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Spicy Jalapeno Mule Mocktail

Spicy Jalapeno Mule Mocktail

Want something spicy, citrusy, and festive for Cinco de Mayo, but without the alcohol? Try a crisp Jalapeno Mule Mocktail! This easy non-alcoholic cocktail combines just three simple ingredients, making it a great happy hour option for non-drinkers during these quarantined times. As someone who …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

Guide to Citrus Peel Cocktail Garnishes

Guide to Citrus Peel Cocktail Garnishes

This photo guide will teach you how to create some of the best known citrus peel garnishes, as well as offer some helpful tips for creating my signature carved citrus peels like the image above. Follow me on Instagram for more garnish inspiration!

Strawberry Basil Gin Sour

Strawberry Basil Gin Sour

I first created this cocktail in 2018, and it’s still a favorite fruity gin recipe for summer! My original post didn’t include a detailed recipe for the strawberry basil syrup, so today I’m revisiting this silky smooth cocktail and updating both the recipe and the photos. If you like fresh fruit and herb flavor pairings, this gin cocktail is one to shake up this spring/summer!

Dragon Fruit Cucumber Limeade

Dragon Fruit Cucumber Limeade

Dragon Fruit Cucumber Limeade is an easy, refreshing, and vibrant drink to enjoy this spring or summer. This versatile recipe can be made with still or sparkling water, booze or no booze, and made for one, or batched for a group. With the on-going Coronavirus …READ MORE

Pineapple Matcha Drink (Starbucks Copycat)

Pineapple Matcha Drink (Starbucks Copycat)

If you love matcha or green tea, you might have already tried the new Starbucks Pineapple Matcha Drink. Since I’m keeping my caffeine intake lighter these days (baby on the way), I’ve been really into tea and tea-based drinks. Instead of my usual decaf afternoon …READ MORE