Category Archives: Drinks

Gingerbread Cookies n’ Cream, a Holiday Cocktail

Gingerbread Season Cocktail

Homemade infused spirits and liqueurs are some of my favorite things to make around the holidays. They’re easy because they’re a very hands-off project (you only need to plan a little extra time for them to age) and they make great gifts for cocktail-loving friends. If you take the time to make your own infusions, you’re going to want to have some cocktail recipes to ... Read More »

Homemade Gingerbread Rum

Homemade Gingerbread Rum

I love making homemade spirit infusions and syrups for cocktails, especially during the holidays. Not only do they make great gifts, but they enable you to make truly unique signature cocktails for any gathering! This gingerbread rum is infused with the flavors of gingerbread. You’ll note that I didn’t call it gingerbread infused rum because I didn’t stuff any cookies into the bottle! The rum ... Read More »

Kahlua Chili Chocolate, reviewed

Kahlua Chili Chocolate, reviewed

Kahlua is a delicious, rum-based coffee liqueur that is excellent for both making cocktails and for baking. The company has launched quite a few seasonal or limited edition options over the years and, since coffee is such a versatile flavor, many of them have been lovely. Their most recent product was Kahlua Chili Chocolate, which infuses their classic coffee base with both spicy chilis and ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: A Trio of Warm Holiday Drinks

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Holiday Drink Trio

I rarely serve hot drinks during the summer outside of coffee (which is with me year round!), but they become a regular part of my own evening routine and my entertaining routine over the fall and winter holiday seasons. Over at the Craftsy blog (it’s free!), I’m sharing a Trio of Warm Holiday Drinks that are the perfect way to treat yourself or a cold ... Read More »

New Belgium Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale, reviewed

New Belgium Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale, reviewed

While beer can be incorporated into baked goods like beer breadsĀ and even chocolate cakes, beer and baked goods don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. I would say that I see more wine pairings with desserts and spirit-infused baked goods than I do similar pairings with beer. This particular beer, however, brings baked goods to the beer and not the other way around. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ... Read More »

How to Make Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Simple syrups are essential tools in my kitchen. They might not be quite as essential as sugar, butter and flour (though sugar is necessary for making the syrup!), but I use them on a regular basis to make a wide variety of both hot and cold drinks. Simple syrups are made by dissolving equal parts of sugar and water together. This liquid is easily incorporated ... Read More »

How to Make a Jack Rose Cocktail

How to Make a Jack Rose Cocktail

While it may seem like pumpkin spice is everywhere during the fall, it’s not the only fall flavor out there. Apples and apple desserts are fall staples in my house and I make sure that they are included in the drink menu when I’m entertaining, not just the food side of things. This means that I make batches of apple cider, as well as apple ... Read More »

Barrel Aged Vanilla White Russian

Barrel Aged Vanilla White Russian

A White Russian is a decadent dessert cocktail made with vodka, Kahlua (or another coffee liqueur) and cream. It’s creamy, not overly sweet and has a great coffee flavor. It’s easy to make and even easier to drink. While sometimes the cocktail is stirred before serving to give it a uniform caramel color, other times it is simply layered together before serving. As a dessert ... Read More »

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