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Top three after-work cocktail ideas

Note: A slightly different version of this first ran in the Fort Worth Business Press on May 5, 2022. A classic after-work cocktail is a magical thing. It can be the gateway between a rough day at work and a lovely evening, and when you work from home, it...

Coffee Martini

A long day at a desk sometimes calls for something with a little more pick up at 5 p.m. than a glass of wine, like a coffee martini. Coffee-based cocktails comes in handy when you’re a little tired but still want to party. A little booze, a little caffeine,...

Vesper martini with lemon and lavender

I’ve been thinking about making this lavender lemon vesper martini for awhile. The lavender was blooming at the kid’s school garden today, so of course I thought “ooh let’s make a cocktail!” I’ve been wanting to make a vesper martini since I tried one at a local restaurant in...

Pineapple rum cocktail with whipped cream

This pineapple rum cocktail is something I put together while I was researching foods from the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo and I stumbled on this gorgeous concoction from Fruteria Cano and knew it had just inspired a simple but fun cocktail recipe. I stumbled on this gorgeous...

Holiday Cocktails on my top 5 list for New Year’s

New Year’s is coming and we all know that means one more round of holiday cocktails. If you are like me, New Year’s Eve is a favorite holiday. I love this holiday for its simplicity — no gifts, no feasts, no wild traditions, just good snacks, good friends and,...

Vodka herb-infused cocktail: Thyme n’ Lime

I’ve been wanting to make herb-infused vodka for awhile now and finally tried it with some excess thyme that lives in my garden. Herbs are so fun to use in different ways, and if you have a garden you know you can really have a lot of them! I...

Sidecar cocktail with pomegranate

Occasionally a brand contacts me with a product so good, I can’t help but to write about it. This is one off those occasions, and this pomegranate sidecar wouldn’t have been as great as it was without Molassity’s pomegranate molasses. The molasses added flavor, tartness, color, and depth to...

Vodka cocktail: Thyme n’ Lime

I’ve been wanting to make herb-infused vodka for awhile now and finally tried it with some excess thyme that somehow survived the brutal summer it’s endured in my garden. Herbs are so fun to use in different ways, and if you have a garden you know you can really...

A vodka cocktail with thyme, lime and champagne

I’ve been wanting to make herb-infused liquor for awhile now and finally tried it with some excess thyme that somehow survived the brutal summer it’s endured in my garden. I strained it after three days and it really made a nice, subtle, earthy difference in the flavor of this...

Gin Fizz with Garden Herbs

This cocktail is light and fresh, and since it’s officially spring herb season feel free to sub the rosemary for your favorite or what you have in your garden! Ingredients (serves two): 2 oz gin 1/4 cup Sauvignon Blanc 1/4 cup fresh berries (raspberries or cranberries work well) 2...

Caipirinha with a twist

After several hours of yard work yesterday, I was craving something light and fresh. This is a take on the classic caipirinha, with a mix of different citrus flavors and some added herbs. I also rimmed the glass in a combo of sugar, salt and tajin for a little...

Honeybee Sour — A Version of the Bee’s Knees Gin Cocktail

This is basically a fancified Bees Knees cocktail. I’m calling it, “Honeybee Sour.” We used grapefruit gin, lemon juice, almond extract, honey, an egg white and some club soda. This would have been great with some thyme or rosemary as a garnish but I didn’t think of it in...

Caipirinha with a twist

After several hours of yard work yesterday, I was craving something light and fresh. This is a take on the classic caipirinha, with a mix of different citrus flavors and some added herbs. I also rimmed the glass in a combo of sugar, salt and tajin for a little...

Gin Fizz with Garden Herbs

This cocktail is light and fresh, and since it’s officially spring herb season feel free to sub the rosemary for your favorite or what you have in your garden! Ingredients (serves two): 2 oz gin 1/4 cup Sauvignon Blanc 1/4 cup fresh berries (raspberries or cranberries work well) 2...

Honeybee Sour — A Version of the Bee’s Knees Gin Cocktail

This is basically a fancified Bees Knees cocktail. I’m calling it, “Honeybee Sour.” We used grapefruit gin, lemon juice, almond extract, honey, an egg white and some club soda. This would have been great with some thyme or rosemary as a garnish but I didn’t think of it in...