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Empress Gin Sour

Not only does this cocktail have an absolutely gorgeous hue, the Empress Gin Sour is one of the latest cocktails I jones for after a long day at work. INGREDIENTS: 2 oz Empress 1908 gin 0.75 oz lemon juice 0.75 oz simple syrup Egg white INSTRUCTIONS: Place ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice and shakeContinue reading “Empress Gin Sour”


Empress Lemonade

This colorful cocktail uses one of my favorite gins, Empress 1908. The hue of this gin gives the Empress Lemonade a gorgeous and vibrant layered look! INGREDIENTS: 2 oz Empress 1908 Gin 1 oz honey syrup 2 oz lemonade INSTRUCTIONS: Combine honey syrup and lemonade into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until wellContinue reading “Empress Lemonade”


The Juillet is a perfect cocktail to sip while dancing around the kitchen whipping up another fabulous meal. Or you could sip it while contemplating what New Years Resolutions you plan on not keeping this year. INGREDIENTS: 1 oz sweet vermouth (preferably Punt E Mes) 1 oz dry vermouth (preferably Dolin) 0.25 oz St. GermainContinue reading “Juillet”

Pineapple Whiskey Sour

Now that the weather is getting colder, I sometimes crave a tropical drink to remind myself of the warmer days. This Pineapple Whiskey Sour is the perfect cocktail for this! INGREDIENTS: 4 oz freshly squeezed pineapple juice 1 oz whiskey 0.5 oz lemon juice INSTRUCTIONS: Add ice and all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. ShakeContinue reading “Pineapple Whiskey Sour”

Lychee Gimlet

Lychee is my most favorite fruit. What better way to enjoy this fruit than in a Lychee Gimlet cocktail! INGREDIENTS: 1.5 oz gin 0.5 oz Cointreau 0.75 oz lime juice 0.25 oz simple syrup 2 oz lychee juice 1 lychee, for garnish INSTRUCTIONS: Combine ingredients into shaker, then add ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.Continue reading “Lychee Gimlet”

The Insomniac

They say you shouldn’t mix stimulants (coffee) with alcohol, but The Insomniac is just too good to not try! INGREDIENTS: 2/3 oz vodka 2/3 oz Frangelico (or any other nut liqueur) 2/3 oz Kova (or any other coffee liqueur like Kahlua) 1 oz espresso 1 oz half and half INSTRUCTIONS: Add all ingredients to aContinue reading “The Insomniac”

Orange Bohemian

I’m sure you’ve had that, “It’s Friday!” moment before. This cocktail is the perfect way to get the weekend started! INGREDIENTS: 1.5 oz gin 1 oz elderflower liqueur (St. Germain) 0.75 oz fresh orange juice 3 dashes peychaud’s bitters For elderflower foam: 1 egg white 0.5 oz elderflower liqueur INSTRUCTIONS: Combine gin, elderflower liqueur, andContinue reading “Orange Bohemian”

Browned Butter Fat-Washed Bourbon Sour

We’ve been experimenting with fat-washing bourbon and the drinks we’ve made previously (i.e., The Shelter in Place and Bacon Fat-Washed Bourbon) have been phenomenal. To top it off, we’ve added in browned butter to this Browned Butter Fat-Washed Bourbon Sour, and it is sinfully delicious! INGREDIENTS: 2 oz browned butter fat-washed bourbon 1/3 oz mapleContinue reading “Browned Butter Fat-Washed Bourbon Sour”

The Fizzy Bing-O

We had gone cherry picking recently, so now we are trying to come up with any and all recipes using fresh cherries. The Fizzy Bing-O is a fun and refreshing cocktail great for the summer months! INGREDIENTS: 10 freshly muddled bing cherries 1.5 oz bourbon 1 oz vodka 0.5 oz lemon juice 0.25 oz simpleContinue reading “The Fizzy Bing-O”

Coffee Martini

Need an eye-opener that also has caffeine? Then the Coffee Martini is just for you! INGREDIENTS: 1.5 oz coffee liquor (we used Kova, but Kahlua or anything similar works) 1.5 oz vodka 0.75 oz black coffee Coffee bitters 3 coffee beans for garnish INSTRUCTIONS: Add coffee liquor, vodka, and coffee into cocktail mixer and shakeContinue reading “Coffee Martini”

Honey Marmite Old Fashioned

In an effort to try to use marmite in everything we eat (and drink), Akshay concocted the Honey Marmite Old Fashioned. Surprisingly delicious, the marmite brings added depth to the cocktail flavors. INGREDIENTS: 0.25 tsp Marmite 3 tsp honey 3 tsp water 2 shots of whisky (we used Monkey Shoulder, but anything smooth works) INSTRUCTIONS:Continue reading “Honey Marmite Old Fashioned”

Sunday Screwdriver

When life gives you oranges, make a Sunday Screwdriver! I suppose you don’t HAVE to have it on Sundays, especially since every day feels vaguely like a weekend when you’re sheltering at home. Except you also realize life goes on and you still have deadlines to meet and virtual meetings to attend. To make aContinue reading “Sunday Screwdriver”

The Shelter in Place

We’ve named this cocktail The Shelter in Place, given the timing of recent events surrounding COVID-19. This sinful concoction is slightly sweet with a surprisingly delicious popcorn-y aftertaste. It basically tastes like brown sugar caramelized popcorn in drink form. To make the brown butter fat-washed, popcorn-infused bourbon, the first step is to brown the butterContinue reading “The Shelter in Place”

Diets Are Forever Chowllenging

Today marks the official launch of our food blog! Woohoo! It’s been a long time in the making, but we are pretty darn excited to get this project going. It’s been YEARS since I last dabbled in blogging. Remember Xanga? Yea…it was that long ago. Anyway, these posts are meant to be short and sweet.Continue reading “Diets Are Forever Chowllenging”