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…

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…

Key lime pie cocktail

Key Lime Pie Cocktail

These are delicious! Dangerously so.  Despite my somewhat proud food snobbery, I have a soft spot in my heart for unapologetically fake-vanilla  flavored snacks/beverages.  They are just so…nummy.  So when I happened upon a recipe for…