The Japanese Sidecar A iichiko Silhouette Shochu Cocktail

The Japanese Sidecar with iichicko Silhouette shochi

Using a Japanese Barley Liquor for this 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 anyone elseRead more

Concord Grape Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

Concord Grape Moscow Mule - A Vodka Cocktail

A grape version of the classic 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 we jumped on the chanceRead more

The Strawberry Paloma – A Tequila Cocktail

Strawberry Paloma - A Tequila Cocktail

A twist on the classic Paloma, we added some strawberry flavor!       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 ofRead more

Raspberry Peach Ramos Gin Fizz

Raspberry Peach Ramos Gin Fizz

A fruity version of the classic Ramos Gin Fizz!       In the world of craft cocktails there is one cocktail that literally is a workout in a glass, one that requires a little cardio along with the ingredients! A classic invented way back in 1880’s New Orleans, The Ramos Gin Fizz is oneRead 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 Clover Club – A Gin Cocktail

The Clover Club Cocktail - A gin and raspberry cocktail

A beautiful color cocktail made from the fresh raspberries.     When most people see a pink cocktail, they automatically think it is a ladies’ cocktail, delicate and pink and super sweet. However, in the case of the Clover Club, this pink drink has a roots in a gentleman’s club in Philadelphia where a groupRead 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.  Read 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 sushiRead more

The Blood and Sand – Classic Scotch Cocktail

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 aRead 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