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

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 of Hatch, where the hot days and cool nights give the peppers theirRead more

The Boulevardier – A Rye Whiskey Cocktail

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

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 credited to one of the regulars of the famous Harry’sRead more

For Goodness Saké – A Saké and Ginger Cocktail

Pickled Ginger, Sake and fresh lime juice make this refreshing sweet tart 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 is sake. Accompanying any sushi and sake meal is usually a roseRead more

The Blood and Sand

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 beautifully crafted scotch is already the perfect libation. However, we areRead more

Blueberry Cucumber Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

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. While we can get a way with bringing the same drinks every now and then, after a while, we need to changeRead more