Rum Punch

A delicious punch that can easily be made ahead of time so you can do less bartending and more entertaining. A great balance between fruity and boozy.

Guest Post from a Pro: Punch

Jeff Grindley was our masterful bartender at Atomic Liquors in Las Vegas last month. Our review of our great visit to the bar is here. Jeff kindly volunteered to write a guest post for us and chose a topic we’ve left sorely uncovered – punches. So, here’s some advice on how to make easy punches […]

Thanksgiving Apple Cider Brandy Punch

Yeah, we know. Why didn’t we tell you about this a few days ago? It turns out that we were enjoying this punch so much, typing became difficult. This punch is easy to make and, as test results from Thanksgiving indicate, enjoyed by all. Even those who don’t usually partake in Thanksgiving cheer. If you […]

Four Need-to-Know Margaritas

There are about 42,000 margarita recipes out there and that doesn’t even count the frozen varieties or the ones you can buy pre-made in a jug at the grocery store. While many of these are tasty, like our own Pomegranate Margarita and Ginger Margarita, most are no better than drinking a glass of spiked Kool-Aid […]

Diamondback

Sometimes the home bartender has to substitute, and even compromise, to make a first pass at a cocktail. That’s what I did here, substituting a half-and-half mix of cognac and cheap apple pucker for apple brandy. It’s not the same, but gives you a feel for the cocktail idea. This recipe is still a little […]

Vieux Carre

I tried the Vieux Carre cocktail at Boulder’s Brasserie 1010, thinking it was a house invention, and only later learning that it is a classic cocktail invented in New Orleans in the early 20th century. I was also pleased to find that it uses mostly common ingredients – everything is in our standard bar except […]

B&B&B

The B&B is a classic after dinner drink – so classic, in fact, that you can get it pre-bottled. It stands for Brandy and.Benedictine (even quantities), and it is a tasty combo. Never content, I decided to mix it with bitters – specifically, an Amaro – for the third B. Really good – and a […]