Brie Stuffed Mushrooms with Strawberry Balsamic Tarragon Sauce

Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers, and this recipe is one I put together a year ago with the intention of encouraging friends to try new flavor combinations. Brie and strawberry is a fairly standard pairing, but Read more

3 Exceptional Halloween Cocktails That Aren’t Cheesy

For the cocktail enthusiast, Halloween can be a tricky holiday. There is no shortage of cocktails and punches with over the top garnishes and sugary, colorful concoctions that people are hell-bent on shooting. Luckily, there are several options that don’t require the enthusiast to sell their soul. Here are three that I’ve specifically selected for Halloween.

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Cherry Bounce – A Simple Colonial-Era Liqueur


In addition to experiencing the flavor and aroma of a cocktail, appreciation comes from knowledge of its history. However, our tendency is only to study modern history and investigate the birth of the cocktail rather than the historical context of drinking culture which predates it. For Americans this means Read more

The Cocktail to Make with Those Extra Thanksgiving Herbs

Seasonal Sour Cocktail with Rosemary Garnish

Herbal and bitter cocktails are a favorite of mine, but I don’t always have the necessary ingredients on hand. Fresh herbs aren’t as easy to keep a supply of for the home cocktail enthusiast. Luckily, the same herbs you’re going to be using to season your turkey are the same ones we want in this cocktail. Read more

American Whiskey: Restoring The Romance (Plus A Spiced Pumpkin Bread Recipe)

This is the second part of a two-part post on American whiskey and its current state. For a little more context, jump back to part one, “Is American Whiskey Love Without Romance?”. If you want to jump directly to the spirits tasting and pumpkin bread recipe in this post, have at it. What follows will still make sense.

I believe there are only two ways to drink whiskey. Read more

Chai White Russian

Chai Tea White Russian

Sweet drinks don’t often appeal to me, but every once in awhile I’ll indulge in a sweet dessert cocktail. This is my twist on the white Russian and what I love about it is the harmony of spice, cream, and sweet. I prefer to make this with homemade chai concentrate and heavy cream. (Recipe here!)
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