Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour // Aged Rum Old Fashioned

There are a lot of things we can thank Don Draper for: the resurgence of the skinny tie, license to drink well before 5pm, and the revival of classic cocktails like The Old-Fashioned.  In the day of the bacon-infused, syrup-filled, boozy concoction, there’s something very chic about ordering up a subtle-twist on a timeless classic.  The guys from the Cocktail Academy are walking us through how to make this Aged Rum Old Fashioned… What You’ll Need: (makes 1 drink) 2oz Aged Rum 1 Brown Sugar Cube Barspoon of Crème de Cacao …

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Cocktail Hour // Grapefruit Bitters Margarita

Are you more of a wine or a cocktail kind of person?  To me cocktails feel like a special occasion.  Wine is a cozy night in with a home-cooked meal and a cocktail is celebratory– a night out for an anniversary or girl’s night. (Both of which are on my calendar this week!)  When I do mix up a cocktail at home, especially these days, I have been into simpler combinations.  This Grapefruit Bitters Margarita is sort of a happy accident that happens to be really good!  (Melissa also pointed out to me during our shoot that I …

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Cocktail Hour // Dark ‘N’ Stormy

Is anyone else day dreaming of summer already?  I know it’s only January, but I’m already fantasizing about long summer days when we can grill pizzas and drink wine in the backyard with friends on a Friday night.  I am really trying to get better about living in the moment.  I mean, there are still things to look forward to about winter.  The Super Bowl.  Valentine’s Day.  Excuses to make all kinds of warm and wintery soups.  (I think I might also be looking forward to summer a little bit more than usual since our …

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The Best Thanksgiving Cocktails

These Thanksgiving cocktails are sure to get you in the holiday spirit! So many cocktails so little time! This selection of adult drinks are sophisticated, elegant, simple to make and perfect to serve to guests. We are almost there!  This time next week we will all be counting down the hours until the big day and what better way to count down the hours than by sipping on a delicious hand mixed cocktail? Thanksgiving cocktails to get in the holiday spirit! Whether it’s the night before, over appetizers, or a post-meal dessert aperitif, …

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