Bourbon

Every year during the holiday season I try and use raw cranberries in a cocktail. And every year, I find that they just don't work. They are too tart, they don't muddle well and really, they just aren't that good. So, every year I instead make some sort of cranberry syrup and use that in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A cherry bourbon cocktail has been on my list of drinks to make for years now. For some reason, it just now happened. But that's okay. It was worth the wait. And apparently I've been making up for last time with this one since I've already more than my fair share of them in the [...]

Booze, ice cream and soda. If that's not a perfect combination for summer, I don't know what is. Not only are these three ingredients super easy to put together, they also hit the spot when the sun is scorching. Do yourself a favor and grab a pint of ice cream and fix yourself this bourbon [...]

It's time for the first peach bourbon cocktail of the season. I can't guarantee it won't be the last of the season because I've been working on a mezcal one too, but for now, let's focus on this one. Because it's a good one. And it's summer. And peaches are in season. And bourbon. Well, [...]

Peaches are one of those fruits I always stock up on when I hit the farmers market. I use them for smoothies, cocktails and just plain snacking. However, I always make sure to save a few so I can make a batch of these bourbon poached peaches. Add a few to a bowl of vanilla [...]

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 [...]

Clementine Mint Julep

Now that spring is in the air, my mint plants are coming back to life. The weeds are too, but that's a different story.  So, for my first mint cocktail of this season, I decided to play around with the mint julep. Seeing as the Kentucky Derby isn't too far away and I have a few [...]