2 New Year’s Eve Cocktails

I chose to feature 2 cocktails for New Year’s Eve because I simply couldn’t choose between them. I love how different they are. The Champagne Antoine is for the lover of dry and herbal cocktails. I purposely chose the St. George Terroir gin because of the unique botanicals which includes Douglas fir and coastal sage […]

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Lilywhacker (500th post)

I’m so pleased and proud of this milestone. The Ruby Spoon started as an idea while we were living in California. I wanted a platform to share my love of food with anyone curious to follow along and cook, bake, and drink with me! It is still something I love to do and even though […]

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Uno, Dos, Tres

As the negroni is one of my favorite drinks, I love to discover and experiment with new variations. With the simple recipe of equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, the modifications can be endless. This one has the base spirit of tequila with grapefruit infused vermouth, 2 types of Amari and chocolate mole bitters […]

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A Boulevardier 3 Ways

I would describe the boulevardier as the negroni’s long lost relative. Where the negroni is crisp and sunny, the boulevardier is sultry and deep. Both amazing, but very different. Think motoring the sun dappled roads of Italy on your vespa, or a late night skinny dip under the stars in warm Mediterranean waters. Here are my […]

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St. Columbus Rill

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I wanted to make a “green” cocktail to celebrate the day, and I’m pretty happy with this light greenish-gold gem. I’m not a fan of cloyingly sweet or sour green liqueurs (I’m looking at you Midori & apple pucker), and this cocktail is perfect for the day as it has Irish […]

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Cure For Pain

This is a twist on the Boulevardier (a negroni with bourbon instead of gin) that will make the cocktail angels sing. I sometimes swap sherry for port in cocktails, and this is a cocktail that tastes even better with sherry in my opinion. from: Death & Co makes: 1 cocktail 1 1/2 ounces Rittenhouse Rye 1/2 […]

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