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 […]
Unbelievably Labor Day weekend is already here, which means fall weather isn’t far behind. And that means that while it’s still warm outside, we’ve got to savor every bit of summer we have left, because winter is right around the corner. This Labor Day weekend, to celebrate the last gasps of summer I’m blending up frozen […]
For many people, the coming of fall means one thing: football. This also means it’s time to start planning for the best part of football season, which is of course tailgating. To kick off the season I thought I’d put a spin on a cocktail that is ubiquitous at tailgates across the south, the bourbon and coke. Growing […]
There’s nothing like summer entertaining – the warm weather, the good cheer, and of course, creating the perfect signature cocktail for your guests. While my friends love being handed one of my custom libations, sometimes it’s fun to let your guests prepare their own drinks– with a little help from their fabulous host: you!
Figs are an underutilized cocktail ingredient. Until a couple of years ago, I’d never cooked or made anything with figs. I think that’s because I never really saw figs proudly displayed at a grocery store. If you follow my weekly cocktails here at VinePair, you know that I typically use fresh produce in my drinks. […]
Let’s face it, there’s nothing better than a popsicle on a steaming summer day – except for a popsicle spiked with booze. I’ve been hosting a lot of cookouts lately, which means I’m buying plenty of watermelon and cantaloupe. Generally, I have a lot of leftovers, so this week I decided to put them to […]