Chocolate-Covered Cherry

After finding a bottle of crème de cacao for the Brandy Alexander, Zee went looking for something else to use it in, along with what we had to hand one Sunday. With his usual google-fu, Zee found on the following cocktail on BarNoneDrinks.com. As far as we know, there is no specific history to this…

Kamikazee

It was New Year’s and we were preparing a nice Shabu Shabu for dinner and needed a cocktail. I don’t know why I settled on the Kamikaze but I think it was the limes—something tart and acidic to go with all that hotpot goodness. According to cocktail historian David Wondrich (and wikipedia), the Kamikaze first…

Winter Solstice Sangria

Often described as wine punch, sangria or some iteration thereof has been a staple of Spanish culture for centuries. There is no standard recipe for sangria; every sangria we’ve had over the years has been subtly or noticeably different. (A few years ago, Cee was making a super-simple sangria by mixing red wine with 7-Up,…

Cran-Rosemary Julep

Winter solstice. It’s a bit of a celebration around here. And where there are cheers and my dears, there are cocktails. This year, we opted to celebrate with a chill night of tapas paired with tall glasses of sangria and this festive bevvy: Cran-rosemary juleps. Here’s how we made them. Ingredients (makes 4) 1/2 cup…