In the fall, the fruit that’s most seasonal essentially switches from berries to citrus fruits. What’s great about citrus drinks is that they offer a summery accent to any cocktail, even in the cooler months. Today I am sharing a grapefruit-based drink that’s made with bourbon and a float of bitters. The bourbon adds a spicy […]
Halloween is tomorrow, and that means it’s time to start thinking about a fun cocktail to celebrate the night. And with the holiday falling on a weekend this year, we can all expect the celebrations to get a little more boozy than usual. Looking for a drink with a lovely orange color, this year I’ve […]
Halloween is on the horizon and that means it’s time to think about treating yourself to something sweet. As an added bonus, the holiday is on a Saturday night this year, which means more time for treats and great Halloween parties.
Have you ever had one of those weeks that’s a complete disaster, when even getting to the store isn’t an option? Earlier this week I found myself in that situation; I needed a happy hour cocktail for my book club, and I had no idea what to bring. I looked in my refrigerator and it was bare, […]
The Moscow Mule, invented in 1941 in New York City, has made a popular comeback in the last couple of years. Here in Seattle, I often see patrons walking around bars with copper cups of the drink, which is how it’s traditionally served. Today I am sharing a riff on the classic cocktail that’s normally comprised of […]
Fall is officially here, and so are the pumpkins. This means pumpkin-spiced lattes, pumpkin beers, and yes, pumpkin cocktails. One of my favorite tips for a home bartender is to use what you already have in your liquor cabinet to make your own creative concoction. Not only is this fun, but it helps you to […]
Fall is in the air and that means whiskey drinks are coming into season – not that they were ever ”out” of season to begin with, but the cool temps and crisp air always seem to make for the perfect excuse to indulge in a whiskey cocktail.
I’ve recently become obsessed with cocktails that have a spicy flair. It seems that everything I order at the bar or make at home currently has some kind of spicy component, and after trying many different spicy cocktails, I can say with absolute confidence that the best spicy cocktail is a spicy margarita.
Even though The New York Times argued this weekend that summer lasts for another month, for most people – including myself – Fall is definitely in the air post Labor Day, and that means it’s time to celebrate our seasonal transition with a strong drink. I love when the weather is crisp and just starting […]