As we start getting closer to the end of winter and the beginning of spring, I find myself wanting more citrus based drinks instead of spirit forward ones. With that craving in mind, I created this gin byrrh cocktail with one of winter's finest citrus fruits - the meyer lemon. If you're reading the description [...]

A cocktail for many occasions, a hailing to the coming spring, a non-traditional ode to the ghost of Saint Valentine, no matter the time or place, this delicious tequila gin cocktail offers a delicate balance between sweet, tart, floral, and refreshing. And yes, it has bell pepper in it. Like most cocktails, this intriguing little [...]

Way back in 1925 a female bartender at The American Bar in The Savoy Hotel created a little cocktail by the name of Hanky Panky. This particular drink was comprised of equal parts gin and sweet vermouth along with 2 dashes of Fernet Branca. Almost 100 years later, this cocktail is still around and enjoyed [...]

A refreshing relief from the heavy indulgence of the winter libations, this crisp and fresh gin lemongrass cocktail plays on the flavors from the hotter hemispheres. The drink began with an unexpected discovery that spurred further exploration. I tried Bombay Sapphire East in a mule variation mixed with lime juice and Fentiman's Ginger Beer, a [...]

Every time I buy a bag of clementines, I think about making a cocktail with them. Then the kids eat them all and I'm left with nothing. But not this time. Oh no. I snuck a few of those little beauties and saved them for this gin clementine cocktail. Good thing too, because it was [...]

If John Muir was alive today, I have no doubts his favorite gin would be St. George Spirits Terroir Gin. Made with botanicals from the slopes of Mt. Tam, it is literally the woods in a bottle. It's also the perfect spirit for this sage gin cocktail. So, if you don't already have a bottle [...]

The martini… A sophisticated blend of gin and vermouth with countless variations. From perfect to dirty and everything in between, it’s definitely one of the most well known drinks in history (and the most debated). In this version, we are playing off the classic recipe – with a twist, of course. The result is a [...]

Thanksgiving cocktail recipes

Turkey day is almost here. By now you should have the menu completed and the turkey purchased. If not, I hope you're headed to someone else's house for the feast. Either way, you'll want to take a peek at this list of Thanksgiving cocktail recipes and pick out a few to try. As usual with the [...]

As we get closer to the holiday season, it's time to start thinking about easy cocktails that will serve a crowd. After cooking all day, the last thing we want to do with a house of people, is shake up cocktails for guests. With that in mind, I created this cranberry orange sparkler. It only takes [...]

While there are many different flavors of tea on the market today, none of them are as versatile as Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha green tea. Because it comes in powder form, it can be used in everything from cooking to drinking. Of course, when drinking Aiya Matcha green tea, a cup of hot tea is [...]