Camomile Sour

I love a good cup of tea! It can be so comforting and I have always loved the slight bitterness. Camomile is one of my favorites and it adds so much to this bright refreshing summer cocktail! The key is to make concentrated tea ahead of time so it stands up to the rest of…

Too Early to be Spring

The temperature in Sonoma is all over the place! First it’s mid 60s, then drastically 80s for a week, and finally in the 50s! That 80 degree weather was frightening because it’s too early for spring let alone summer weather. This drink is my ode to the end of winter and my love of Middle…

Paris 1889

I have been on a serious Apéritif and Digestif kick recently! Hopefully I’m not alone in this love affair with these sweet, bitter, and herbaceous liqueurs. They add lots of complexity to a drink even with minimal ingredients. They are however one of those items that are hard to find “substitutes” for when it comes…

Clockwork Sour

Aperitifs are liqueurs drank before a meal to stimulate ones appetite. Don’t you just love the way Europeans think? There are so many ways to introduce pleasure in to ones life even as small as a drink to help increase the pleasure of a meal. Probably one of the most popular aperitifs is the Italian…

Desert Rose Martini

I LOVE LOVE LOVE going to Assyrian, Arminian, and Persian food markets! My go to one is an Assyrian market near me, but if I see any of these, I have to go in and look around! A few reasons for going: hummus, giant bags of basmati rice, saffron for an amazing price, the best…

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…

Hot Autumn Night

Getting over being sick during a pandemic is not fun! Your whole imagination takes over and everyone acts like you had the plague… ok Im being dramatic I had a bad cold with a fever but that didn’t stop me from being paranoid and getting tested since I still work in the public sector lol….

LAte Harvest

-2-3 Sprigs Lemon Thyme -4oz Fresh Cantaloupe Melon -1oz Lemon Juice -2oz Ciroc Summer Watermelon Vodka -Flavored Sparkling Water of Choice -Garnish: Lemon slices and Sprig of Lemon Thyme Grab a cocktail shaker and place lemon thyme, cantaloupe, and lemon juice inside. Gently muddle till the lemon thyme is fragrant but not torn to pieces….

caribbean Sunrise

-3 Sprigs of Lemon Thyme -1oz Lime Juice -3/4oz Honey Syrup -1oz Lillet Rose -2oz Koloa Rum Coconut Rum -Garnish: Lemon Thyme Sprig Grab a cocktail shaker and place the sprigs of lemon thyme inside. Pour in lime juice and honey syrup. Using a muddler gently crush the the lemon thyme. Fill the cocktail shaker…

A Bitter Ending

-2oz Venus Gin #1 -1oz Drambuie -1oz Averno Amaro -1oz Lemon Juice -Garnish: Orange Peel Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in gin, drambuie, amaro, and lemon juice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. In a short fat glass fill with ice (if you have a mold it is much better to have one…