Holiday Berry Sparkler – A Holiday Cocktail

The Holiday Berry Sparkler Cocktail features Smirnoff Ice Original and Smirnoff Ice Strawberry, apple cider, cranberry simple syrup and and triple sec to make a delightfully delicious holiday party drink!

A sparkling holiday berry cocktail perfect for parties featuring Strawberry Smirnoff Ice!       This sparkling holiday cocktail is perfect for the upcoming season of parties and events! We loved the flavor combination of tart and sweet in this drink, and the addition of some homemade cranberry simple syrup to make it even moreRead more

Caramel Green Apple Cocktail

Detail shot of the caramel green apple cocktail featuring Smirnoff Ice Green Apple.

Caramel green apple cocktail? Perfect for fall or all year long featuring green apple Smirnoff Ice!       So we love getting together with friends and family during the holidays at various parties and events, and somehow we always get elected or we volunteer to bring the cocktails, hmm, we wonder why? These CaramelRead more

Tomato Water Bloody Mary – A Vodka Cocktail

Tomato Water Bloody Mary Cocktails

A twist on the classic Bloody Mary, this is a lighter version tomato water Bloody Mary cocktail!       Let’s talk for a second about that classic brunch cocktail that helps chase away hangovers and in some cases comes with a full meal in the glass, the Bloody Mary! A favorite of weekend breakfasts,Read 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

Rosemary Grapefruit Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

Rosemary Grapefruit Moscow Mule - A Vodka Cocktail

A Tart and Herbal version of a Moscow Mule, this Grapefruit Moscow Mule is great for anytime of year!       A crisp refreshing Moscow Mule is delightful drink! It’s a pleasing combination of sweet, tart and fizzy, which is why Moscow Mules are some of our favorites. We are always looking for newRead 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

Concord Grape Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

Concord Grape Moscow Mule - A Vodka Cocktail

A grape version of the classic Moscow Mule! A Grape Moscow Mule!       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 weRead more

The Shipwreck – a Rum and Lillet Cocktail

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

A great rum and Lillet cocktail that is tiki-ish and so tasty! Check it out!       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 spiritRead more

Apricot and Honey Bourbon Sour Cocktail

Apricot Honey Bourbon Sour Cocktail

This is a great sweet tart combo of a cocktail in this honey bourbon sour. Cheers!       When people think of stone fruit in the summer, people typically think of peaches, plums and nectarines, but there is one fruit that makes its summery entrance to the culinary stage in a brief but deliciousRead more

Mint Simple Syrup

Mint Simple Syrup

A fresh, herbal mint simple syrup that has so many uses!       One of the most common questions we get asked as cocktail bloggers is how to make various flavored simple syrups. Simple syrup can be an integral part of a cocktail, by adding sweetness and flavor to make the drink just right. SuchRead more