28
Dec
espresso martini

Espresso Martini & Irish Espresso

When it comes to coffee and liquor, there are some cool ways to combine these two habits. From the simple Irish coffee to the espresso martini, with plenty of experiments in between. I’ve been enjoying making espresso again after my husband and I received an espresso maker as an amazing wedding gift this month. Good […]

16
Dec
Scrappy's Bitters

Scrappy’s Bitters from Seattle

Being time for me to restock my bitters supply, I wanted to try something a little more than just the traditional angustora and orange bitters I had before. A sampler set of Scrappy’s (based in Seattle, WA) bitters fit the bill with Lavender, Cardamom, Chocolate, and Grapefruit. With bitters, I pay attention to the aroma […]

Taco Tuesday Cocktails

Kick Up Your Taco Tuesday When you’re looking for a good cocktail to go along with your tacos, there’s more than just the go to good choice of margaritas. Go ahead and try one of these four recipes tonight. Tequila Old Fashioned What You Need 1 tsp. agave nectar 2 slices blood orange, plus peel […]

2
Sep
Mint Julep

Mint Julep

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with the Mint Julep, a classic bourbon refresher. Whether you’re having a BBQ, hanging out by the pool, or even playing your favorite board games. Cheers!   Ingredients .25 oz raw sugar syrup, or 1 1/2 tsp superfine sugar and seltzer water 8-10 mint leaves 1 mint sprig for garnish 2.5 […]

Il Fornaio, Coronado/San Diego

Location Il Fornaio on Coronado Island, with a fantastic view of downtown San Diego beyond across the San Diego Bay. There was actually a couple boat races going on that my boyfriend and I were not expecting to see. Pleasant surprises. When August 27th, 2016. Little did I know that’s when my boyfriend would end […]

10
Aug
whiskey varieties

Whiskey Varieties: Rye, Bourbon, and More

Whiskey is a go to with good reason, and for more than just in the Old Fashioned. When it comes to whiskey varieties, it helps to know what tastes optimal for cocktails. Differences between whiskey variations relies mostly on the type of grain used in the mash. While there’s plenty of variations of whiskey on […]

21
Jul
Old Fashioned | Dry Society

Dry Society | Mission Viejo, CA

Dry Society in Mission Viejo, CA 7/20/2016 Whiskey Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon Bitters Angostura┬« aromatic bitters Result Solid. The bartender here knew what he was doing and did not water down the drink just to fill up the glass. The taste of this Old Fashioned was full of flavor. Only complaint really is that […]