Category Archives: Drinks

Strawberry Mint Julep

Strawberry Mint Julep

Mint juleps are wonderful cocktails to sip on a hot day, as they are both simple and refreshing. They are traditional served the first weekend in May, as that is the day of the Kentucky Derby and mint juleps are the official cocktail of that historic horse race. Whether you watch racing or not, a refreshing mint julep is definitely a nice accompaniment for a ... Read More »

Sweetheart Sour

Sweetheart Sour

My homemade Conversation Heart Rum is certainly a fun treat to make for your valentine, but once you have a batch on hand, you’re going to need some cocktail ideas to use it up. The flavored can be treated like any other flavored spirits, whether you typically use vodka or rum. It has a very pronounced flavor on its own and can add intensity to ... Read More »

Conversation Heart Rum

Conversation Heart Rum

I’ve made quite a few infused spirits for various holidays, including a clove-spiced vodka for Christmas and a Peep-infused Vodka for Easter. These spirits are fun to make and always make a gift or addition to a holiday celebration. For Valentine’s Day, I decided to use conversation hearts to make up a batch of Conversation Heart Rum! The rum is easy to make because the ... Read More »

Kumquat Caipirinha

Kumquat Caipirinha

A caipirinha is a Brazilian cocktail made with cachaça, sugar and citrus fruit. It is so popular in Brazil, that it is widely regarded as the country’s national cocktail! There is good reason for this, as cachaça is a spirit similar to rum that is produced exclusively in Brazil. The cocktail is bright and refreshing, perfect for a hot Brazilian summer day. It is typically ... Read More »

How to Make Hot Buttered Rum

How to Make Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum is one of those drinks that you only hear about in old fashioned stories and Christmas carols. I have yet to attend a holiday party where it has been served, and most people don’t even seem to know what hot buttered rum is. So, what is hot buttered rum? It is a drink that starts with a base of butter, sugar and ... Read More »

Pomander Drop

Pomander Drop - A Holiday Cocktail

My Homemade Orange, Vanilla and Clove Vodka is a holiday favorite in my house. It is a vodka that is infused with oranges, cloves and vanilla beans that makes a great gift and a fantastic base for a signature holiday cocktail – which is a touch that can make a Christmas party especially memorable! The vodka is inspired by Pomander Balls, which I make every ... Read More »

Homemade Orange, Vanilla and Clove Vodka

Homemade Orange, Vanilla and Clove Vodka

When I was a kid, I used to make orange pomander balls every Christmas. They are made by studding fresh oranges with whole cloves, which makes a fantastic smelling and all natural holiday I stopped the tradition for a few years, but recently started it back up because the balls smell so amazing. I’ve used the combination of orange and cloves together in other things, ... Read More »

Candy Corn Simple Syrup

Candy Corn Simple Syrup

Candy corn is a fall staple that almost all of us buy in the weeks leading up to Halloween. The colorful candy corn kernels are a great way to brighten up your candy dish or your seasonal tablescape, even if you’re not a big fan of eating them. Whether you’re a fan or not, there have probably still been times when you found yourself with ... Read More »

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