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French Martini

French Martini

The French Martini isn’t a drink that you’re going to find on too many craft cocktail menus right now, but there was a time when this drink was a huge favorite on the cocktail scene. The cocktail is a fruity, slightly sweet vodka drink that combines fresh pineapple juice and Chambord. Chambord is a a French liqueur – hence the name of the cocktail – ... Read More »

Emerald

Emerald, an Irish whiskey cocktail

St Patrick’s Day is a spirited holiday – in that it has quite a few drinks and cocktails associated with it. They range from the simple (a freshly poured Guinness) to the silly (green beer) to the indulgent (Irish cream over ice). This cocktail, the Emerald, is a more crafted cocktail that is an elegant way to raise a glass with friends and family this ... Read More »

How to Make a Pisco Sour

How to Make a Pisco Sour

The pisco sour is a cocktail that features pisco, a type of brandy that comes from Peru and Chile. The colorless spirit is distilled from grapes that come from the large wine-making regions in both Peru and Chile. While most brandies are aged in some kind of oak, one of the rules in pisco production is that it cannot be aged in wood at all. ... 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 »

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 »

Owl’s Brew “Classic” Tea Cocktail Mixer, reviewed

The Owl's Brew Tea Cocktail Mixer, reviewed

The most common cocktail mixers out there are sour mix (lemon/lime and sugar) and sodas, but there are actually a wide variety of mixers out there, including some very unique ones!┬áThe Owl’s Brew is an option that is tea-based cocktail mixer. While there are many coffee- based cocktails, there haven’t been a tremendous number of tea-based ones until recently, when a trend at many cocktail ... Read More »

How to Make a Whiskey Sour

How to Make a Whiskey Sour

If you enjoy whiskey cocktails, there is one classic one that should not be overlooked: the whiskey sour. This is a simple cocktail that has been on the books for well over a century (the earliest official recipe dates back to the 1860s, but unofficial versions predate that by decades) and it is just as satisfying now as it was then, if not moreso. The ... Read More »

How to Make A Classic Daiquiri

How to Make A Classic Daiquiri

A daiquiri is a fantastic cocktail that has been finding its way back into the spotlight over the past couple of years. Though it was absent from cocktail bar menus for a couple of decades, the drink has a very long history. The drink was supposedly invented in Cuba around the turn of the 20th century, then brought back to New York by American fans, ... Read More »

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