RECIPE: Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch

[1] What?s better than Bourbon Milk Punch on a hot day? Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch, with ice cream instead of half and half (photo courtesy Bourbon House | NOLA). [2] Traditional Bourbon Milk Punch, made with half-and-half instead of ice cream (photo courtesy The Cocktail Project). [3] Make Bourbon Milk Punch even more festive by… Continue reading “RECIPE: Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch”

TIP OF THE DAY: Glam Your Homemade Lemonade

August 20th is National Lemonade Day (National Watermelon Day is August 3rd). If the only lemonade you drink comes from a bottle, you?ve never experienced real lemonade (We give a waiver to Mike?s Hard Lemonade, a line of carbonated, flavored malt liquor drinks in a dozen or so flavors. It?s not lemonade per se, but… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Glam Your Homemade Lemonade”

TIP OF THE DAY: Home Cocktail Tips From Professional Bartenders

[1] Make better cocktails at home, and order better at bars. Get the book at Amazon.com. [2] A Bourbon Flip, made with the contents of Nana?s Fridge. Here?s a recipe from Epicurious. [3] Hawthorne strainer: You?ve seen it, now you know its name (available at Golden Age Bartending). [4] A channel knife makes peel and… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Home Cocktail Tips From Professional Bartenders”

TIP OF THE DAY: Drink Your Peaches (Peach Sangria, Peacharita, Etc.)

[1] This weekend, how about a big pitcher of peach cooler? (Photo courtesy Sparkling Ice.) [2] You can use any glass you like. Collins glasses are sturdier, but wine glasses are elegant (photo courtesy Carrabbas Italian Grill). [3] A Peacharita, with a birds-eye chile garnish (photo courtesy Peninsula Hotel | New York).   As you… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Drink Your Peaches (Peach Sangria, Peacharita, Etc.)”

HOLIDAY: Tequila Trivia For National Tequila Day

[1] The two special tequila glasses: caballito and Margarita (photo courtesy El Jimador). [2] A tequila-watermelon cocktail. The recipe is below (photo courtesy Milagro Tequila). [3] After harvesting, piñas are roasted in a stone oven (photo courtesy Casa Noble Tequila). [4] Pulque: what the Aztecs drank before the conquistadors taught them how to distill (photo… Continue reading “HOLIDAY: Tequila Trivia For National Tequila Day”