What better way to celebrate everything you’re thankful for than with a sparkling cocktail made withseasonal fruit? This light Thanksgiving cocktail is the perfect accompaniment to the heavy meal that makes Turkey Day one of my favorite days of the year.
I recommend making it with gin — the juniper is a nice herbal counterbalance to the sweetness of the pear. However, it tastes great with vodka, too. I’m sure there wasn’t any prosecco or… Read more
Halloween means one thing, OK, maybe more that one thing, but one is certainly candy! And what is the most popular? Candy corn.
Invented in the 1880s at the Wunderle Candy Company, candy corn os meant to mimic a whole kernel of corn. Today candy companies produce nearly 35 million pounds of the corn candy each year.
How big is candy corn? So big it needs it’s own day, so as not compete with Halloween. … Read more
Mixology Monday time again. We are hosted this month by Vidiot at Cocktailians who choose Vermouth as our theme. This includes sweet (Italian) or dry (French) vermouth, quinquina, aperitif wines, or any fortified, aromatized wine such as Lillet or Dubonnet.
With Halloween upon us I figured I could scare up something. I decided to go with this classic 1920s cocktail “Satan’s Whiskers” a gin cocktail sporting both dry and sweet vermouth, orange juice, Grand Marnier … Read more
Like lavender? Like limoncello? Try Loft Lavender Cello, one of the organic liqueurs by Loft. You won’t be disappointed.
Simply put: It smells good. It tastes good.
It has the soft, sweet taste of limoncello with the light floral flavor and scent of lavender. Sweetened with agave nectar, it has a full sweetness that isn’t too sticky tasting and rolls over the tongue pleasantly.
Mixing with lime is a natural for recipes, and it would … Read more
Beefeater 24 gin inspired me to concoct this simple cocktail that plays with the tea and citrus notes of the liquor.
I think it accentuates the spirit’s flavor and is a good match for its smooth and rich nuanced character.
Using frozen fruit and berries as ice cubes is a new thing I’ve been doing lately.
Not only is it pretty, but it cuts down on the water that will be added to your drink … Read more
This month’s Mixology Monday theme is “Guilty Pleasures”. There are so many cocktails that fit the bill, it was hard to pick just one. After going through the archive, I landed on the ultimate guilty pleasure – The Long Island Iced Tea. Equal parts of Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila and Triple Sec all topped with Sweet & Sour and Cola. This drink got me through college and beyond, but in my advanced years I gravitate … Read more