Homemade Grenadine

In my honest opinion, “Grenadine” is often used loosely when it comes to the so-labeled items lining the shelves in your local grocer or even liquor store. Sure, there are a few decent brands that actually use pomegranate juice; however, there’s usually cherry juice hiding in there as well. Furthermore, most brands don't even use … Continue reading Homemade Grenadine

Farmhouse Caesar

It's Sunday morning here on the farm & there ain't nothing better than a little hair of the dog to get your morning started right. Now if you aren't familiar with the Caesar, stay tuned because I'm about to take your brunch cocktail game to the next level!  If you're asking yourself, why not just … Continue reading Farmhouse Caesar

The Whiskey Sour

This next cocktail I acknowledge I disregarded for ages. Not sure the reasoning; too simple perhaps, a bad experience, lack of balance, the evil “sour mix” or perhaps a combination. Who knows…? So, as with the Amaretto I decided it was time to put a bit of R & D into the Whiskey Sour. My … Continue reading The Whiskey Sour

The Old-Fashioned

As you begin actually mixing cocktails behind your newly developed home bar there are a few “old standbys” that you will want to be able to make; either for yourself or guests you entertain. The first we will discuss is the granddad of cocktails, the Old Fashioned. Rarely have I attended a party or frequented … Continue reading The Old-Fashioned