Category Archives: Cocktails

A Father’s Day Gift Idea with a Cocktail for You. Cheers!

"The Southern" Bourbon Bubbly Cocktail ~ soak your peaches overnight in bourbon and cover with chilled champagne.

“The Southern” Bourbon Bubbly Cocktail ~ soak your peaches overnight in bourbon and cover with chilled champagne.

 

Father’s Day is Sunday~ you have just enough time to make him Bacon-Infused Bourbon. I’ve written before about one of Matt’s favorite drinks, “The Bacon Old Fashioned,” and I thought Father’s Day would be a great time to make another batch of bacon-infused bourbon for Matt’s dad (surprise, David!).   Continue reading

[cocktail] The French 75

The French 75s
Two facts about the French 75: the “origin story” of the cocktail has gotten a bit muddled over time, and its namesake is an artillery  gun from WWI. I can’t think of two BETTER facts to endorse a cocktail; it’s so great that no one can really remember where it came from, and it’s so powerful that the French 75mm Field Gun moniker withstands the test of time.

It sounded like a great drink to serve this past weekend when my in-laws came to visit! 🙂  Continue reading

The Ice Plant in St. Augustine Plays the Perfect Host

The Ice Plant Bar in St. Augustine was recently voted one of the best new bars in the South by Garden and Gun magazine.

The Ice Plant Bar in St. Augustine was recently voted one of the best new bars in the South by Garden and Gun magazine.

Riberia Street is dark and quiet on this chilly January evening. The building, born in the 1900’s, is dimly lit. It doesn’t need to be bright or garish; it is the moon and we are drawn in. Crossing the threshold of The Ice Plant in St. Augustine, FL takes you to another time when quality was  quiet and elegant, and where the experience of it all was tempting yet satisfying.  The Ice Plant plays the perfect host. 

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Cocktail of the Month: Bacon Old Fashioned

Bacon Old Fashioned

“It’s tastes like breakfast in your mouth.” That’s what my husband said, eyes alight, after his first sip of a Bacon Old Fashioned. We were in Nashville at The Patterson House; a high styled speakeasy evoking a blend of tones from Gatsby to Capone. The experience and the drinks were delicious. Continue reading