Category Archives: Beverage

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

Homemade Limoncello

Homemade Limoncello

Limoncello is an Italian drink that exemplifies something that I love about Italy…the tradition of lingering over a meal and drawing it out in as many ways as possible while enjoying the company of whoever you’re with. Limoncello is a cordial that I saw on every restaurant menu when I was in Rome…a ‘digestivo’ intendedContinue Reading

The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned

We’ve been talking about making this classic cocktail for a long time. It’s one of those drinks that just seems like it should part of every home bartender’s arsenal…probably because it’s one of America’s oldest cocktails (as it’s name suggests.) Like most classic cocktails it has very few ingredients (whiskey, bitters, and a bit ofContinue Reading

The Cosmo

The Cosmo

An unexpected positive side effect of Nathan’s martini experimentations was that it inspired me to create another iconic Vodka based beverage…the classic Cosmo. While Nathan was busy with his vermouth, olives, gin and vodka I was being industrious with my cranberry juice, lime juice, and Triple Sec. I guess that’s why the Cosmo has gottenContinue Reading

Learning to appreciate the Martini: Part 1

Learning to appreciate the Martini: Part 1

When I think of the most sophisticated beverage, the classic Martini is the first thing that comes to mind. It conjures images of James Bond, Marilyn Monroe, and Grace Kelly and it just seems to ooze classic glamour. It’s even been called “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet.” Well, I can tellContinue Reading

The Dark and Stormy

The Dark and Stormy

This cocktail has been about three months in the making. Back in November we were looking for a winter ‘staple’ cocktail and were intrigued by the name and ingredients of the classic ‘Dark and Stormy’. The name of this drink pretty much sums up the winter we’ve had, right? However, when we made it backContinue Reading