A Mexican Mint Julep – A Mezcal Cocktail

The Mexican Mint Julep is a mezcal cocktail served in a rocks glass and topped with jalepeno and fresh mint.

In the spirit of both Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby, here is a Mexican mint julep cocktail to celebrate them together!     So what do you do when two celebrations fall on the same day? In the spring there aren’t a whole lot of holidays or events that call for big celebrations,Read more

Toasted Cream Irish Coffee – An Irish Whiskey Cocktail

A mug of Toasted Cream Irish Coffee garnished with Lucky Charm's Marshmallow

A coffee and Irish whiskey cocktail. How can you go wrong with this Toasted Cream Irish Coffee?       We are both big fans of coffee and you would be hard pressed to find a morning where we don’t have a big mug of coffee in hand. Coffee even finds a way into ourRead more

A Visit to Sonoma’s Spirited Side – Prohibition Spirits

Woman standing at the bar of the Prohibition Spirits Tasting Room in Sonoma, California

Check out our trip to an amazing Sonoma Valley distillery! We also used their Nocino to make a fabulous walnut rum old fashioned cocktail!       When most people think about visiting Sonoma, they envision rolling hills covered in grapevines and beautiful tasting rooms! But, there is a whole other side of Sonoma thatRead more

Citrus Asian Chicken Wings Appetizer

Citrus Asian Chicken Wings with cliantro and green onions with Smirnoff Ice

A great Asian Chicken Wings Appetizer made with original Smirnoff Ice!       We love a great appetizer during the holidays as we do a lot of entertaining, and we are always looking for something new we can make to share with our guests. Smirnoff Ice contacted us to create some holiday appetizers usingRead more

Bourbon Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Bourbon and bacon cinnamon rolls are a perfect fall treat.

What a better way to warm up than with cinnamon rolls with bacon AND bourbon! Yeah, I said bacon cinnamon rolls!       When the weather starts turning cooler and the leaves start changing colors, we get a hankering for some fresh baked goods! Here in Nebraska, one of the most popular baked goodsRead more

Homemade Allspice Dram – For Tiki Cocktails

Homemade Allspice Dram

Allspice Dram is a great addition to any cocktail, but especially Tiki Cocktails!       With fall coming, it is the time for everything pumpkin spice and apple cider which means it is time to find new ways to bring delicious warm baking spices into our cocktails. Most people think about cinnamon and nutmegRead more

The Japanese Sidecar A iichiko Silhouette Shochu Cocktail

The Japanese Sidecar with iichicko Silhouette shochu

Using a Japanese Barley Liquor for this Shochu cocktail, we made a twist on the classic sidecar!       One of the coolest parts about developing and writing about cocktails and spirits is when we discover a spirit that was totally unknown to us. Sometimes we find new spirits when we travel (does anyoneRead more

Salted Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce

Salted Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce

One of our favorite sweet treats to be enjoyed in desserts and drinks, Salted Bourbon Butterscotch!     Ever since the weather started turning cold and we started making fall focused cocktails, we have been making lots of drinks full of apple, spices and maple. One flavor that we have been absolutely in love withRead more

Bourbon Butterbeer – A Harry Potter Whiskey Cocktail

Bourbon Butterbeer Cocktail

We love some Harry Potter, and this alcoholic butterbeer cocktail is an homage to the books (or the movies) whichever!     As Halloween quickly approaches, its time for a little fun with spooky or magic inspired cocktails. One source of inspiration for us has been the Harry Potter books. With our oldest boy discoveringRead more

Halloween Oreo Monster Brownies

Halloween Oreo Monster Brownies

A fun treat for adults and kids alike, eat some Halloween dessert brownies with eyeballs on them!     When the calendar rolls around to October, our house starts to turn shades of orange and black, and our boys start talking about what what they are going to be on Halloween. Pretty soon, we haveRead more