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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]