Crane Kick

  This tiki drink with Japanese whiskey is too strange to describe in words. I have tried to think of how to convey the flavors, so let me just say you should just try it for yourself and see. Is that intriguing? David and I both really liked it. I am slowly learning to like a peaty scotch, and I like how the […]

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 […]

Dublin Iced Coffee

A delectable mix of caffeine, cocktail, and dessert. from: Bon Appetit makes: 1 drink 2 ounces strong, cold-brew coffee* 2 ounces stout (I used Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, but you could use Guinness or whatever stout you prefer) 1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey 3/4 ounce simple syrup 1/2 ounce heavy cream cinnamon for garnish (this really made […]

Tommy Gun

Happy St. Patty’s Day! I didn’t want to celebrate with green beer, or anything with apple pucker, crème de menthe, or midori -what’s more Irish than Irish whiskey? (Other than perhaps a Guinness!) This take on a whiskey sour gets its zip from fresh ginger and sweetness from apricot jam.

Gaelic Punch

Looking for a punch to serve over the holidays? This is a bright and pleasant tasting punch that warms your bones and elicits that warm and fuzzy holiday feeling. (Or maybe that’s the whiskey speaking…) If you don’t want to make a large punch serving size, see the 2 serving recipe below. The measurements are […]