Strawberry Cachaça Shake

Cachaça isn’t the most well-known sugarcane spirit. Pretty much every other style of rum is more well-known. If you’ve heard of it, chances are it’s because you’ve had it in the national drink of Brazil, the caipirinha. Production of cachaça is similar to that of rhum agricole in that it’s made with fresh-pressed cane juice. This creates a clean, crisp, vegetal flavor that’s not present in other rums. Read more

3 Simple Wine Cocktails to Make with Leftover Thanksgiving Wine

The Bishop Cocktail

Thanksgiving is generally a time shared with family and friends over food and drink. The food certainly takes the spotlight, and wine is the de-facto alcohol of choice. Sherry is one of the more popular wines found in cocktails, and let’s not forget vermouth, a fortified and aromatized wine. Read more

5 Green Chartreuse Cocktails for the True Enthusiast

Blushing Monk cocktail garnished with mint sprig
Green Chartreuse is the kryptonite of many cocktail enthusiasts – it’s certainly mine. If you’re not familiar with Chartreuse, here is the crash course. It’s a French herbal liqueur that’s made by Carthusian monks based on a recipe they purportedly received in 1605. The two types that you’ll see most often are yellow (40% ABV) and green (55% ABV), but there are other iterations that include aged and higher ABV bottlings. Yellow is the more mild version, while green is the bolder. 

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Exploring Nontraditional Cocktail Elements – Sage and Smoked Paprika

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Perhaps it’s the seasonal herbs or perhaps it’s synchronicity, but here I am enjoying another cocktail that features sage. I’ve also been on a smoked paprika kick in my cooking, and as outlandish as it may seem this cocktail perfectly combines Read more

Floridita Daiquiri (Daiquiri #4)

I never used to respect the daiquiri. I didn’t understand the appeal of an overly-sweet alcoholic slushy. Actually, I didn’t have much respect for the old fashioned either – which is now my go to cocktail. Looking back, it’s apparent that Read more