A Mexican Mint Julep – A Mezcal Cocktail

The Mexican Mint Julep is a mezcal cocktail served in a rocks glass and topped with jalepeno and fresh mint.

In the spirit of both Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby, here is a Mexican mint julep cocktail to celebrate them together!     So what do you do when two celebrations fall on the same day? In the spring there aren’t a whole lot of holidays or events that call for big celebrations,Read more

The Strawberry Paloma – A Tequila Cocktail

Strawberry Paloma - A Tequila Cocktail

A twist on the classic Paloma, we added some strawberry flavor to this Strawberry Paloma!       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 thereRead more

Where the Sea Meets the Sky – A Tequila Cocktail

Where The Sea Meets the Sky - A Blue Nectrar Tequila Cocktail

A great, light tequila cocktail, perfect for anytime of the year!       One of the cool perks of being a cocktail blogger is getting the chance to try out lots of other spirits than the old familiar sorts that we are all familiar with from our days drinking in college. One spirit thatRead more

The Piña de Fuego – A Tequila Cocktail

A Spicy tequila and pineapple cocktail! This spicy añejo tequila cocktail packs a punch!     When the calendar rolls around to the end of April, it never fails that our social media feed fills up with lots of pictures and recipes of margaritas to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. While we love a good margaritaRead more

The Rosada – A Tequila Cocktail

A great combo of rosemary, tequila and grapefruit!     Tequila is one the spirits that we have a real love and hate relationship, because a lot of the experiences with tequila were those we had back in our college days when we were drinking cheap tequila in badly mixed cocktails or shots. Recently, weRead more

25 Cocktails to Celebrate Spring!

Raspberry Gimlet Cocktail - gin, lime juice, raspberries and simple syrup in a coupe

Some great spring cocktails to celebrate the warming weather!     Those first warm days of spring always feel so wonderful, the warm sun, twittering birds and spring plants bursting into flower makes you want to sit outside and just enjoy shaking off the winter doldrums. What better way to celebrate these glorious days thanRead more

Tequila Chai Hot Toddy – A Winter Cocktail

A warm winter cocktail with spices from the chai tea and lemon are in this hot toddy!     Tequila is normally one of those spirits that you think about having while sitting on a warm sunny beach, but we have found it can be surprisingly delightful in a number of drinks that are perfectRead more

El Mayor Tequila Dinner and Spiced Pear Cocktail

A great fall tequila cocktail, this tequila and pear combination is a great way to celebrate autumn!     We were recently invited to a tequila tasting and dinner by the folks at El Mayor Tequila and Hy-Vee to introduce El Mayor’s small batch tequila to the Midwest market, with Hy-Vee featuring the full rangeRead more

20 Cocktails to get your Christmas party started!

The following 20 Christmas cocktails recipes will get you in the mood at your upcoming Christmas party! Lots of different flavors and choices! You will have a tough choice to pick just one!       A big thanks to all of our fellow bloggers for all the great Christmas Cocktail ideas!      Read more

Crazy Gringa’s Datil Peach Margarita

A Spicy Peach Margarita, this frozen margarita one is a great combo of sweet and heat!     A good cocktail is a study in melding contrasting flavors into a combination that pleases your senses.  One of the most fun flavor combinations is taking sweet and heat and letting those two flavors play off ofRead more