Puerto de las Altos

I recently spent some time in Mexico on an amazing trip hosted by Patron Tequila.  We spent time in Atotonilco el Alto, a town about two hours east of Guadalajara that is known for tequila production in the highlands of Jalisco.  The trip, while led by Patron, was not at all preachy to the brand,…

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….

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…

Sweet Potato Rosemary Maple Brown Sugar Bourbon Doughnuts

That’s a hell of a name for something.  Is it weird if I start naming desserts the way I name cocktails?  I can add a pun, or make an obscure reference I’m sure that only a handful of people will get.  I don’t know… it feels weird giving doughnuts a “name”.  We’ll just stick with…

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…

xDarling

I’m often inspired to make drinks based on the people I have in my life.  The drinks based on different things, whether it’s a favorite thing they like, the way they make me feel, or even sometimes how they smell.  People impact you greatly, and then sometimes you never see them again.  A drink is…

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…

Deconstructed Irish Coffee

Alright, so maybe I should be calling this a Cowboy Coffee since I’m using bourbon.  Though, cowboys aren’t the only group of people who drink bourbon.  Maybe I should be more specific.  Tom Elliot Coffee.  Selleckian Coffee.  Ehh.  What’s the point?  This drink is timeless, simple, complex, and amazing. I chose to deconstruct this recipe…