Pineapple Infused Vodka

This is the summer of infusing liquors. First, it was the lemoncello; then the rhubarb cordial; now it’s Pineapple Vodka. I know that infusing liquor is not a new thing, so I’m going to call myself retro cause I am playing with fruit/booze combos this summer. This infusion was inspired by one of Eric and…

The Bourbon Sunshine

I love experimenting with the beverage side of recipes as much as I do with the food side of recipes. It’s cliche, but being from Wisconsin, you learn young to appreciate kicking back and relaxing with anything from a Miller High Life (it’s the Champaign of beers – thanks dad) to a fancy made cocktail…

Homemade Lemoncello

When I think of Lemoncello, I think Italy (never been) and all of the beautiful coastline towns that cliff the striking blue Mediterranean waters.  Right now, that is where I would like to be – sipping lemoncello on a terrace covered with vines and lemons hanging off vines all around.  I am a fan of…

Classic Mojito

Making mojitos can be almost as much fun as drinking them, with the muddling of the ingredients and then enjoying the freshness of the mint and lime with the rum and sparkling soda.   To me, Mojito’s scream summer and bring back fun memories with great friends. Whether it’s a patio party day, where we…

Homemade Iced Coffee

Summer is here!  I’m excited to say that cold foods are in…and basically, the only hot foods that are cooked during these three months involves the grill.  One day, browsing for cooling summer recipes, I came across this homemade iced coffee and felt perfect for those mornings that are quite warm and humid, giving you…

Cactus Juice

Closer to a decade ago, my cousin who has lived in Denmark my entire grown up life, came to the small town of T-hawk with his family (and pretty much the rest of our family) for the Fourth of July.  Besides all of the seriously fun times everyone had together, he also brought with him…

French Kiss Martini

E and I are getting married later this year.  To inspire us, we were looking for romantic French inspired decorations and I came across this martini.    Although we won’t be having a signature drink at the wedding, this is the type of drink that everyone should try at least once.  I have to say…

Ginger Lime Martini

This won’t come as a huge surprise, but there is another food out there that I love to cook with – That food is GINGER!  Mix that with martini’s and life shoots way past good into GREAT / WONDERFUL / AWESOME territory.  Don’t know about all of you, but there is something about a martini…

Watermelon Rum Punch

This memorial day weekend truly made everyone forget the last six months of snow and cold.  It went straight from bitter and unrelenting cold to ‘hello summer!’  What better to ring in the wonderful weekend, but a refreshing watermelon punch…with just a touch of rum.  Watermelon Rum Punch Ingredients: 2 cups watermelon 4 Tbls coarsely…

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.  …