Mudder’s Milk

” [Zhe shi shen me lan dong xi!?] ~ “What is this garbage!?” – Hoburn Wash “Mudder’s Milk –  All the protein, vitamins and carbs of your grandma’s best turkey dinner, plus 15% alcohol.” – Jayne Cobb “It’s horrific!” – Hoburn Wash A long time ago in a television show that got quickly canceled there […]

St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

One of the flavors that I most associate with springtime is the scent of elderflower.  Growing up in the high desert of New Mexico there was a time after a strong sudden rain when the morning glory that laced our little hilltop would open and wash the normally dry air with their scents.  It is […]

Cafe con Leche Flip

The original version of this drink comes via a news story in the New York Times about the health department cracking down on raw eggs used in cocktails.  This specific recipe was inspired by the one served at Pegu Club in New York. Good dark rums are heavy on the ground so picking one is pretty […]

Cup of Awesome Cocktail

A while back you may recall that I posted my MYO: Porter syrup.  Aside from the original drink posted in the Happy Hour article there wasn’t a lot I could think to do with it, until recently.  A post on Cocktail Wonk about Knee High Stocking Company in Seattle turned me on to this particular cocktail and I cannot […]

The Gibson

I sometimes wonder why every single variation in a cocktail requires an alternate naming scheme.  In this case you have a fairly simple drink, gin and vermouth.  One would think that these would be the determining factors, but no.  In this case it is the garnish which determines the name.  If you place a cocktail […]

Egg Nogg Creme Anglaise

I made this recipe as part of my experimentation with the Eastside Distilling Holiday Liqueurs.  This one in particular comes from the Egg Nog Liqueur which is usually available through February depending on where you shop. 1 box white cake mix 3 eggs 1 cup Eastside Distilling’s Egg Nog liqueur 1/3 cup sugar Prepare the cake […]

Peppermint Bark Pudding Shots

All Bark no bite! 1 cup milk 1 cup Eastside Distilling peppermint bark liqueur 1 4 serving package chocolate pudding mix (instant) 1 8oz container of cool whip 1 candy cane (Peppermint if you dare) In a large bowl whisk pudding mix, milk and liqueur until blended. Fold in cool whip. Pour into shot glasses […]