With more that 18 inches of snow outside and temps below freezing, the day is just begging for a good book and a warm adult beverage. We turned to the internet for the perfect recipe and Rachel Ray certainly did not disappoint! So yummy! https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/hot-buttered-rum-recipe-1943195.amp If you try it, let me know what you think!
I was looking for the perfect autumn cocktail. I wanted the flavors of apple and spice, but nothing too sweet. I love Warm Apple Cider with Carmel Vodka, but that just wasn't what I was in the mood for. After looking at several recipes that didn't sound quite right, I took matters into my own... Continue Reading →
Bay Breeze (cocktail) A delicious summer cocktail from the Ultimate Bar Book by Mittie Hellmich (pg. 253) · 2 oz light rum · 3 oz cranberry juice · 1 oz pineapple juice Pour ingredients into an ice-filled highball glass and stir.
A Good Ole’ Gin and Tonic To me, this is the perfect summer cocktail. It’s refreshing and can be mixed strong or light without much effect on the taste. You can easily make it short or tall without having to do any confusing conversion calculations. Basic Recipe – short 1 oz GinLime WedgeIceTonic Water Fill... Continue Reading →
If you are looking for the perfect dessert cocktail for Valentines day or any other day, try this one! It was absolutely delish! Flat White Martini (from http://www.baileys.com)3 oz Baileys Original Irish Cream1.5 oz vodka1.5 oz espressoicecoffee beans for garnishPlace everything but the garnish in a shaker. Shake until cold and frothy. Pour into 2... Continue Reading →
We were gifted a couple tiny bottles of presecco over the holidays, so I decided a bubbly drink was in order. From page 188 of our Ultimat Bar Book, I bring you the Juniper Royale. 2 oz Gin1 oz Orange Juice1 oz Cranberry Juice (I used Cran-Rasp)Dash of grenadine6 oz bottle of chilled bubbly Shake... Continue Reading →
Cousin Collins (Cocktail) It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a literary cocktail, so I purused my Gin Austen cocktail book and picked this one! A cocktail based on Pride & Prejudice’s undesirable and pompous character, the Bennets’ cousin Collins. First looking to marry Jane, then Elizabeth, and finally settling on Elizabeth’s friend, he was annoying... Continue Reading →
Mint Julep It’s spring and the mint is coming up. But because the temps are still a little chilly, it’s nice to have a drink that feels light but is still a little warming. A nice mint julep fits the bill. Ingredients: 2 oz bourbon 2 tsp simple syrup 3-4 mint leaves In a Rocks... Continue Reading →
Spring Fling I was in the mood for a light, fruity cocktail. I looked at the contents of my refrigerator and my bar and this is what I made...I call it a Spring Fling. I love it because it can easily be altered to create other variations. Chambord (raspberry liquer) Sparkling Wine Fresh Raspberries In... Continue Reading →
Daiquiri (The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book, pg 57) When I hear ‘daiquiri’, my mind immediately goes to strawberries. A strawberry daiquiri made in the spring with fresh strawberries - delish, but that's a different post! A straight up, standard daiquiri looks a little different! 2oz white rum 3/4oz lime juice 3/4oz simple syrup Add... Continue Reading →