Maple Old Fashioned

Being originally from Wisconsin, there are a few things that come standard in the blood and one of them is the knowledge of the Old Fashioned.  This is my shout out to Memorial Day Weekend, where I will be on my way to Sconnie, the place where I believe the Old Fashioned was born.  …

White Wine Pear Sangria

I am a fan of wine…pretty much in all forms, except blush.  I like the light fruitiness of a savinogn blanc as much as I like the dark pepper cherry of a Zinfandel.  Which means, I also like it when we can have fun with wine and mix it up…in this case, making a sangria….

Apple Cinnamon Pear Martini

Did you know it’s fall?  The leaves may not be falling from the trees, but it is much colder and rumor has it that it is now November.  In the spirit of fall, I made something that tasted of the spices of the season in a martini, which always helps warm you from within.  …

Chocolate Snowball – Cocktail of the Month

I started out this post (and this recipe making) with a tequila based cocktail called the Agave Kiss.  I thought that would be a fitting romantic themed cocktail for the upcoming romantic holiday.  So, it may well have been a nice idea, but it did not hit my pallet in the same manner. So I…

Mint Lime Mocktails

These refreshing sippers liven up your otherwise standard sparkling water while still providing your that necessary cool down when the heat index is over 100 degrees, as it is expected to be this week in Minnesota. That’s right – for you out of stater’s that think that Minnesota is this cold, frozen place where people…

Rosemary Lemon Martini

Some days are longer than others and for those days, there are these…. Rosemary Lemon Martini’s Whether entering guests and enjoying your evening to yourself, a nice flavorful martini can put the class back into your evening and the swagger back in your step. Although you may not be James Bond, you can make this…