Love, Whiskey, & Bacon

Brunch is in the air. Well… actually I think love is in the air. It’s Valentine’s Day next week, right? The day when cherubs flutter in the air. A day when elementary students share candies with everyone in class. A day when you don’t want to go out the night before and wake up next…

Sage & Honeysuckle Bitters

Homemade bitters are so much fun to make, and honestly not too crazy to get into.  Bitters have this sense of being overly complicated and intimidating, but I have to disagree with a lot of the alcohol and cocktail world.  As long as you take things one step at a time, things are pretty manageable….

Boulevardier

A Boulevardier is closely related to a Negroni. A traditional Negroni is built with gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. A Boulevardier substitutes the gin with whiskey. And who doesn’t love whiskey? Boulverdier 1.5oz Bourbon or Rye Whiskey .75oz Campari .75oz Sweet Vermouth Garnish: Lemon Peel Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and…

Mary Have Mercy (Negroni Week)

Negroni Week is still a little bit away (June 4 -10 this year), but I had a special request to showcase my favorite variation of a Negroni.  Before I get into that, I would like to provide some information on what Negroni Week is, because it truly is a beautiful effort to raise money for…

Not Out of the Woods, Yet

Inspiration for cocktails can be challenging at times. Perfecting that cocktail can be even more challenging. I was inspired to make this through a few different sources. Firstly, Hiroyasu Kayama of Ben Fiddich is a internationally renown bartender, mixologist, and herbalist. Incorporating techniques that haven’t been seen in the modern era of cocktail making and…

The Order of Chartreuse

Chartreuse is one of those drams in life that will always leave me in good memories and with a smile. The first time I had a sip of Chartreuse was in 2015 with a local artist named Cessna Decosimo. He told me that Chartreuse was the “elixir of life” and that this drink is what…

Last Leaves of Autumn

A good friend of mine owns her own tea company and makes phenomenal blends.  She also happens to be fond of my drinks.  The other day I had some friends over and we were all playing on my home bar making a lot of crazy drinks, some amazing, some bad, some funky, some classic.  At…

Matcha’do About Nothing

There’s something satisfying about seeing an egg white foam perfectly layered atop of a drink.  Egg white cocktails (when well executed) are hands down my first choice when I see one on a menu. I’ve always had a long obsession with Green Chartreuse.  It’s my favorite liqueur without question.  The history alone is what enthralled…

Sky Buster

I originally created this cocktail for a magazine I used to write for in an attempt to break into the Food & Drink category and leave the boring subjects I was writing about.  However… they did not pick it up or consider the article, and I’m still stuck writing about show dogs. I was inspired…

Garden Rocket

Did you know another name for arugula is garden rocket?  Makes that leafy substance sound so much more badass. Spring is around the corner and garden rockets are blasting back out into season.  My mom always told me to eat my vegetables, but I think I’ll drink ’em instead.  Also, what better way to toast to…