Boulevardier

“Classic” cocktails are classics because the ingredients required are few and the results are delicious. The Boulevardier is a variation of the Negroni, only made with whiskey in the place of gin – albeit with a different ratio. Advertisements

Whiskey Sour

  A whiskey sour, like any Sour, is one of the sweeter cocktails I drink. More like a sweet-and-sour cocktail with a preference for the sugar. The first thing I will say about making this drink is that it really teaches you what should go into the do-it-yourself version of drinks most people make using…

Sour Cocktail Cherries

Whenever I visit Seattle with David there’s always lots of drinking. We like to visit all of our favorite bars that we would visit when we lived there and make sure that they are still good.  But it’s also a good excuse to escape the stress of family commitments. Last time I visited Seattle, all…

French 75 with a Twist

My birthday is in June and I have just gotten around to writing a little about my amazing dinner that David cooked for me. We had two thin crust pizzas and some perfectly delightful Italian red. We also had several French 75’s. If I had to pick a favorite Sparkling Wine cocktail this would be…

Martini with a twist

David’s favorite cocktail is probably this martini. Unlike the absolute classic version with an olive, this martini is simple with a straightforward lemon twist (which is deceptively difficult to make)!

Gin and Tonic

I’ll admit that for a long time gin and tonics were a strange thing my parents liked to drink when we were on vacation. They never drank them at home and I started out drinking far more fruity and sadly unbalanced drinks with lots of pineapple rum in college. Luckily my boyfriend David, who loves…

Classic Manhattan

When I first started drinking hard drinks, I had no idea what the classics were. I owe a lot of thanks to my boyfriend and his family for giving me a basic education in what a cocktail should be, and I would like to share some of what I’ve learned with everyone. I personally believe…