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 Manhattan! See our great experience, and creation of an Earl Grey Manhattan!       A lot of folks collect things like a t-shirt or a magnet from the places they travel, but what do we come home with? Bottles of delightful spiritsRead more

The Monk’s Muse – Egg White Cocktail

The Monk's Muse A Gin & Chartreuse Cocktail

Another favorite combination of gin and chartreuse in this egg white cocktail!       We recently rediscovered our bottle of Chartreuse after having a drink on a recent date night that prominently featured it. After having just one sip, the bottle we had somehow misplaced into the back of our liquor cabinet popped intoRead more

The Smoked Cherry – A Bourbon and Brandy Cocktail

The Smoked Cherry - a Bourbon and Brandy cocktail

Check out our Smoked Cherry cocktail, using our fun smoking gun! A great combination of bourbon and brandy in this smoked cocktail!       This past Christmas, we got a new toy to add to our arsenal of kitchen tools, a smoking gun! We have been wanting to play with a smoking gun toRead more

Brandy and Blackberry Lavender Shrub – A Brandy Cocktail

Brandy and Blackberry Lavender Shrub Cocktail

A Lavender Berry shrub with brandy makes for a great cocktail!     Summer is the season for shrub based cocktails, and we have definitely been in a mood for tart fruity cocktails, and our Brandy and Blackberry Lavender Shrub cocktail certainly fits the bill! We love using shrubs to add a rich tart flavorRead 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 daysRead more

Irish Sour – A Whiskey Cocktail

Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, or anytime, this Irish Sour is one of our great Irish whiskey cocktails!     When Saint Patrick’s Day rolls around everyone wants to be Irish for a day! Our Facebook feeds and Instagram accounts are filled with green clad folks and equally green drinks. While the occasional green drinkRead more

25 Cocktails to Toast Autumn

Cocktail with spices around

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

Brandied Chocolate Manhattan – A Whiskey Cocktail

A chocolate version of a classic Manhattan recipe with our brandied cherries.       We always are fans of the classics and the folks over at Cut Spike Distillery mentioned on Twitter that they were obsessing about Manhattans. They wanted another recipe to try, and of course it prompted us to finish up ourRead 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

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