March 12 marks the birthday of the woman credited as the inspiration for the World War II icon Rosie the Riveter.
A true American icon, whose can-do spirit captured the hearts and minds of Americans for decades,
Rose Will Monroe was a Jill-of-all trades out of necessity, and a fun loving, ambitious woman by nature. She joined thousands of Kentuckians who left their rural homes during World War II in search of good-paying defense jobs.… Read more
The Oscars are upon us once again which means cocktails! What night out with the stars would be complete with out them?
This week’s drink was created by Kim Haasarud of Liquid Architecture. The cocktail, Moët’s “Golden Glamour” signature cocktail, will be served on the red carpet and inside of the Governor’s Ball.
It’s simple and delicious, made with a bit of passion fruit juice, a splash of vanilla liqueur for an exotic flavor, topped … Read more
If you’re rooting for the Colts this Super Bowl Sunday, mix up some blue cocktails to show your love. This cocktail is perfect for making in a big batch and serving out of a punch bowl or pitcher. Easy Super Bowl entertaining! This recipe is from Herradura, which is appropriate since it means “horseshoe” in Spanish. Photo by Pirate Alice.… Read more
This prohibition era cocktail was named after the 1922 film Blood and Sand, the story of a young boy who becomes a famous bull fighter staring Rudolph Valentino.
It seems like an odd mixture, but it works. What you get is a well balanced drink with a hint of fruitiness and some kick.
Top bartender Dale DeGroff tells the the story of how he thought it would be “godawful” until he tried it. So good, … Read more
Bourbon, pear and cherry … seriously, how can you go wrong with those flavors?
When you see maraschino liqueur in the ingredients, don’t think of those neon-red cherries that never go bad! It’s actually a liqueur made from real cherries, pit and all, that has a light nutty flavor.… Read more
Oh my, it is cold everywhere. So cold that some have declared Global Warming over! Of course, we know it is cold because it is winter here in the Northern Hemisphere. So what does this have to do with cocktails? Nothing, except this little number will warm you up. Made with Tuaca, a 70-proof brandy-based Italian liqueur with flavors of vanilla and orange.… Read more
Happy New Year! Being New Year’s Day we thought we’d need a little jump start, so we choose this simple drink of Benedictine and milk. The cognac based liqueur was originally created as pick me up for tired Benedictine Monks. It’s closely guarded recipe of 27 herbs and spices is also very soothing, even more so when combined with Milk. Served hot or cold, I think we could all use a little Milk & Honey … Read more
1 part whiskey or bourbon
½ part Hiram Walker pumpkin spice liqueur
¼ part chai
1–½ part heavy whipping cream
Cinnamon & sugar for rim garnish
Place liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into a cocktail glass rimmed with cinnamon and sugar.
Rocky Mountain Ginger Crisp
1 part premium whiskey
½ part Hiram Walker gingerbread liqueur
1-½ part apricot nectar
1-½ part sparkling … Read more