For years now I have been reading and hearing about aquavit but had never actually experienced it. That is, until my trip to Portland a few months back when I finally had one at Clyde Commons. If I remember correctly it was their barrel aged version of the Trident cocktail. That drink led to me buying [...]

Back in March, I took a trip to Avery Island, Louisiana to learn about the history and production of Tabasco. During this trip, we had a four course meal prepared by Chef Aaron Sanchez that was both amazingly delicious and very inspiring. Each course gave me a different cocktail idea, based on the flavors of [...]

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, I figured now was a good time to share a tequila cocktail recipe. And since I had quite a few strawberries in the fridge, I figured said drink should be a strawberry tequila cocktail. It just seemed logical. And I'm all about the logic { well, maybe not according [...]

If there's one cocktail we should all know how to make, it's a margarita. I've personally become a big fan of Tommy's margarita recipe which includes only 100% agave tequila, lime juice and agave nectar. Easy to make and even easier to drink, it's one we should all have in our repertoire. And, once you have [...]

Fig season might be gone, but that doesn't have to stop us from enjoying these little beauties in this tequila fig cocktail. While I did take advantage of some fresh ones to make a homemade jam, you can easily find fig jam in the store. It won't have the clove notes of the homemade stuff, [...]

Meyer lemons are one of my favorite seasonal ingredients to work with this time of year. Not only are they great for adding a bright burst of citrus to a drink, they also make for a lovely infused tequila. Which, of course, is the base of this meyer lemon tequila cocktail. Added to the mix [...]

Fort Bragg, CA, a small coastal mill town just north of Mendocino, furnished many tender memories throughout my childhood, the most recent of which, intoxicating. There is a certain Proustian effect that is enkindled when I intake the wet air, the vegetal marine rot, even the thorns of the brackish brambles. Today, however, I find [...]

Have some fun this holiday season by serving up rounds of this pomegranate tequila cocktail made with both an infused tequila and infused pomegranate juice. Not only is this drink tasty, but it's also festive with red and green colors for Christmas. Talk about a real crowd pleaser. The base of this pomegranate tequila cocktail [...]

Margaritas are a great canvas for experimenting. Start with tequila and lime and add in some fresh fruit, maybe some herbs or a spicy pepper and boom, you have yourself a tasty cocktail. And guess what? That's exactly what you'll be doing for this watermelon cilantro margarita! Normally I have both watermelon and cilantro growing [...]

After posting the raspberry shrub recipe, I felt like I needed to do more with the shrub than just add gin for a cocktail. I mean it was an easy one to make, but it wasn't very creative. So, after much time thinking about it and trying various ideas, I finally came up with this [...]