Tag: Tom Collins

Good Tidings Cocktail

Good Tidings Cocktail

To be clear, it’s still cranberry season, at least it is to me. I first read about a Good Tidings cocktail in Esquire.  I’m not sure where that magazine has been all my life (although apparently the answer is: on my husband’s nightstand). Esquire regularly […]

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 […]

Horned Melon Tom Collins

Horned Melon Tom Collins

A horned melon is not your typical looking fruit. Also called a kiwano melon, African horned cucumber, jelly melon, hedged gourde, melano and blowfish fruit, the horned melon is native to Southern Africa and grows mainly in dry semi-arid places such as the Kalahari Desert. This fruit was later introduced to other areas of Africa, […]

A Spiced Pear Gin Fizz Is A Lovely And Flavorful Winter Cocktail

A Spiced Pear Gin Fizz Is A Lovely And Flavorful Winter Cocktail

This beauty is a spiced pear gin fizz, and it is absolutely delicious.  Flavorful and lovely to look at, yet very different from my Apple Gin Fizz cocktail I posted about not that long ago, I found this recipe on Jelly Toast, a blog by […]

An Apple Gin Fizz Cocktail Is Absolutely Perfect For Fall

An Apple Gin Fizz Cocktail Is Absolutely Perfect For Fall

Moscow Mules have taught me I love ginger beer.  Now for something new.  The combination of fresh seasonal apple juice, lemon and ginger beer is fantastic and one I had never tried before.  This drink is light, crisp and refreshing, with a touch of apple […]

Meyer Lemon Tom Collins: A Modern Twist On A Classic

Meyer Lemon Tom Collins: A Modern Twist On A Classic

A Tom Collins is a slightly sweet, tart and fizzy cocktail that pairs perfectly with warm weather.  Invented in 1876 by “the father of mixology”, Jerry Thomas, this cocktail first appeared in his well know book titled “Bar-Tenders Guide“, alternately titled “How to Mix Drinks […]