Jessica Torres

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 [...]

Every once in a while I run across a spirit that I just can't pass up trying. One was definitely St. George Spirits NOLA Coffee Liqueur. Another was Sukkah Hill Besamim Aromatic Spice Liqueur. And the two together with bourbon? Delicious. Just wait till you try this bourbon besamim liqueur cocktail for yourself. I know [...]

In case you haven't noticed, I'm on a bit of peach cocktail kick right now. But how could one not be when it's prime peach season?!?! Anyway, to switch things up a little from just muddling peach in the drink, I made a jam for this peach mezcal cocktail. If you don't want to go through all [...]