Category Archives: Beverage

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

Cherry Blossom Cocktail

Cherry Blossom Cocktail

Nathan and I actively boycott the National Cherry Blossom festival. Part of the reason for this silent protest is an experience that Nathan had several years ago. Before Nathan and I met (and I started taking up all his free weekend time) he would bike from his apartment in Arlington into DC and take pictures.Continue Reading

Happy Hipster Hippo Ale

Happy Hipster Hippo Ale

Continuing my obsession with Belgian beer, Katryn and I decided to brew a Belgian style golden ale.  Golden Ale’s tend to be highly complex flavored beers with fruity aromas, high carbonation, alcohol and ester tastes along with subtle malt flavors.  A compromise between a strong ale and a pilsner, the golden ale is perfect forContinue Reading

N&K Gin Fizz

N&K Gin Fizz

With Mardi Gras coming up on Tuesday, Nathan and I wanted to make the Ramos Gin Fizz, a traditional New Orlean’s cocktail. However, we were forced to put our own spin on the drink because we could not (despite our best efforts!) find ‘orange flower water’, a mysterious and elusive potion that is said toContinue Reading

Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

Nathan and I are both optimists by nature but let’s face it…January can be dreary! The holidays are over, the weather is cold (except for the fluke 68 degree day we had last week!), and the days are short. Instead of letting this time of year get you down, fight it with cozy things…comforting meals,Continue Reading

Beer Nog

Beer Nog

Katryn and I made Eggnog last Christmas with our gingerbread cookies and we were both underwhelmed by the result, so this year we wanted to give it another shot. As we were sitting around wondering what could make our Nog extra special, I asked myself ‘what one thing can you think of that will makeContinue Reading