Category: Spirits

Tea Inspired Cocktails

“Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.” Chaim Potok As much as I love a good cup of tea, sometimes I crave something unique and a little bit stronger. As so much of the United States is recovering…

Blueberry Bourbon Hand Pies with Ricotta & Rosemary

“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” David Mamet Today is National Pie Day, an annual celebration of pie which started in 1975 when Charlie Papazian a nuclear engineer, brewer and teacher who declared his own birthday,…

A Tale of Two Spirits

Walk into any liquor store and you’re likely to see an endless selection of colorfully packaged vodka and other spirits with flavors ranging from “Sour Apple” to “Cinnamon”. These flavors can add a whole new arsenal to your Craft Cocktails. Homemade infusions however, are…

Orange Hot Buttered Rum with a Toasted Almond Biscotti

Today is National Hot Buttered Rum Day, celebrating this venerable cocktail.  With documented origins in Colonial times, Hot buttered rum is a mixed drink containing rum, butter, and various spices. A perfect cocktail, served hot to ward off the winter chill.   Toasted Almond…

National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

Life is like a sandwich, the more you add to it the better it becomes. Pastrami has many variations in the way chefs and foodies like to prepare it, but most people will tell you that it is not a Pastrami Sandwich if it is not on Rye Bread and served Hot! Wanting to keep true to the…