Bourbon Collins

Bourbon Collins

With summer upon us, it is time to start enjoying some refreshing cocktails out by the barbecue.  Nothing says barbecue like bourbon, so we created a cocktail that is a twist on a classic.  We substituted bourbon for the gin in a Tom Collins and came out with a winner.  If you are looking for a light and refreshing bourbon cocktail, this is your recipe.

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Apple Cider Mimosa – Thanksgiving Cocktail

Apple Cider Mimosa

The Apple Cider Mimosa is our new Thanksgiving cocktail!  This year’s cocktail will satisfy most of your guests and allow you to get through this stressful time.  The Apple Cider mimosa is not only delicious, it also uses fresh apple cider.  I love a good seasonal cocktail.  I hope you do too!

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Tom Collins

Tom Collins

My Father-in-law Bill is quite the mixologist and makes some mean cocktails (remember the Sangria).  So I asked if he could provide the recipe for his awesome Tom Collins to the blog.  He obliged and wrote an entire post!  So without further ado, here is Bill.

Nothing is more American than the 4th of July barbecue and with Rex around the cooking is well taken care of but the drinks are my department. I thought back to all the summer shindigs we used to have in my aunt’s backyard and the adults always started the party with their favorite summertime cocktail, the Tom Collins and no one liked them or made them better than my grandmother.

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The All American Bomb Pop Cocktail

Bomb Pop Cocktail

The All American Bomb Pop Cocktail is the most American and best tasting cocktail around!  No Joke.  If you are looking for a great cocktail for Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, this cocktail is for you.  This cocktail is a little bit sweet, a little bit tart and all American!  The best part is that the Bomb Pop is not only garnish, as it melts it adds flavor to the cocktail.  It literally bleeds red, white and blue!

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Champagne Taste Test 2015

Champagne Taste Test 2015

Six years ago, I wrote a post rating the best Champagne Under $15.  It still is one of my most popular posts.  I get a ton of comments on it six years later.  It only took 6 years, but we finally lost the bitter taste in our mouths from some of these cheap champagnes and it was time to do another tasting.  In fact, we decided to take it to another level…..the best Champagnes under $10.  As you know, price does not always translate to quality!

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The Perfect Martini

The perfect martini

Tomorrow is National Martini Day! June 19th, 2015. Yeah, I didn’t know either. So in the best interest of you guys, I wanted to give you guys the perfect martini recipe. There is nothing worse than letting National Martini Day go by without celebrating it.  So since today is Thirsty Thursday, we are posting the recipe today!

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The Triple O Cocktail

The Triple O

I love orange juice.  It is sweet and acidic and works great in cocktails.  The Triple O cocktail utilizes orange bourbon, orange soda and orange juice.  It is slightly sweet and super delicious!  This cocktail is super infused with orange flavor. The Triple O Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add 1.5 oz orange bourbon … Read moreThe Triple O Cocktail

Cointreau Fizz – Thirsty Thursday

Cointreau Fizz

Summer has finally surfaced here in Virginia.  With that, comes intense heat.  So I am always on the look out for a great refreshing cocktail.  I was unpacking all of my liquor from our move and I found a bottle of Cointreau.  Cointreau is a nice orange flavored spirit that is a kin to triple … Read moreCointreau Fizz – Thirsty Thursday

Chocolate Covered Cherry Spiked Milkshake – Thirsty Thursday

Chocolate Covered Cherry Spiked Milkshake

I love ice cream, I love chocolate and I love bourbon.  Yep, ice cream and bourbon.  It is getting hot outside and the best way to beat the heat is a spiked milkshake.  Milkshakes with liquor are awesome! I have created a new spiked milkshake that mimics the flavors of a cherry cordial.  It is … Read moreChocolate Covered Cherry Spiked Milkshake – Thirsty Thursday

Bill’s Sangria – Thirsty Thursday!

Best Sangria Recipe around!

My Father-In-Law Bill is a wine fanatic. When I told him that I needed a new drink for the blog he went right for Sangria. It is a light and refreshing wine based drink that is perfect for this summer weather that we are all having. Bill’s Sangria has a few twists which add to … Read moreBill’s Sangria – Thirsty Thursday!

Red Hot Stag – Thirsty Thursday

I love Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon from Jim Beam.  It is freaking delicious!  I know what you are thinking, Red Stag tastes great as-is! There really is no need to mix this stuff at all.  However, this stuff tastes so good that it screams to be mixed in a cocktail.  I stumbled into this … Read moreRed Hot Stag – Thirsty Thursday