Caramel Cheesecake Shooter




Can we say yum in a shot glass?

Can we say yum in a shot glass?  This little shooter is as delicious as it is dangerous.  Combining two different vodkas together it’s only mellowed out by the half&half which gives it is milky cheesecake like color.  Graham cracker crust lines the rim and a cherry is placed on top.  It doesn’t get tastier than this my dear readers.

Caramel Cheesecake Shooter

.75oz Smirnoff Caramel Kissed Vodka

.75oz Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka

.75oz Half & Half

To rim your shot glass: crush one graham cracker in a bowl.  Line the edge of your glass with a bit of honey then promptly dip into bowl of graham cracker.  Pour ingredients into a shaker with ice.  Shake lightly, just enough to mix ingredients...

Read More

Cranberry Old Fashioned






This twist on a classic whiskey cocktail is the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving Day celebration

This old school drink was developed sometime in the 19th century.  The original recipe calls for sugar, whiskey (or brandy), muddled citrus rind, and bitters.  It is actually a fantastic way to enjoy whiskey, if you’re into that kind of thing.  This cocktail ads a splash of cranberry juice not only for color but also to add a little sweetness to the mix, allowing you to subtract the sugar.  An old fashioned can be constructed easily with your favorite whiskey or brandy.  The addition of cranberry makes it just the right fit for any Thanksgiving day celebration.  Give thanks. :)

Cranberry Old Fashioned 

1.5oz Favorite Whiskey or Bourbon (I used Black Cherry Jim Beam <3 )

1 orange slice

1oz Cranberry Juice

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Muddle orange slice with the whiskey in a s...

Read More

Spice Caramel Chai





Spicy Chai is the perfect addition to your autumn palate

Chai Tea.  The taste of Autumn.  I suppose it truly goes well with any time of year, but for me, most particularly fall. (when I drink all my tea)  There’s nothing like curling up in the snuggy on the couch clutching a mug and gently blowing the steam off  the aromatic stuff.  Turns out, chai tea has loads of health benefits as well.  Not only does sipping tea reduce stress levels and elevate the mood, but it also has a lot of properties that aid your cardiovascular system, it’s great for the metabolism and even benefits the kidney’s.  Big bonus here: it tastes great!

For all these reasons, this cocktail may be one of the healthiest I’ll be offering this November.  And oh my word is it delicious...

Read More

Autumn Sunset





Autumn Sunset can be some of the prettiest...

Autumn Sunset can be some of the prettiest…

Here we go again with Jim Beam Red Stag black cherry whiskey.  Inadvertently,  I’ve been using this particular whiskey in a lot of my drinks.  I’m not sure if its even available anywhere or if it was a limited time thing, but if you can get your hands on some I highly recommend it.  It makes a delightful mixed drink whiskey, allowing some of the musky whiskey flavors to filter through while marrying well with whatever you decide to mix it with.  Which I suppose is why I use it so often.  That all being said, here is one more amazing autumn cocktail for you combining falls best, apple cider, cranberry juice and Jim Beam Red Stag.  Enjoy.

Autumn Sunset

1.5oz Jim Beam Red Stag Black Cherry

3oz Apple Cider

1oz Cranberry Juice

Into a mason...

Read More