Recipes

Poitín Basil Honey Smash

Poitín Basil Honey Smash

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here so it’s time for an Irish-inspired cocktail! I wanted the fun of a green drink, while still keeping things interesting and my ingredients all natural. This riff on the modern classic Basil Smash substitutes poitín (Irish moonshine) for gin, …READ MORE

How to Photograph Drinks like a Pro

How to Photograph Drinks like a Pro

Photographing cold drinks like cocktails can be challenging. There are reflections, melting ice, and condensation to deal with, not to mention unforeseen lighting issues and wilting garnishes. Fortunately, once you understand how to light them and have a few pro tricks up your sleeve, you’ll be able to instantly improve your drink photos!

Naked and Famous – Mezcal and Yellow Chartreuse Cocktail

Naked and Famous – Mezcal and Yellow Chartreuse Cocktail

With a striking orange hue and a name like Naked and Famous, this beloved modern cocktail is a real head turner! Made with smoky mezcal, fresh lime juice, and two popular liqueurs, the Naked and Famous is both easy to make and easy to enjoy. …READ MORE

The Classic Vesper Martini

The Classic Vesper Martini

The Vesper is a martini riff made with gin, vodka, and an aromatized wine. This now-classic cocktail is unique because it was invented not by a bartender, but by author Ian Fleming in his James Bond novel Casino Royale. The Vesper is not for the …READ MORE

Blueberry Gin & Tonic

Blueberry Gin & Tonic

I infused some gin with frozen blueberries and couldn’t believe the vibrant deep purpley pink color I got when I strained out the berries! Mixed with lime juice, the color transformed to a beautiful pink. I have a feeling this is going to be a favorite cocktail for us this summer since we harvest at least a few pounds of blueberries from our bushes each year. Looking forward to those warmer days ahead…☀️

Hot Honey Blackberry Margarita

Hot Honey Blackberry Margarita

Spicy Margaritas are more popular than ever, but you can transform this fairly basic cocktail from ordinary to spectacular with a diy hot honey syrup and fresh berries. This Hot Honey Blackberry Margarita is made with a reposado tequila (or mezcal if you want to …READ MORE