Cocchi Americano

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 [...]

Every aspect of The Botanist Islay Dry Gin from the Bruichladdich Distillery fosters a sense of exploration. Its packaging, concept,  name, color, smell, taste, and mood all exhibit the offerings of a whimsical and versatile science of the island's flora. A clean palate from which to draw worlds. However, this gin truly shines when used [...]

This bourbon strawberry jam cocktail took a bit of work to come together. The first few variations I tried were okay, but they weren't great. Thankfully, I didn't give up and the final result was this delicious summer cocktail I'm calling Southern Belle. Oh, and I should probably tell you this up front... You'll need [...]

For the last two years I've wanted to make a kiwi cocktail. For some reason, it never happened. That is, until recently when I put together this strawberry kiwi cocktail. Now I know strawberry and kiwi is a very common pairing of flavors. But, this drink isn't quite that simple. Instead of muddling both strawberry [...]

This past week the fridge has been overflowing with fresh berries. I baked a fruit crisp, made a shrub, infused some spirits and I still had berries leftover. Rather than let them sit there taking up precious space, I decided to muddle a few of the black variety to create this blackberry basil cocktail. Awhile back I [...]

For the past few months I have been drinking a lot of booze from St. George Spirits. While my collection now includes almost everything they produce, it really all started with their gins. So, that's what I'm using in this Gin Cocchi Americano Cocktail. The Botanivore Gin to be exact. If you haven't heard of [...]

3 Spiced Pear Vodka Cocktails

Once your spiced pear vodka is done infusing, it's time to put it to work in some tasty libations. I was going to spread these cocktails recipes out over the next few months, but the calendar is already pretty full. Plus, I figured a bottle of this infusion with this recipes printed up would be [...]