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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cocktail Experiments with Sake - Recipes Included

Watch us create impromptu cocktails with sake! The recipes are included and we'd love to hear about any cocktails YOU create with sake! We think this spirit is vastly underrated.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Tropical Cocktail Recipe: Missionary's Downfall - Collaboration with Common Man...

Our happy hour episode for the week is online and we have a special treat - a collaboration with the fabulous Common Man Cocktails YouTube channel! We make the cocktail, then Derrick shows how to make the honey syrup you'll need. Fire up the blender and start slicing that pineapple - it's time for tiki drinks!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Recipes for Record Store Day

Tomorrow is Record Store Day, celebrating independent record stores, along with those who work in them and those who love them. As a bonafide record lover, I think this calls for a celebration! The leaflet, Three Wiki Wiki Parties for Teens by Dole (I'm going to guess early 1960s) even has a special recipe that's perfect for the occasion, a pineapple pizza for your platter party!

You could take their suggestion and accompany it with tall, cool glasses of milk (and, if you're actually entertaining teens I highly recommend it). However, you may just want a libation that's a bit lovelier. In that case, how about a big bowl of Champagne Delight Punch?

We have the Anchor Hocking Party Starter Punch Recipe Book (I'm going with early 1970s for this one) to thank for this punch. That's a lot of hooch! Whatever you imbibe, put some records on the turntable (find your nearest record store and purchase some if you don't have any) and lift a glass to Record Store Day! 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cocktails With Nocello, Our New Favorite

Tonight we tried Nocello liqueur LIVE on Facebook and loved it! We each created a cocktail with this wonder liqueur and here are the recipes! Paul even made another one later in the evening similar to mine, with bourbon in place of the liqueur. Experiment and enjoy!

Kelly's Nocello Experiment

2 oz dark Jamaican rum
3/4 oz Nocello walnut liqueur
1/4 oz fresh lime juice
8 dashes orange bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Paul's Nocello Dessert

1 oz Nocello
1 oz milk (he used almond milk - cream would be great here)
Dash of cranberry liqueur

Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice and strain into a cocktail glass!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Spooky Tequila Cocktails & Cheese Ball In Our Horror Movie Home Office

Our home tour continues today with our horror movie themed home office! Won't you join us for cocktails, a bite to eat and a little work?

Monday, April 17, 2017

Spring Has Sprung - Time To Cook Outdoors!

For the first time in years, it actually feels like spring in our neck of the woods before late May! While some folks (Paul being one of them) don't mind grilling with two feet of snow on the ground, many of us wait until it actually warms up before we venture outside to cook. If you're ready to fire up the grill, Better Homes & Gardens Barbecues and Picnics (1963) has some fun ideas to kick off the season! Dessert on the grill? Why not?!

You don't have a grill? Create your own!

Here's to spring!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Twinkie Wiener Sandwich & Luther Burger Boozy Upgrade With Cocktails

Have you ever been curious to try the Luther Burger or the Twinkie Wiener Sandwich? We DID try the Twinkie Wiener Sandwich once (a Twinkie, split down the middle and filled with a hot dog and topped with spray cheese) and it was awful. However, tonight we gave it an upgrade, along with the Luther Burger. Spoiler alert: both are fabulous! Fire up the grill and enjoy them today! We even have cocktail pairings!