Category: Cocktails

Vanilla Rum White Russian

Vanilla Rum White Russian

Chances are you’ve heard of a White Russian, a rich creamy cocktail made with vodka, coffee liqueur and cream served over ice. This beloved cocktail was created in late 1940’s by Gustave Tops, a Belgian barman who also created the White Russian’s sister cocktail a […]

Honey Hot Toddy For Winter

Honey Hot Toddy For Winter

If you’ve never had a Hot Toddy on a cold winter night, you must. Known as a “hot whisky” in Scotland, it can mixed any number of ways.  But typically, it is served as one is (according to Wikipedia) “retiring” for the night. Love that. In […]

Cranberry-Cassis White Wine Spritzer

Cranberry-Cassis White Wine Spritzer

Holidays are all about spirit. And by “spirit” I mean the feeling of happiness, gratitude and grace that swirls around December. Spirit is more a mood than anything religious. Anyone can have spirit no matter what ones celebrates. I love holiday spirit. The buzz, the […]

“Fallen Apple” Cocktail

“Fallen Apple” Cocktail

I consider this another fun, seasonal, Fall cocktail, based on the “Fallen Apple” cocktail I first read about in Saveur in 2015. The Fallen Apple recipe talked about in that article was from chef Anna Bogle of Summit City Lounge in Whitesburg, Kentucky (a place and a […]

Gin Rickey With Raspberry Essence

Gin Rickey With Raspberry Essence

This is a Gin Rickey, and I’m calling it my “Fall transition cocktail“. Even if you have not tried one, a Gin Rickey (also known as a Lime Rickey) is a classic drink. Simple and refreshing, a traditional “Rickey” is simply gin (or bourbon), mixed with […]

Meyer Lemon Sidecar

Meyer Lemon Sidecar

My husband introduced me to Sidecars a few years ago. Something new and not too sweet was an easy sell. I liked the idea of having a drink served “up” instead of over ice. I also loved the look of an elegant martini glass. After […]