The Bean & Barley – A Stout and Whiskey Cocktail With Lucky Bucket and Cut Spike

The Bean and Barley - A Whiskey and Coffee Stout Cocktail with Lucky Bucket and Cut Spike

One thing we love about writing about food and drink is the opportunity to explore the culture of a city or region, which really can bring some great insight into a place. Whenever we travel, we always try to eat at a local place or visit local breweries or distilleries. With that philosophy in mind,Read more

Blueberry Cucumber Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

One of our favorite summer cocktails – a great combo of fresh blueberries and cucumbers with vodka and ginger beer!   We have a whole bunch of spring birthdays, and with our family and friends never missing a chance to throw a shindig, we get tasked with bringing the beverages for the various events. WhileRead more

The Whiskey Lush

Cold winter nights can make a person yearn for warmer climes, and any drink that can evoke some images of warm exotic locations like tropical islands or the spice markets of the Mediterranean. This drink does both, combining the tropical sweetness of pineapple with the spicy warmth of a spiced honey simple syrup. Add inRead more

Brandied Chocolate Manhattan

A chocolate version of a classic brandy manhattan with our brandied cherries.   We always are fans of the classics and when the folks over at Cut Spike Distillery mentioned on Twitter that they were obsessing about Manhattans and wanted another recipe to try, it prompted us to finish up our experimentation on this twistRead more

Orange Dreamsicle Cocktail

One of Mr. Nom’s favorite childhood treats was the orange dreamsicle, that wonderful icy treat that combined orange popsicle with creamy vanilla ice cream that made for a perfect if somewhat sticky summer treat. This cocktail takes that wonderful treat and puts an adult spin on it, plus the drink is significantly less sticky! IfRead more

Blood Orange Sidecar

The sidecar is one cocktail that any bar tender should have in their repertoire as it is an absolute classic having been around since the early 1900’s and is a cocktail that is easily modified to create a simple delicious variations. This variation uses a combination of rum and brandy as the base spirits, bothRead more

The Red Hound

A classic cocktail! Ready below for the history! Cheers! This cocktail is an update on the classic cocktail called the Greyhound, which was reputed to have been concocted by the famous American bartender Harry Craddock in the 1920s and was mentioned in his Savoy Cocktail book that was published in 1930.  The Greyhound was originallyRead more

The Effervescent Redhead

We received a number of great bottles for Christmas, so of course just like our kids, we were really excited to play with our new toys.  One of the bottles we received was Ginger Liqueur, which has a nice spicy and sweet bite with a great ginger aroma that would be perfect in a niceRead more