Christmas Old Fashioned – A Rye Whiskey Cocktail

Christmas Old Fashioned - A Rye Cocktail with Cranberry Syrup

We love a good Old Fashioned cocktail, and this Cranberry Christmas Old Fashioned is perfect for the holidays! Cranberry Simple Syrup, Rye and bitters are a great combo!     We love a great Old Fashioned, but it is nice to occasionally mix it up with some seasonal additions. With Christmas coming up, we decidedRead more

Cranberry Orange Shrub Cocktail

Shrubs are usually in summer cocktails, but we loved this flavor combination for the holidays in this shrub cocktail!     The holidays bring lots of great seasonal flavors, one of the best being the fresh tart flavor of cranberries. Lots of classic Thanksgiving and Christmas dishes use cranberries, but probably the most famous cranberryRead more

Homemade Mulling Spices

Star Anise, Cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, allspice berries and other spices make up a bag of mulling spices.

Mulling spices for the winter months in wine or cider!       When you’ve made mulling spices yourself, there are a lot of options you can go with. There are many different flavors that can be used, so you need to find what you like and go with it. You can use cloth spiceRead more

25 Cocktails to Toast Autumn

Cocktails to celebrate the falling leaves of autumn, these autumn cocktails will hit the spot!     If you need some ideas for cocktails this fall – how about 25 of them? We have all different kinds to offer you! There are so many autumnal flavors listed here – cranberry, apple, orange, pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon……yum!)Read more

Aperol Spritz – A Perfect Italian Cocktail

A classic Italian cocktail, perfectly refreshing is this Aperol Spritz!     In these waning days of summer coming, we are still enjoying warm weather drinks, so we figured we better share another classic, the Aperol Spritz. The Aperol Spritz, is bubbly and refreshing and just the right amount of bitter and sweet at theRead more

Sangria Blanca – Summer Punch Recipe

Sangria Blanca with berries and citrus

A beautiful white sangria punch, perfect for summer sipping!     Since the days have been getting warmer this spring, and we had a plethora of fruit, we decided to make some sangria. Sangria is a typical drink from Spain, consisting of wine, fruit, a sweetener and sometimes some brandy or a liqueur. The beautyRead more

Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned – A Rye Cocktail

Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned Cocktail in a rocks glass with candied ginger, cherries and clementines on a wooden board

These great old fashioned ingredients are perfect for any time of the year, but this Ginger Old Fashioned is fabulous in the fall and winter! A great combination of flavors, it is a twist on the classic cocktail!     The Old Fashioned has been one of the most popular cocktails in the recent craftRead more

Fresh Tangerine Juice and Basil – A Bourbon Cocktail

A great combo of citrus and herb, this Tangerine Juice cocktail hits the spot with tangerine and basil!     We recently made a batch of basil infused simple syrup after having a bunch of leftover basil after a night of Italian cooking. We love using herb infused syrups to layer in flavor and sweetness,Read 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