Jessica Torres

My goal for this cocktail was to use Original Red Tabasco is something other than a Bloody Mary. Not that there's anything wrong with that, I just wanted to do something different. Something that could be considered dessert instead of brunch. I realize that sounds strange, but it works in this campari rum cocktail. Trust [...]

One of the best ways to start creating your own cocktail recipes is to take a classic recipe and tweak it. Take the whiskey sour for example... Replace the simple syrup with a different sweetener (say maple syrup) and add in a little something extra (say Drambuie) and you have a different drink along the same lines of [...]

Alright, things are getting a little funky this week with a rum banana cocktail. Stick with me here on this one. It's good - I promise. The idea behind this rum banana cocktail started with a bottle of Giffard Banane Du Bresil Liqueur. It's made from Brazilian bananas, alcoolat de banane and a little cognac. It [...]

Goodbye, berries, melons and stone fruits. Hello, apples, pears and pumpkins. Fall is officially in the air and it's time to celebrate. With dessert, of course. But not just any dessert. No, we need a good boozy dessert like these bourbon poached pears. Just as delicious as bourbon poached peaches and still super easy to [...]

Summer might officially be over on the calendar, but it's still warm weather in my neck of the woods. While some have made the switch to fall cocktails with apples, spices and pumpkin, I'm holding on to the summer cocktails for just a little longer. It is my favorite season after all. If you care [...]

I realize we are getting to the very end of blackberry season but I couldn't save this blackberry rye cocktail recipe for next year. Nor could I deprive you of it all together. So, I'm sharing it now and hoping you can still find blackberries. If not, pin/bookmark/print/save whatever you have to do so that [...]

If I had to pick a favorite spirit for the warmer months of the year, it would have to be gin. I love relaxing with gin and tonics in the afternoon (especially when camping), as well as sipping on various gin cocktails after a long day in the sun. Since the garden is still in full [...]

For years now I have been reading and hearing about aquavit but had never actually experienced it. That is, until my trip to Portland a few months back when I finally had one at Clyde Commons. If I remember correctly it was their barrel aged version of the Trident cocktail. That drink led to me buying [...]

It's been a bit of time since my trip to Louisiana to visit Avery Island where Tabasco is produced. My recollection of the meal that inspired this blackberry whiskey sour cocktail might be a little muddled, but whatever. The finished drink is delicious - and a bit spicy. Just like the Tabasco Chipotle sauce I [...]

Tea infused cocktails have been some of my favorite things to play around with in the past year. I've used everything from matcha green tea to coconut vanilla tea and have found them all to work beautifully when mixed with spirits. Keeping all this in mind, I decided to add a bag of earl grey [...]