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Drink a Dewdropper cocktail because it’s too nice outside to do anything else

We concocted a drink recipe containing whiskey, ginger beer, lime juice, agave nectar, bitters and a splash of grenadine. Drink it outside.


We went on spring break, invented a cocktail, and named it a Palm Springs Whiskey Sour

We visit Palm Springs every March. With all the fresh grapefruit just a pluck away, we’d be fools not to make whiskey cocktails with them. We call this one a Palms Springs Whiskey Sour.


Big Boy Sarsaparilla with Crown Royal Vanilla and Root Liqueur

Vanilla whiskey and root liqueur without anything else produces a spectacular sip. We added flavors of orange, brown sugar and bitters.


“But First Coffee” Cocktail

Question: Will drinking espresso liqueur at night keep you awake into the wee hours? Answer: We don’t know, but this cocktail tastes so delicious that you won’t much care. Call it cabin fever. Call it inspiration. We’ve been on a “stocking the bar” kick. That means trying different whiskeys and tequilas, but every trip to […]


A Chiefs Mule Because It’s Playoff Week

In 1960, Lamar Hunt spearheaded the founding of the American Football League as a rival to the National Football League. He created the Dallas Texans franchise. Three years later, Hunt relocated the Texans to Missouri where they became the Kansas City Chiefs. (Yes, Kansas City is in Missouri.) For that first year in Kansas City, […]


Ancho Reyes warms the belly and the soul

Ancho Reyes, an ancho chile liqueur, has a piquant kick that lingers on the tongue. The spice does not overwhelm but melds with flavor of caramelized sugar.


Bitter Lemon Runner: A Summer Cocktail

This Bitter Lemon Runner is gloriously tart, light and refreshing. It includes rum, homemade bitter lemonade, Grand Marnier, and grenadine.


Ginger Beer + Reposado Tequila = Jalisco Mule

A tequila cocktail makes the perfect companion on a hot July evening. This Jalisco Mule has lime juice, blue agave, bitters and cucumber.


Make yourself a carafe of summer with this Paloma Cocktail

Made from grapefruit juice, a Paloma is utterly refreshing. It feels tropical but doesn’t overwhelm with sweetness.


“Early June” Cocktail with Ripe Strawberries, Fresh Mint, and—of course—Whiskey

Being June, and having a garden brimming with early arrivals, we decided to incorporate ripe strawberries and fresh mint into our Friday night cocktail. The result? Great success! We’ve dubbed it “Early June.”


We’re sipping a Maple Ginger Derby and binge watching House of Cards

We concocted a magnificent drink that delighted our palate and helped us fall asleep at a reasonable hour. We dubbed it a Maple Ginger Derby.