Fall cocktail

bourbon maple smash

Bourbon Maple Smash

As the days grow shorter and the air turns brisk, there’s nothing quite like a bourbon maple smash to warm the soul. This delightful cocktail marries the rich, caramel notes of bourbon with the velvety sweetness of pure maple syrup, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate. What is a Smash? Smashes […]

pear-thyme prosecco cocktail

Pear-Thyme Prosecco Cocktail

This simple drink oozes elegance. There is no fancy name, no long story behind it, and no unusual ingredients, but this pear-thyme Prosecco cocktail is a tasty one and a fun seasonal cocktail for the cooler months. I have always been a fan of bubbles.  The trend of serving sparkling wines and campaigns with any […]

Aperol Cosmopolitan

Aperol Cosmopolitan

A stunning Aperol Cosmopolitan that’s perfect for sipping. I must confess, sometimes I love a good cosmo. But the key with making a great one is using good quality ingredients. In this case, good vodka and actual Contreau, seriously, don’t skimp it makes a difference. This drink highlights the alcohol, so you need the quality to be […]

Fallen Apple cocktail

“Fallen Apple” Cocktail

I consider this another fun, seasonal, Fall cocktail, based on the “Fallen Apple” cocktail I first read about in Saveur in 2015. The Fallen Apple recipe talked about in that article was from chef Anna Bogle of Summit City Lounge in Whitesburg, Kentucky (a place and a state I’ve never been). A “Fallen Apple” cocktail, either the […]

El Diablo

El Diablo Cocktail

I read about this drink a while ago and it left a lasting impression.  I used to be scared of tequila. Chalk it up to a bad experience at a young age. Older, I now find tequila fascinating. Its versatility amazes me. And if you haven’t had the good stuff yet, try it, it’s life-changing. […]

apple gin fizz

Apple Gin Fizz Cocktail

Moscow Mules have taught me I love ginger beer.  Now for something new.  The combination of fresh seasonal apple juice, lemon, and ginger beer is fantastic and one I had never tried before.  This drink is light, crisp, and refreshing, with a touch of apple essence.  Barb Kiebel, a fellow blogger, first brought this fun […]


Madras Cocktail

Have you ever heard of a Madras?  This beauty is my new favorite cocktail.  Technically speaking, a Madras is similar to a Sea Breeze.  Some call them cousins.  Both are made with vodka and cranberry juice.  But where a Sea Breeze includes grapefruit juice, a Madras substitutes orange juice. As I dabble with mixology and […]

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