Classic Cocktails

Quill

Quill

This post is sponsored by Spirit Hub. Learn more about how Spirit Hub brings craft spirits from independent distilleries to your doorstep here. A Quill is a lesser-known Negroni riff that takes the classic cocktail to the next level with a rinse of absinthe! This is an …READ MORE

Mini Brie, Mustard, and Jam Grilled Cheeses with Classic Americanos

Mini Brie, Mustard, and Jam Grilled Cheeses with Classic Americanos

The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time for festive cocktail + appetizer pairings! This delicious mini grilled cheese is savory and sweet, pairing perfectly with a classic bittersweet, bubbly Americano. If you’re looking for a no-fuss holiday appetizer, these gooey grilled …READ MORE

Remember the Maine

Remember the Maine

This classic rye cocktail with subtle cherry and absinthe is like the Manhattan’s sophisticated cousin (or maybe the Sazerac’s cool little sister?) If you enjoy spirit-forward whiskey cocktails, this is one to add to the top of your to do list! You may also like …READ MORE

My new book Essential 3-Ingredient Cocktails is coming soon!

My new book Essential 3-Ingredient Cocktails is coming soon!

If you haven’t heard, I wrote a book! Essential 3-Ingredient Cocktails arrives June 9 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon! When I first became interested in home bartending (circa 2008), I was really frustrated by how difficult it was to get started. I …READ MORE

5 Classic New Orleans Cocktails for Mardi Gras

5 Classic New Orleans Cocktails for Mardi Gras

Happy Mardi Gras! If you’re searching for something classic to mix up today, try one of these delicious New Orleans-born cocktails. Sazerac The enduring mix of rye whiskey, simple syrup, Peychaud’s bitters and an absinthe rinse was created by Peychaud himself at the Sazerac Coffee …READ MORE

Absinthe Frappé

Absinthe Frappé

Believe it or not, this classic New Orleans cocktail was once considered a morning pick-me-up. Not exactly what I’d pair with my avocado toast, but the 1800s were a different time! An Absinthe Frappé is an easy but powerful mix of absinthe, simple syrup, and …READ MORE