My goal for this cocktail was to use Original Red Tabasco is something other than a Bloody Mary. Not that there's anything wrong with that, I just wanted to do something different. Something that could be considered dessert instead of brunch. I realize that sounds strange, but it works in this campari rum cocktail. Trust [...]

When a bottle of Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Rum shows up your doorstep in the summer, you have two options. Number one: make a mojito. Number two: make a daiquiri. Anything other than that is out of the question when it's hot outside. So, me being the wise-ish person that I am, I went with number [...]

Watermelon mojito

The mojito. A classic summer cocktail that's a great use for all the freaking mint growing in my garden right now. Seriously. How can so much mint grow from one plant? Anyway, the mojito is also the perfect drink to play around with. Add a little fruit (like I did for this watermelon mojito), another [...]

Key limes. Those cute, little, tart fruits that just beg to be turned into pie. Or in my case, cocktails. Except this time, I first turned them into a ginger vanilla key lime syrup and then put them to use in my drink. My rum key lime cocktail to be exact. The initial idea for [...]

When I was in Louisiana, I had this great idea for a spicy pineapple rum cocktail with Tabasco habanero sauce. It was inspired by this fantastic dish of crispy Louisiana shrimp with Tabasco habanero sauce aioli and pickled veggies made by Aaron Sanchez. However, when I came home to make it, I was a little unsure [...]

When inspiration strikes in the form of a kiwi rum cocktail the only thing to do is run with it. And run with it I did. After munching on a few kiwi slices, I felt the need for some rum. But not just any rum - I wanted grassy, earthy rum agricole made from sugar [...]

Polish up those silver cups! May approaches, and the equine curious will be donning their hats and duds, heading for the track, and grabbing for that prestigious and ever-so-delightful mint julep. This, however, is about a completely different cocktail. The Island Julep is a pineapple rum cocktail bearing little resemblance to its namesake but delivering [...]

What does one like to drink when consuming chocolate stout brownies for dessert? Well, if that one is me the answer is this Cruzan Black Strap Rum cocktail that also contains a bit of the delicious stout from the brownies. {Insert pause here so you can wipe the drool from your computer as you think [...]

When dessert comes in the form of a cocktail, I’m a happy camper. Now, I’m not talking about those overly sweet cocktails with chocolate syrup and such. Rather, I mean a strong, stirred drink with flavors of coffee, vanilla and dark chocolate such as this rum Campari cocktail. This rum Campari cocktail stared out as [...]

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 [...]