Tag: cocktails

How to Make an Old Fashioned Cocktail (And a Delicious Plum Variation)

How to Make an Old Fashioned Cocktail (And a Delicious Plum Variation)

The Old Fashioned cocktail is one of the easiest classic cocktails you can make. In this post, I give you some tips and tricks for mastering this cocktail and also share one of my favorite variations: a plum Old Fashioned! What is an Old Fashioned? […]

Sotol Martini

Sotol Martini

Martinis are classic drinks for a good reason: they are crisp, refreshing, and easy to make. This sotol martini is all of that and more. It packs a punch while also cooling you down, which makes it the perfect drink to go from summer to […]

Aperol Gin and Tonic

Aperol Gin and Tonic

Winter is back with a vengeance in WA, and all I can think about are pretty pink things. Like flowers. Or macarons. Or this Aperol gin and tonic. It gets its lovely pink hue from a little bit of Aperol, an Italian liqueur. Like all […]

10 Fun Fall Cocktails

10 Fun Fall Cocktails

It’s time for another recipe round up! This time around, I decided to focus on finding some of the best fall cocktails out there. These 10 cocktails are fun, inventive, and perfect for any fall celebration. They are also made with seasonal ingredients like apple […]

Cinnamon Basil Japanese Cocktail

Cinnamon Basil Japanese Cocktail

It’s Monday; I just started a new job (yay!), and I’m tired. Don’t get me wrong. I’m actually very excited about this job, and I already love my new students, but getting used to working full-time after you haven’t done so in a while is […]

Smoked Rosemary Gin & Tonic

Smoked Rosemary Gin & Tonic

It’s been a weird summer in Eastern WA. It didn’t really get warm until late June, then it got too warm, and now everything around us seems to be on fire. As a result, I haven’t really gotten to spend that much time outside or […]

Tomatillo and Hatch Chile “Bloody Mary”

Tomatillo and Hatch Chile “Bloody Mary”

This week, I want to talk a little bit about the perks of cooking and making cocktails with seasonal ingredients. The first thing I should clarify is something that should be obvious: what’s in season for me might not necessarily be in season for you. […]

Cherry Aperol Spritz

Cherry Aperol Spritz

It’s time for a spritz! I couldn’t let the summer end without making one of my favorite cocktails, so here you have it: a cherry Aperol spritz. This cocktail is great for a summer barbecue or to enjoy before having a no-fuss dinner in the […]

Three-Ingredient Cocktails: Two Variations on a Sour

Three-Ingredient Cocktails: Two Variations on a Sour

Today’s three-ingredient cocktail is actually two variations on one of the easiest and tastiest drinks you can make: the sour. The first variation is made with “guaro,” a traditional Costa Rican spirit that I’ll describe at length in the next section of this post. The […]

Three-Ingredient Cocktails: The Rhuberry Mezcal Paloma

Three-Ingredient Cocktails: The Rhuberry Mezcal Paloma

If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you know that I’m all about making the most of seasonal ingredients. This is how this rhubarb-raspberry Paloma came to be: I bought a ton of beautiful raspberries and rhubarb at the farmers market, and I needed […]