 18 Celebratory Cocktails

We have a great collection of New Years cocktails here for you to celebrate 2016 in style! Cheers to the new year!

20 Cocktails to get your Christmas party started!

The following 20 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 ideas! Cheers!