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Over the last few years, new micro-breweries seem to pop up almost weekly, concocting new and creative ways to make beer taste anything but typical. Following their successes, Micro Distilleries are slowly starting to ‘play’ with their spirits, creating small-batch gems that have distinctly unique flavors, or exceptional quality. Continue »
It’s February, so if you fit into the 99.9% of the population that over-indulged over the holidays then it is likely you are counting calories and scaling back on your alcohol intake this month. Truthfully, you don’t have to skip happy-hour to stick to your resolution for a healthier 2013. There are plenty of tips and tricks for cocktailing without overloading on calories, here are a few of them. Continue »
In my latest blog I gave up some of my top secret cocktails recipes. In the spirit of sharing recipes I have decided to share a couple more recipes. After all, cocktail recipes are all well and good, but what do you EAT with the cocktails? The answer, my friends, shall herein be revealed. Continue »
I consider myself more or less a purist on the cocktail front, I love the classics. Old Fashioned’s, Dry Martini’s and Rusty Nail’s are a few of my personal favorites. And while these cocktails can be enjoyable at any time, a summery and fresh cocktail on a hot summer’s day is just what the doctor ordered. Now normally I wouldn’t consider anything like this, but for the purposes of “spreading the love” I have decided to share with you a few of my own personal top secret recipes for great summer cocktails. Continue »
Alright, let’s talk Scotch. First thing you’ll need to know is I am and have always been a lover of whisky. My weakness in particular is Scotch. Though I believe the disease to be genetic, passed to me by my father, there are other theories to how this sickness can be contracted. I once heard a man say, “You do what you want to me, as long as the apology includes a bottle of single malt.” Though not sure I completely agree, I thought it was a good demonstration of the cult like appreciation of Scotch whisky. I remember my first dram fondly, as it was the moment I first found the new love of my life. Continue »