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

We worked with a local distillery here in Omaha to develop this cocktail!     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 eatRead 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.Read more

Hittin’ the Sauce Cocktail

A spicy vodka cocktail, this one can pack a punch!     With winter setting in on us, we can look forward to some great deals on fresh citrus that help brighten the cold nights ahead. With a bunch of fresh limes teasing us on the counter and a frosty night with friends on theRead more

The Whiskey Lush – A Whiskey Cocktail

A perfect whiskey cocktail for the fall! Cheers!     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 theRead more

Brandied Chocolate Manhattan – A Whiskey Cocktail

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 thisRead more

Rhubasil – A Vodka Cocktail

Rhubarb and basil, fresh out of our garden into a cocktail!     One of our favorite things about the early season farmer’s markets are the fresh herbs and wonderfully tart fresh rhubarb. This past week we brought home a nice batch of rhubarb that we used to make a delicious strawberry and rhubarb tart. Read more

Orange Dreamsicle Cocktail

Orange Dreamsicle Cocktail served in highball glass, made with vodka, fresh orange juice and cream.

Like a liquid creamsicle popsicle, this is the adult version!     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 anRead more

Blood Orange Sidecar – A Blood Orange & Brandy Cocktail

Blood orange sidecars in vintage cocktail coupe and garnished with blood orange wheels.

A fabulous winter version of the classic sidecar, with blood orange juice!     In the world of cocktails, there are nearly an infinitive variety of cocktails that are offered up to drinkers, but there are some cocktails that are considered great as a foundation for building on. One of these cocktails is the sidecar,Read more

The Red Hound – A Vodka Cocktail

The Red Hound Cocktail made with cranberry, fresh grapefruit, elderflower liqueur and vodka, in a rocks glass and garnished with cranberries and straws, on a wooden table.

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 GreyhoundRead 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