Category Archives: Beverage

All of the quaffable drinks that we have created – home brewed beer, wine, and mixed drinks.

Sidecar

Sidecar

Let me introduce my new third favorite cocktail…the Sidecar. It comes, of course, just after the Whiskey sour (my favorite during winter) and the margarita (my favorite during summer.) Which means that yes, the mojito is dropping to fourth place. The reason that the Sidecar is an instant favorite is that it is actually the child of both the margarita and the whiskey sour. If you know the basic proportions that you like for either of the parent drinks then you’ve already got this classic cocktail down. As with most of the great old-timey cocktails the origin is fuzzy (created in London? Or maybe New Orleans?) so I won’t even get into it. What I will tell you is that if you’re looking for a cozy yet classy and sophisticated cocktail to sip over the holidays then the sidecar is it.

Sidecar:

Ingredients

2 shots Cognac
1 shot Lemon Juice
1 shot Triple Sec (poor man) or Cointreau (rich man)

Directions

1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, add ice, shake, and pour into glass (on the rocks or neat).
2. Enjoy!

Tropical Frose

Tropical Frose

Nathan and I don’t usually follow the hip new food trends…but this post is an exception. I was reading the morning paper on the Metro this past week and came across an article called “Frosé is taking over D.C.” Frosé (frozen Rose) is the hot new thing…several DC restaurants have concocted their own recipes toContinue Reading

Cherry Blossom Cocktail

Cherry Blossom Cocktail

If you really wanted to torture Nathan and I, you would take us to the Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom festival on a Saturday afternoon. We shudder at the thought of the crowds packed into the tidal basin taking pictures, pedal boating or picnicking with the hordes. We’re perfectly happy celebrating the cherry blossoms in ourContinue Reading

The Gimlet Cocktail

The Gimlet Cocktail

Yes, I know…we’ve been a little MIA recently. Life has been really busy. Between travelling for the holidays, work, and still getting settled into our house, we haven’t been keeping up our usual posting schedule! This weekend we wanted to do something fun and very simple to get back into the swing of things…so whatContinue Reading

Apple Pie Martini

Apple Pie Martini

For the past couple weeks, Nathan and I have been trying to think of a pie that we want to post on Rampant Cuisine before Thanksgiving. We couldn’t think of one that we really wanted to try and so the pie idea gradually and naturally morphed into a pie drink idea (are you surprised!?). IContinue Reading