Yule log Flip

Happy Sunday! I chose to be a day late on Day 8 of 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails so that I could enjoy my younger cousin marry the love of his life. I wont go in to details about the ceremony, except the seeing my cousin trying to hold back tears of pure happiness as…

North Pole G&T

Thank god its Friday and it’s also Day 7 of 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails! I want to be able to write something cute or cheeky, but I am TIRED! This is the busiest time of year in the wine and spirits industry and all I want to do is crawl in to bed. I…

Christmas Cranberry Smash

Day 6 of 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails! What kind of shopper is everyone? Personally, after working at the mall for 2 years when I was younger, I like to get shopping out of the way as soon as possible! Nothing kills the holidays for you like working at the mall and hearing Mariah Carey’s…

Noisette

Welcome to Day 5 of 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails! If I haven’t said it before I am a bit of a Francophile! I dreamed of going to Paris my whole life and when I finally went I was blown away! I loved waking up every morning and walking about 10 feet from my AirBNB…

Apple and Rosemary Shrub

A shrub is similar to simple syrup except it uses vinegar instead of water for liquid. The first time I ever tried one was actually at this amazing Jewish Deli in San Francisco that was famous for pickles and advertised homemade soda. When I ordered a blackberry soda the owner warned me that it wasn’t…

Christmas Martini

Day 4 of 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails! Right now I have apples falling out the wazoo from the tree in my back yard. It’s a Black Arkansa Apple which doesn’t ripen till late fall early winter. They make amazing apple pie, but right now with trying to maintain social distance that isn’t practical because…

Christmas In Manhattan

It’s now day 3 of 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails! I’ve always wanted to do Christmas in New York to see the snow, the Macys Christmas Tree, all the shops lit up and decorated, and to sip hot chocolate and people watch in Central Park. I know. Super cheesy and touristy, but sometimes a little…

Spiced Syrup

1 Cup Brown Sugar 1 Cup Water 2 Cinnamon Sticks 1 Star Anise 1 Teaspoon Whole Cloves 1 Teaspoon Whole Allspice 1 Teaspoon Grated Nutmeg In a sauce pan on medium heat pour in all your ingredients and stir until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a simmer for 2-3 minutes occasionally stirring, remove from heat,…

Spiced Cherry Cobler

Day 2 of 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails! My mom loves cherries! You should have been there the first time I gave her a Luxardo Cherry… she thought they were just over priced cocktail cherries until she finally tried one and she went silent, closed her eyes, and made this noise of pure joy! I…

It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas! Actually many amazing holidays happen this time of the year which I think is what truly makes it wonderful! This time of year for me holds so many memories: cutting down our Christmas tree, my mother’s annual cookie exchange party, my brother, sister, and I watching…