The Black Night

The Black Night is strange and mysterious, but quite tasty. It reminded me of cherry coke, but a much more sophisticated and grown up version. I found it to be pleasant departure from my usual riffs on old fashioneds. from: Tarot of Cocktails (www.tarotofcocktails.com) makes: 1 cocktail 1  1/2 ounces bourbon 3/4 ounce maraschino syrup 1 […]

Vanilla Bean Malt Cake

I love a bundt cake or pound cake because a slice can be good for breakfast, with tea or coffee, or dessert. 🙂 I didn’t eat a lot of this cake, but I had enough of a taste to know it was delicious, I love desserts with malt powder. Don’t worry if you don’t have a […]

Mint Julep

One of the oldest styles of cocktail, the julep is primarily known as the drink of choice on a hot afternoon at Churchill Downs. The Kentucky Derby is right around the corner, and this year I finally got to make one in time to post on the Ruby Spoon. The julep is traditionally served in that pretty pewter […]

Whiskey Peach Smash

I apologize for the length of time between this and my last post. I should have been better prepared with something to post from afar, as David and I have kind of been all over the place lately enjoying old friends, new friends, and family from Ohio, Canada, Boston and everywhere in between! Summer is such […]

Kentucky Special

I’m sorry to tell you my friends, I just had no time this week to make a mint julep for the upcoming Kentucky Derby. I even got my first pretty julep cup and all, but time just seemed to slip through my fingers- not a bad thing when the busy week has been fun and […]

Bourbon-Peach Julep

This is about as sweet, summery, and Southern as they come. In addition to this Southern inspired cocktail, I will be making Fried Chicken, Homeroom’s Classic Mac, and lime bars with graham cracker-coconut crust. That is how David and I are celebrating the 4th (along with some sparklers to wave around in the back yard) and […]