Balsamic Strawberry Smash

An interesting mix of strawberries and balsamic vinegar!     One of the best things about spring is the first crop of strawberries that hits the stores, when the berries are plump and juicy and super sweet. One of our favorite combinations is combining balsamic vinegar with strawberries into a sweet and sour syrup thatRead more

Blueberry Lemonade – A Gin Cocktail

Pink cocktail

A great spring or summer refresher blueberry lemonade cocktail!       As we inch ever closer to Spring, we are always looking for those perfect cocktails for an afternoon enjoying the beautiful weather on the patio. One thing we always enjoy is a nice glass of lemonade, especially the homemade style made from freshRead more

The Scofflaw – A Rye Cocktail

The Scofflaw Cocktail

A classic cocktail, this Scofflaw is a great sipper!     One of the coolest things about our cocktail hobby is the chance to explore classic cocktails and learn about the history of some of these classic drinks.  One such drink is the whiskey based cocktail, The Scofflaw, a drink born in Paris in theRead more

Rosemary’s Blush – Grapefruit Gin Cocktail

Top shot of gin and grapefruit cocktail with gin bottle

A beautiful gin and grapefruit cocktail with a dash of salt!     With all the beautiful citrus available right now, we keep having to find new ways to use it.  Luckily the drinks that we end up with have some beautiful rich pink colors, which look as amazing as they taste. Hopefully you willRead more

The Bourbon Sweetheart – A Whiskey Cocktail

Pink cocktail in highball glass, black/white straw

The perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail to share with your love! A combo of bourbon and strawberries, cheers!     With Valentine’s Day coming up, this cocktail is sure to be perfect for the bourbon lover in your life. Since Valentine’s Day is all about spoiling your love, why not make them a cocktail that isRead 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

Celebrate Repeal Day 2014

Around our house, we are big fans of cocktails so the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition on December 5, 1933 is a day to celebrate.  With Repeal Day falling on a Friday this year, we decided to have ourselves a nice celebration with a couple of classic Prohibition era cocktails. The first one weRead more

Apple Manhattan – Apple Cider Cocktail

Apple Cider Manhattan - A whiskey Cocktail

Apple Cider is one of our favorite parts of fall, and it is great combined in this twist on the classic cocktail! We love Manhattan cocktail variations like this Apple Manhattan!     Every year we take a trip down to Nebraska City to one of of our local orchards where we meet the grandparentsRead more