Fourth of July Cocktails

standard June 30, 2016 Leave a response
Fourth of July Cocktails

The days are longer, the temperature is higher and Independence Day is upon us once again, but as you get ready to celebrate, I have a couple Fourth of July cocktails you’re sure to enjoy.

Certainly the efforts of our forefathers are worth more than cheap keg beer or punch served in disposable cups, so I invite you to create a few fireworks of your own with a couple of my favorite patriotic drinks.… Read More ...

Making Rum: A Primer

standard August 21, 2015 Leave a response
Making Rum

Rum has always managed to fly under my radar, but that’s changed dramatically with this summer’s warm weather. Light and refreshing, rum drinks like the Daiquiri have become a favorite in my seasonal cocktail rotation. So curious to learn more, I recently visited a local distillery that gave me a basic lesson in making rum.… Read More ...

Tiki Drinks for the Beginner

standard July 2, 2015 Leave a response
Tiki Drinks for Beginners

Tiki drinks have always looked like a lot of fun, but frankly I never knew where to start. The stuff of 50s kitsch and pop culture, they seemed to be as mysterious as the question Who Created the Mai Tai?.

Well after a little research and experimentation, Tiki drinks are still just as cool but a little less mysterious.… Read More ...

Hump Day Happy Hour: The Daiquiri

standard February 4, 2015 2 responses

Hump Day Happy Hour: The DaiquiriTonight we say “Screw this fiendishly foul weather!” by introducing ourselves to the sunny Daiquiri. Certainly those of you that live in a warmer climate may chuckle at my discomfort, but I need a dose of warmth and the classic Daiquiri is the prescription for my ailment.… Read More ...