Gingerbread Gin and Tonic

Gin and Tonic in pine glass, green straw

A great winter version of a classic cocktail, this gingerbread cocktail is sure to taste like the holidays!     Happy winter season! it’s getting chilly around here, which always makes us think of baking spices, baking and holiday treats. One favorite Christmas dessert that always appears around this time of year is gingerbread.  Read more

Pine Old Fashioned – A Whiskey Cocktail

A close up shot of a Pine Old Fashioned Cocktail in a crystal rocks glass on a wooden bar top.

A Pine bourbon Old Fashioned perfect for the winter season!     This Pine Old Fashioned is another in a group of twists on classic cocktails. We love a good Old Fashioned, which is one of the simplest cocktails, made with sugar, whiskey and bitters. That simplicity makes them perfect for changing to easily fitRead more

The Woodsman – Brandy Cocktail

The Woodsman - An Apple Brandy and Ginger Cocktail

Perfectly compromised of fall flavors, this maple and brandy cocktail is perfect for sipping on those cool autumn nights.       During the long winter evenings we like to find cocktails that are good for sipping on. Especially while enjoying a good book and a roaring fire. While a good hot toddy or aRead more

Crockpot Pho – Slow Cooker Chicken Pho

We love meals that will warm us up in chilly weather, and this slow cooker soup recipes definitely fits the bill! With spicy and sweet flavors, this is great to warm up with and is super easy to make!     During the chilly winter months there is nothing quite as nice as coming homeRead 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

White Hot Chocolate

White Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Vodka

A great way to warm up during the holiday season, this White Hot Chocolate hits the spot.     In thinking about Christmas, I always think of snow, but if this year’s weather is any indicator we won’t be having any! But, in the spirit of the holiday, I thought I would try out aRead more