The Japanese Sidecar A iichiko Silhouette Shochu Cocktail

The Japanese Sidecar with iichicko Silhouette shochi

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 anyone else love visiting distilleries, breweries and vineyards?) and sometimes we are lucky enough to get a spirit delivered right toRead more

Concord Grape Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

Concord Grape Moscow Mule - A Vodka Cocktail

We recently were wandering around the Omaha Farmer’s Market when we ran across a beautiful bunch of concord grapes. Concord grapes aren’t something we regularly see around here, but occasionally in late summer a few stands offer them, so we jumped on the chance to get some local concord grapes! Concord grapes are delicious, versatileRead more

The Shipwreck – a Rum and Lillet Cocktail

The Shipwreck - A Rum and Lillet Cocktail for National Rum Day 2017

This summer we have totally fallen in love with rum cocktails thanks to some of the great rums that we have found, plus the opening of a really great Tiki bar in town. Rum is a spirit that evokes a lot of feelings of warm tropical locations, so what better way to keep the feelingRead more

Lavender Lemon Gin and Tonic Granita Cocktail

Lavender Lemon Gin and Tonic Granita Cocktail

Every spring we plant an entire herb garden with one thing in mind, making cocktails! Our little garden has all kinds of aromatic herbs that we use to make syrups and infusions for our cocktails, from fresh mint and sage for cooling cocktails, to lemon verbena and lemongrass for tart tipples! As we reach theRead more

Blueberry Mint Sorbet Sparkling Rosé Float

Blueberry Mint Sorbet Rose Float

This summer we have totally been into all sorts of frozen drinks and desserts, which is somewhat of a departure from our typical drinks, but with the hot weather we have been having recently, serving anything frozen and frosty is going to be delicious! Our Blueberry Mint Sorbet Sparkling Rosé Float checks both the dessertRead more

The Galaxy Magic Mule – A Vodka Moscow Mule

Galaxy-Magic-Moscow-Mule-A-Vodka-Cocktail

Back when we were kids and watching Bill Nye the Science Guy on TV, little did we know that some of those science experiments that we played about with would end up being useful when it comes to making drinks! Seeing some of the results felt like magic (especially when you are a kid!) butRead more

The Spring is Here – A Gin and Snap Pea Cocktail

The Spring is Here - A Gin and Snap Pea Cocktail

There is a glorious time during spring where the sweet spring snap peas make their way to the farmer’s market stands and with spring peas popping up on the stands, we make a point to buy a bunch to be used in all kinds of dishes. We love going to the first few farmer’s markets afterRead more

The Strawberry Paloma – A Tequila Cocktail

Strawberry Paloma - A Tequila Cocktail

While all the craze on the days leading up to Cinco de Mayo was about margaritas, we were drinking another great Mexican cocktail the Paloma. We needed a good drink for the weekend festivities and since there was a lot of celebrating Cinco de Mayo going on, we decided that we would be sipping onRead more

Strawberry Rhubarb Daiquiri Float

Strawberry Rhubarb Daiquiri Float - A Rum Dessert

As frequent readers of our blog know, we are kind of obsessed with making lots of classic craft cocktails, but every now and then it is fun to wander away from the classics into something new. One way to find something new is to see what you our readers are looking to drink this springRead more