Your cocktail order reveals a lot about your personality, be it classic, adventurous, or boring; Be careful what you ask for.
Perfect Frozen Cocktails to Make at Home
The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo's 'Diamonds Is Forever Martini' is the world's most expensive cocktail. They claim this title with the $18,500 cocktail set with a one-carat diamond for a garnish. However, those of us who don't quite have that much spare change may wish for an easier way to get our cocktail fix.
To Kir, or Kir Royale?
Despite being the plebeian I am, I have been fortunate enough to have traveled well-beyond where I was born here in the United States of America. In fact, I can't actually remember the state where I was born. I was too young, and we moved when I was six months old due to my father being re-stationed. He was in the military.
Possibly the most riffed on classic - The Penicillin cocktail - is without a doubt in need of a modernist revival! A simple blend of scotch whisky, lemon juice, honey, and ginger syrup, once used for its perceived medicinal properties, has been twisted, turned, shaken, and stirred, to create a plethora of variations.
3 Summer cocktails to stand out
With hot weather coming soon, it's time to ditch the Hot Toddy's and look forward to refreshing drinks. Summer brings people together and there is no better way to gather with the loved ones than with some amazing drinks to enjoy in the garden.
How to Make a Boozy & Bougie Aperol Spritz.
We all know the classic Aperol Spritz. The traditional bitter red drink served in a wine glass and garnished with a lime. This is a guide to making a reimagined and enhanced boozier version that is just as refreshing if not more than it's traditional counter part.
Notification “You won! I knew you were going to freak out if you won, so I thought I had better be the one to call you and share the news. Are you excited!? I know you are!! And guess what?” a moment of silence, my silent scream, “Kay, are you still there?” Scott enthusiastically prompted and continued, “Eric and I are going to be going with you!”
5 Tasty St. Patrick's Day Cocktails
St. Patrick’s day is on its way (March 17,2021) and most of us are still stuck at home due to covid-19. Unable to partake in this annual drunken festivity. BUT you can still celebrate at home and enjoy some festive drinks during your St Patrick’s Day zoom meeting! There are so many tasty St. Patrick’s Day appropriate drinks out there, but here are my 5 picks. So get ready to go booze shopping before the holiday hits and have fun!
An Apple a Day
Welcome back! This is a continuation of my previous post on homemade apple liqueur. In this post, we’ll build off of the techniques we described last time and add some story-based cocktail development. The previous post and recipe are available here:
My 5 Top Cocktails with Dog Inspired Names
Dogs are our adorable little furry companions that we have titled as “Man’s Best Friend” and it’s true. They are so loyal and loving that we can’t imagine why anyone would abuse these adorable creatures. As someone who loves both dogs and cocktail drinks. Here are my top 5 cocktail drinks with dog inspired names.
Pitcher Cocktails With Rum
Craft cocktails are perfect for nights out, but when you’re throwing a party you might want to ditch perfection in favor of spending more time with your guests. Big batch cocktails stirred up and served up in crowd-sized containers take the pressure off making sure everyone has a drink and let you enjoy yourself. They’re also just as tasty as single cocktails.
Yaka Hula Hickey Dula
It's weird to think about drinking in high school as "something we just did." There's so much talk about getting kids to "just say no" to drugs and alcohol. I'm sure that every generation thinks that they're different, but we drank and didn't do stupid stuff. Sure we were capable of it, but most of us didn't do dumb shit. We drank, got drunk and usually passed out wherever we were. But I enjoyed drinking alcohol in high school and beyond. I've been drinking for a long time and I thought that I had had most of the drinks that had been created. Drinks with Everclear (Woof!). Drinks with Malort. (Ewww!) And everything in between. I wasn't even much of a beer connoisseur. I drank Milwaukee's Best in high school and college. And I pretty much stuck to Calvert and coke if I wanted something a little harder. Today I drink craft beers which totally doesn't seem like me, but I love them! Most of them are pretty hoppy, which is nothing like Milwaukee's Best or any other domestic beer for that matter, but I feel like I'm more of an adult when I drink these beers. I also feel like an adult when I drink cocktails. I'm still not much of a mixologist as I tend to stick to simple drinks these days. Beer. Dirty Martini. Straight bourbon. But I am always game for an interesting drink and I'm willing to try just about anything. (I mean, I tried Malort.)
Not your Ordinary Highball (the Sequel)
In an earlier post, I discussed the creative process in conceptualizing a quality cocktail. The cocktail was named, “Mercy Mercy, Me”. A cocktail made with a synergistic merge of Japanese influenced ingredients. It combines green tea, Japanese whisky, Asian pear, and ginger. All coalesced in the style of a highball; embellished with the effervescence of a Shinko Pear Cider.