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Tequila Sunrise

How to Make a Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

I love making Tequila Sunrises when I’m entertaining for brunch. While champagne cocktails and bellinis have a festive carbonation to them, I like the colors and the simplicity of these a bit better. Plus, I feel obligated to use up the whole bottle of champagne when I’m making cocktails with it because I don’t want it to lose its carbonation. That means that when I’m ... Read More »

Irish Cream Egg Cream

Irish Cream Egg Cream

The other day, I showed you how to make classic Chocolate Egg Cream at home. These soda fountain treats were all the rage back when the counter at the local pharmacy was the hottest spot in town to hang out – and they still have plenty of fans today. Despite the name, egg creams contain neither egg nor cream. They’re made with chocolate syrup, milk ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Milk Punch

Pumpkin Spice Milk Punch

Milk punch is an old fashioned cocktail that originated sometime in the 17th century. Fans of eggnog will note that it is similar to the classic holiday drink, but it doesn’t include any eggs. It uses brandy (or bourbon or rum), a bit of sugar and milk to make a cocktail that is rich and creamy without being too heavy. Since it is such a ... Read More »

Introducing Modern Tiki, a Tiki Cocktail Blog

Modern Tiki: A Tiki Blog

Tiki drinks have a long history that dates back to Los Angeles in the 1930s – and the original tiki drinks are not the syrupy sweet blended drinks that you might remember from the 1970s. Historically, tiki drinks were made with fresh tropical juices, homemade syrups and plenty of rum (often very high quality rum, at that), which means that they fit the definition of ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Make Grasshoppers for St Patrick’s Day

How to Make Grasshopper Cocktails for St Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday when it comes to food and drinks. I often celebrate by baking up some Irish soda bread or an Irish-stout beer infused Guinness chocolate cake, but I can’t let the day go by without enjoying a few green treats, as well – and I’m not talking about salad! Over at the Craftsy blog, I’m sharing my recipe (it’s ... 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 »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Chocolate Martinis, Three Ways

How to Make A Chocolate Martini

I haven’t ordered a chocolate martini off of a restaurant menu in years because the drink is a little bit out of fashion when compared to the prohibition-era cocktails dominating menus these days. There is one time of the year when the chocolate martini gets to return to the spotlight and that is Valentine’s Day. One sip of this drinkable chocolate treat and you’ll remember ... Read More »

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