Libations

Artichoke Hold

Artichoke Hold

As much as we love tiki, we don't limit ourselves to just one category of drink. One glance at our bar will tell you that we love everything from amaro to tequila, though it's true that the rum collection dwarfs the other categories, and we can make a drink for…
Hibiscus Daiquiri

Hibiscus Daiquiri

One of the most popular drinks at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants is the jamaica margarita, which features a house-made hibiscus syrup. Hibiscus and tequila are a match made in heaven (though we love non-alcoholic jamaica agua frescas, too), but hibiscus also pairs nicely with rum. We stocked up on a…
D&C Pina Colada

D&C Pina Colada

One of the funny things about taking a break from blogging is how hard it is to get back into the swing of things. It's not that there hasn't been any blogging going on - and there has still been plenty of drinking, recipe-development and photography - but just that…
Jul Tidings

Jul Tidings

Cranberries almost always have a spot on the table during the holidays, but we just might like lingonberries even more. Sweet-tart lingonberries are similar to cranberries in flavor, but with a bit of a floral, raspberry note to them. Lingonberries are often featured in Swedish (and other Scandanavian) holiday meals,…
Zombie Santa

Zombie Santa

As long as we're not planning on driving anywhere for a while, we can't resist a good Zombie. It's a fun drink to play around with because it has so many components. It also lets you play around with some fun cocktail names for each variation. This Zombie Santa is…
Tai One On

Tai One On

A simple daiquiri is a great base for playing with new rums and new sweeteners. It's such a straightforward drink that a single change can have a big impact and it's fun (and delicious) to see the difference one substitution makes. You can always use a more complicated cocktail -…