Perfect Manhattan

Laurel’s Perfect Manhattan

I have shared a Manhattan recipe before, and it’s a great recipe.  But it is also a few years old, and as I’ve aged, my tastes and understanding of cocktails have changed.  In general, I…

Fortune Teller Cocktail

The Fortune Teller Cocktail

This is a cocktail that I stumbled upon creating sometime last summer.  Having bought a fancy cocktail book for a friend’s birthday and subsequently thumbing through it, I happened upon a recipe for a cocktail…

My mom took me on a wine tasting weekend for my 30th birthday

And it was such a blast!  For my 30th, my mom wanted to take me on a trip, and I know that Craig gets stressed with leaving the dogs at home when we go places…

Rhubarb Gin Fizz

Rhubarb Gin Fizz

This is the first cocktail that I’ve come up with to utilize some of the 2 cups of rhubarb infused gin that I recently made.  It’s simple, easy to put together, pretty (who doesn’t love…

Rhubarb Gin

Rhubarb Infused Gin

A few weeks ago, while I was trying to clear out extraneous leftover pie fillings from my freezer, I came across a bag of frozen rhubarb.  And in my love of infusing liquors (especially gin…

bourbon cherries

Bourbon Soaked Cherries

These are delicious!  After a making a bunch of pies for a friend’s wedding, I learned that I overbought most of the ingredients.  One of the leftovers was a bag of dark tart cherries. Neither…

Hemmingway Daiquiri

Laurel’s Papa Doble, or Hemingway Daiquiri

I don’t know much about daiquiris, other than one of the contenders for my favorite Baskin Robbins ice cream flavor was Daiquiri Ice.  I suppose I should have known by then that we were fated…