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Gourd-geous, A Pumpkin Cider Cocktail

Gourd-geous, A Pumpkin Cider Cocktail

Fall is pumpkin season and, in addition to all the pumpkin pies and pumpkin spice lattes out there, there are some unexpected pumpkin-infused goodies available, as well. One of these is the Pumpkin Cider from Ace Ciders. Despite the name, the hard cider is made with (high quality, of course) apples that are juiced and fermented. The cider is flavored with cinnamon, cloves and allspice ... Read More »

Hemingway Daiquiri

Hemingway Daiquiri

The Hemingway Daiquiri is named after author Ernest Hemingway. The story goes that Hemingway, living in Havana at the time, ducked into the El Floridita bar and asked the bartender for a daiquiri with no sugar and double the rum. The bar was known for its signature drink, a twist on a basic daiquiri (the basic recipe uses only rum, lime juice and sugar) that ... Read More »

Homemade Frappula Frappuccino

Homemade Frappula Frappuccino

Last year, Starbucks added a spooky drink option to their regular menu for only a couple of days before Halloween: the Frappula Frappuccino. The ice blended drink sported a vampire bite that looked very much like the bites I’ve added to my vampire-inspired Halloween cupcakes and whoopie pies. This year the popular coffee chain added the Frappula back to the menu for a few days, ... Read More »

Harvest Spice Old Fashioned

Harvest Spice Old Fashioned

The old fashioned is a classic cocktail that is generally made with bourbon, sugar and bitters. Those simple ingredients produce a flavorful drink, and also serve as a great jumping off point for variations on the theme. When you go to a cocktail bar, you’ll probably spot some twist on this drink on the menu and it is just as easy to put your own ... Read More »

Cinnamon Amaretto Sour

Cinnamon Amaretto Sour

The Amaretto Sour is a cocktail that became popular during the 1940s and enjoyed long-lasting popularity, though it has lately been overshadowed by boozier craft and prohibition era cocktails at some bars. It is a simple sour, made with amaretto, lemon juice and simple syrup. It’s sweet, refreshing and easy to drink, all of which are features that earn this cocktail plenty of fans. To ... 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 »

Cherry Julep

Cherry Julep

Mint juleps are simple, refreshing cocktails that offer a boozy way to beat the heat on a hot day. Many of us associate them with the Kentucky Derby, as they are the official cocktail of that particular event, but they can be enjoyed any time of year. The basic recipe is made with nothing more than bourbon, mint, a little sugar and a lot of ... Read More »

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