Cinnamon Rosemary Old Fashioned

So, there’s no good way to say it: It’s been snowing here at least once a week for the last month, and it’s only the first week of October. Cue the bourbon cocktails! I searched online a few different times, but everything seemed to lead to the same variation of a bourbon-pear-sage libation, until I…

Bocce Ball

We were still looking for some lower alcohol cocktails and this pairing of citrus and almond fit the bill. It certainly sounded refreshing. Named after the Italian ball sport, Bocce Balls showed up in the early 80s almost certainly invented by Di Saronno to help popularize their amaretto. It appeared in numerous advertisements placed by…

Brown Gin

Brown Gin adds a hefty dose of bitters to the classic Pink Gin. In the 1800s, British Navy sailors treated sea sickness with Angostura bitters. Since they are pretty strong solo, they’d mix it with their gin rations to make it go down easier, creating the original Pink Gin. This version more than doubles down on the…

Cachaça Spritzer

The weeks have completely flown by for me this summer, so when I blinked and discovered it was Sunday again, I decided to make time to shake, rattle, and pour. The pantry was a little bare, and I didn’t want to again default to tequila, so I settled on making a spritzer of some kind…

South Slope

We were looking for something with a summer feel and I wanted to use some more of the Cocchi Americano. So I hit the internet and came up with a whole lot of oldies, but not that many newer, more refreshing-sounding mixes. Then I came across the South Slope, a modern cocktail found in the…

Orange Crush

It was time to break out the Dry Curacao. I had bought it a year ago knowing it was a common ingredient in classic cocktails and assumed we’d need it. But nope. Not even once has any stumbled-upon recipe called for it. So I went looking. What I found was this recipe for an Orange…

Gin & Jam

I’d been coming across a lot of gin-and-jam recipes this past year and thought it was time to try one. My timing, however, wasn’t ideal since my raspberry freezer-jam stash was long, l-o-n-g, gone. My best option? Good, ol’ E.D. Smith. Ed, as he’s affectionately known to me, makes an apricot passionfruit jam that’s tart…

The Impeachment

It was time for a Sunday dinner on a Saturday because people are going sailing. Z needed a drink so he foolishly wondered to himself if there was a Reddit for cocktails. Turns out there are two: R/cocktail and R/cocktails. This tasty concoction came from the front page of R/cocktails. It appears to be a…

Sex Pistol

Tasked with finding a cocktail at the last minute, Z went looking through the cabinet to see what we had in abundance and found the Goldschlager. Some time on the net revealed this new cocktail which appeared to be the most palatable choice given what was available. The Sex Pistol (named for the 70s punk rock band)…

Honey Bee

The honey-sweeten Honey Bee cocktail is a rum variant of the Prohibition-era Bee’s Knees (which uses gin) we’ve tried previously. It is built on a standard rum sour model but yet remains unique due to the smooth honey flavour. One of my research sites said this rum-based cocktail is”much more forgiving of aggressive honey flavours” and I have to agree. Our liquor…