Watermelon Strawberry Smash

The hot days of summer are perfect for growing watermelons, and with our summer finally getting enough sustained heat to ripen the local watermelons it was time to bust out the watermelon cocktails. I experimented with a couple of different combinations before I settled in on one I liked, which combined watermelon, strawberries, basil andRead more

The English Affair

This cocktail is a spin on Brett Elser’s  London’s First Love Affair, which was the winning entry for the Southern region of the Broker’s Gin Bowler’s Cup cocktail contest.  Since I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand (oregat syrup) I decided to change things up a bit and modify the recipe.   Refreshingly sweet withRead more

The Last Word – A Gin and Chartreuse Cocktail

 Nice and boozy, this classic cocktail, The Last Word, 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 andRead more