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 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

Hatch Chile and Raspberry Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

Hatch Chille and Raspberry Moscow Mule

A Smoky pepper and Raspberry twist on the classic Mule!     Every year near the end of August, signs start popping up in grocery stores proclaiming the return of the Hatch Chile. A staple of Southwestern and Tex-Mex cuisine, Hatch Chiles are grown in New Mexico in the valleys around the small town ofRead more

The Boulevardier – A Rye Whiskey Cocktail

The Boulivardier - A Rye Whiskey cocktail combining Campari, sweet vermouth and Rye Whiskey

A perfect classic cocktail, check out the Boulevardier!   Last week we posted a cocktail for Negroni Week called the Concord Negroni Flip, which was our twist on the classic cocktail the Negroni. Our next cocktail is another variation of the venerable Negroni, but this time a classic variation from 1927 Paris, France. Originally creditedRead more

For Goodness Saké – A Saké and Ginger Cocktail

Pickled Ginger, Sake and fresh lime juice make this refreshing sweet tart cocktail

A pairing of sake and pickled ginger in this cocktail!   One of our go to date night meals is heading out for sushi and drinks at one of our favorite local sushi places, Blue Sushi. Any good sushi meal should always include drinks, and one drink that goes hand in hand with sushi isRead more

The Blood and Sand

A liquor forward scotch cocktail that is a classic!   Scotch is one of Mr. Nom’s favorite spirits, but it isn’t one of those that is found in a lot of cocktails. There is a big school of thought that using any scotch in a cocktail is sacrilege, as many drinkers think that a beautifullyRead 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 Black Scot – A Scotch Cocktail

A lovely combination of scotch, blackberries, honey, lemon and cream!   One of the fun parts of being food bloggers is getting to explore new foods and drinks to share with our readers. One of the ways we both love to explore is to read old cookbooks and recipe books. Over Christmas, we found aRead more

The Garnet

Orange, pomegranate and blueberries combine to make this beautiful color cocktail.   Like the sparkling gem that is this cocktail’s namesake, this drink is sure to add a bit of sparkle to your night! The Garnet combines fresh blueberries, pomegranate and citrus to make a cocktail that is elegantly simple and beautiful. We were inspiredRead more