Craft Cocktail Recipe: #090713 Penny Packer Bourbon with Allspice Dram

We recently picked up a copy of Savory Cocktails: Sour Spicy Herbal Umami Bitter Smoky Rich Strong by Greg Henry. In it was a drink that caught our eye, “The Spice Trail”. Clove infused honey syrup, gin, rye, allspice dram and bitters. It’s a very complex drink, and like every other recipe we get ourContinue reading “Craft Cocktail Recipe: #090713 Penny Packer Bourbon with Allspice Dram”

Craft Cocktail Recipe: #030213 Scotch, Meyer Lemons & Ginger

This drink was created by Kim (@Mrs_SNFoodies) from the ground up. She is usually involved in every drink recipe that we publish but she took this one to a whole new level of perfection. I probably tasted about nine different variations as she experimented with different spirits. I really think that the final ingredients selectedContinue reading “Craft Cocktail Recipe: #030213 Scotch, Meyer Lemons & Ginger”

Craft Cocktail Recipe: #020213 Blood Orange (Moscow) Mule

I am still on the blood orange kick. As long as they are fresh, I just have the need to use them. Moscow Mule is a very easy drink to make. Three ingredients with a little stir over ice and you are done. We added our own twist, just because we can! Adding the bloodContinue reading “Craft Cocktail Recipe: #020213 Blood Orange (Moscow) Mule”

Craft Cocktail Recipe: #101412 Apple Cider and Aged Bourbon

After some more testing with unpasteurized fresh pressed apple cider from Julian, California Kim knocked this one out of the park. If you missed #101212 make sure you check that one out if you want to try something with Gin. Now back to #101412, the smell itself will grab you, and make sure you useContinue reading “Craft Cocktail Recipe: #101412 Apple Cider and Aged Bourbon”

Cocktail Recipe: Lychees are in Season, so Lets Make Drinks!

While stocking up for a quiet weekend indoors we found some fresh Lychees. What do you do with fresh Lychees? Well we make drinks! Two versions for you, one with vodka created by Kim and one with gin by me. Try them both and let us know which one you like more! 6 Fresh LycheesContinue reading “Cocktail Recipe: Lychees are in Season, so Lets Make Drinks!”

Craft Cocktail Recipe: #082111 Cosmo Caliente a Saturday Night Foodies Original

Nothing like having friends over to the house to get Kim working hard to create new drinks. This is one of my new favorites, the Saturday Night Foodies Cosmo Caliente! Close to a traditional Cosmopolitan but with some backend heat to get the party going. Here is the recipe: 4oz Premium Vodka 2oz Cranberry JuiceContinue reading “Craft Cocktail Recipe: #082111 Cosmo Caliente a Saturday Night Foodies Original”

Cocktail Recipe: Inspired by The Tory Burch Electric Eel

Kim and I (mostly Kim) have been working on different cocktails in the “Test Kitchen” for some time now. I think it is time to start sharing some of them with you. The first was inspired by a recipe found on the Tory Burch Blog.  Actually, our friend Kelly (@dp_snfoodies) found it there.  Like anyContinue reading “Cocktail Recipe: Inspired by The Tory Burch Electric Eel”

Test Kitchen – Mocha and Blood Orange Madeleines

I am not known for my baking skills. Even when I worked in the restaurant biz, baking was my curse. I could not even make something as simple as chocolate chip cookies. However, now that I am older, it seems easier than I remember. We spent some time this weekend working on a few MadeleineContinue reading “Test Kitchen – Mocha and Blood Orange Madeleines”

Test Kitchen – Crepes, with a Little Flare!

Back into the test kitchen. This time it was all about the crepe. These are fun to make once you get the batter down! We started with a traditional savory batter then added some flare from there. This was a small batch and we learned a lot about making the crepe itself. It is amazingContinue reading “Test Kitchen – Crepes, with a Little Flare!”

Test Kitchen – The Perfect Panini

One thing that people may not know about me is I have actually worked in a kitchen. When I was younger I worked my way from dishwasher to sous chef and then to manage my own kitchen. The only problem was that I was too young and burnt out after years of 60+ hour weeks.Continue reading “Test Kitchen – The Perfect Panini”