Chocolate Bourbon Tart for Valentine’s Day with Baker’s

Chocolate Bourbon Tart with Strawberries

A chocolate bourbon tart treat perfect for Valentine’s Day!       With Valentine’s Day coming up, lots of us are thinking about what kind of plans we can come up with to make this romantic day a success! A lot of people make plans to go out to restaurants, but that can sometimes beRead more

Dutch Baby Pancake with Blueberry Whiskey Sauce

Dutch Baby Pancake with Blueberry Whiskey Sauce

A fabulous skillet Dutch Baby Pancake for breakfast or brunch with a boozy fruity twist!     In our house breakfast is a very popular meal and if our two little boys had their choice, we would likely have pancakes for every meal. While this is fine with two young lads who are not overlyRead more

The Roast and Toast – A Bourbon and Coffee Cocktail

The Roast and Toast - A Bourbon and Coffee Cocktail

A great winter amaro cocktail, with warm flavors, but cold brew coffee, this is a great treat where you can use fire for the garnish!     We were playing around with some of our boozy marshmallows and one thing we kept doing was toasting them because lets be honest, who doesn’t like toasting marshmallows?Read more

Maple Old Fashioned – A Bourbon Cocktail

Maple Old Fashioned

This Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail is perfect for the fall, or all winter long! A sweet version of the classic, with some nutty and baked flavors, too, for this Maple Cocktail!     The Old Fashioned might be the most famous and original American cocktail. Likewise Thanksgiving was originally an American holiday so we figuredRead more

Bourbon Butterbeer – A Harry Potter Whiskey Cocktail

Bourbon Butterbeer Cocktail

We love some Harry Potter, and this alcoholic butterbeer cocktail is an homage to the books (or the movies) whichever!     As Halloween quickly approaches, its time for a little fun with spooky or magic inspired cocktails. One source of inspiration for us has been the Harry Potter books. With our oldest boy discoveringRead more

The Royal Raspberry – A Raspberry Manhattan Cocktail

Royal Raspberry - A Raspberry Manhattan Cocktail

Red vermouth and Raspberry Manhattan cocktail!     One cocktail that is always on the menu in our house is the venerable Manhattan. It’s a cocktail made with rye whiskey, vermouth and a dash of bitters. The small ingredient list may make this sound like a really simple cocktail, but in reality, this just makesRead more

The Lucky Lucano – An Amaro Cocktail

The Lucky Lucano - A Bourbon and Amaro Cocktail

An Italian Amaro Cocktail, very herbal and light.     We recently had an evening to catch up with some friends and were sitting on the deck enjoying cocktails! We were trying to figure out how to make one of these evening happen in a far away location like Napa, when one of our friendsRead more

Fall Fun with Family Fare – Peach and Basil Bourbon Shrub

Peach and Basil Shrub

A stone fruit and herbal bourbon shrub cocktail.     With labor day coming and going, and the kids back in school, we officially can say its really fall! In our house, fall means a lot of great nights out by the fire pit and nights watching football. Anytime we get together with friends, weRead more

Aronia Sour – A Whiskey Cocktail

The Aronia Sour two ways, one with egg one without

An interesting flavor Aronia berries, we loved trying them out in this Aronia Berry Cocktail!     We love working with locally grown and produced products to develop our cocktails. Whole Foods Market approached us to develop a summer cocktail promotion for their cafe. They wanted to feature locally grown produce and products from theirRead more

Bourbon Candied Pecans

Bourbon Candied Pecans - Sweet crunchy treat

These are great in a dessert, or even just by themselves (we won’t tell!). Bourbon gives a sweetness to these roasted nuts, and the spices make it very fall!     Almost every weekend in the summer we take a trip down to the Omaha Farmer’s Market to load up on fresh produce, locally producedRead more