Classic Cocktail Recipes

In case you haven't heard yet, Negroni Week for 2015 is coming up June 1-7th. As a big fan of the negroni {and all it's many variations}, I'm super excited about this week. Plus, I can always get behind a week of drinking for a good cause. Anyway, if you can't make it out to [...]

Sgroppino cocktail

For those of you still enjoying the last few days of warmer weather, this sgroppino cocktail is for you. An icy cold drink that hails from Italy, it is bursting with lemon flavors and lots of bubbles. Enjoy it as an aperitif, a digestif or a palate cleanser (or all three if that's how you [...]

Negroni Week officially starts for 2014 on June 2nd (and runs through June 8th). Now, if you haven't heard of this particular event, let me fill you in. Negroni Week is presented by Imbibe and Campari. Participating bars will donate at least $1 of every negroni and negroni variation sold to the local charity of [...]

As I mentioned in the unaged rye whiskey cocktail post, I've been enjoying a lot of rye whiskey cocktails lately. In my research for new to me classic rye whiskey cocktails, I came across one that I just couldn't resist... The Preakness Cocktail. Basically, it's a variation of the Manhattan with the addition of Bénédictine. [...]

To say my husband and I have been drinking a lot of gin and tonics lately is a bit of an understatement. Ever since I started growing my gin collection, our first drink to try with a new bottle is a G&T. It provides a nice baseline for us and helps me evaluate the gin. [...]

The Nevada Cocktail

I was born and raised in Northern California. Twenty five years later, I moved to Nevada. While I'll always be from Cali, I can honestly say that my heart now belongs to the wonderful Silver State. So, in honor of Nevada Day which always falls on the last Friday of October, I'm sharing The Nevada [...]

Bee’s Knees Cocktail

If you've never had a Bee's Knees Cocktail, you're missing out. It's a gin based Prohibition-era cocktail, similar to The Last Word Cocktail. And it's really easy to make at home with only three ingredients. It's also really good. The Bee's Knees Cocktail is made with gin, honey syrup and lemon. It is said the [...]

Hope you enjoyed the last set of Campari Cocktails, including two different Negronis (one with gin and one with vodka) and The Boulevardier. We have a couple more Campari cocktail recipes for you with this Italian apertif... Campari Orange and Campari and Soda. For those of you that don't know, an aperitif is best served [...]

Campari is a bitter Italian aperitif that has been around for over 150 years. The ingredients are secret but it is guessed that herbs, aromatic plants and fruits are part of the process. I'm starting to believe that Campari is an essential for any home bar. I think you will too after trying these Campari [...]