The Recap – A Port Wine Cocktail

Two Recap Cocktails, made with Bin 27 Port Wine, amaro, mint and lemon sits in front of holiday decor, a gold double jigger and a bottle of port wine.

Check out this fabulous Port cocktail to close out the year, and celebrate the new one coming!     With the new year fast approaching, we find ourselves looking forward to celebrating what the future might bring, but we also want to remember the past that made us who we are today! Taking a chanceRead more

Blackberry Sazerac and a visit to St. George Distilling

A blackberry sazerac cocktail featuring St George Spirits Absinthe Verde sits ready to drink.

Check out our visit to a Bay Area Distillery on our latest trip!     Have you ever smelled a room filled with perfectly ripe pears? Luckily we have and it is amazing, especially when that room happens to also hold a craft distillery!  Regular readers know we recently were out in California on aRead more

Tropical Rum Punch – A Rum Cocktail

A tropical Rum Punch cocktail makes a great drink!

Need a pick me up for these cold winter days? We have the cocktail for you, then!     Around the holidays our schedule always seems to be one big crazy tangle of activities, from holiday concerts for the kids, hanging decorations and shopping for gifts, but somehow we manage to find a way toRead more

Earl Grey Manhattan and a Visit to Anchor Distilling

An Earl Grey Manhattan cocktail

 A Tour of Anchor Distilling in San Francisco and a Rye Whiskey cocktail! See our great experience!   A lot of folks we know collect things like a t-shirt or a magnet from the places they travel, but what do we come home with? Bottles of delightful spirits of course! One thing we love toRead more

Citrus Asian Chicken Wings Appetizer

Citrus Asian Chicken Wings with cliantro and green onions with Smirnoff Ice

A great appetizer made with Smirnoff Ice and chicken wings!     We love a great appetizer during the holidays as we do a lot of entertaining, and we are always looking for something new we can make to share with our guests. We were approached by the folks at Smirnoff Ice to create someRead more

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 else loveRead more

The Prettay, Prettay, Prettay Good Latte Martini and the Desser”Ted” Blueberry Pie Cocktail

Desser"Ted" Blueberry Pie Cocktail with Smirnoff Vodka

2 cocktails in one post! One Creamy and coffee-y, one fruity! Cheers!     A lot of nights after getting the kids down to bed we like to settle down on our couch and watch some TV while blogging about cocktails. While this might seem rather distracting to productive writing, it can occasionally serve asRead more

The Shipwreck – a Rum and Lillet Cocktail

The Shipwreck - A Rum and Lillet Cocktail for National Rum Day 2017

A great rum cocktail that is tiki-ish and so tasty! Check it out!   This summer we have totally fallen in love with rum cocktails thanks to some of the great rums that we have found, plus the opening of a really great Tiki bar in town. Rum is a spirit that evokes a lotRead more

The Galaxy Magic Mule – A Vodka Moscow Mule

Galaxy-Magic-Moscow-Mule-A-Vodka-Cocktail

This cocktail is like science! So neat to see it change color! Check it out, and make it yourself!     Back when we were kids and watching Bill Nye the Science Guy on TV, little did we know that some of those science experiments that we played about with would end up being usefulRead more

Food and Fun – The KC Flavor Festival at Worlds of Fun

KC Flavor Festival - BBQ Wings and Burnt Ends
Chargrilled BBQ chicken wings and KC Style BBQ Burnt Ends along with beer from Kansas City's Cinder Block Brewery!

This past weekend we made the short drive from Omaha down to Kansas City to check out the KC Flavor Festival at Worlds of Fun! The KC Flavor Festival is a new event that Worlds of Fun is holding that celebrates the rich heritage Kansas City has when it comes to food, local brews, winesRead more