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  • Caramelized Banana Coconut Bamboo Cocktail

    BAMBOO COCKTAIL Hidden for decades in the pages of turn of the century cocktail books, the Bamboo cocktail lay forgotten like so many quintessential drinks of it’s day. Lacking a heartier spirit, the split-base…

    September 13, 2019
  • Lemongrass Piña Colada with Kikori Whiskey

    To make this whiskey lemongrass Piña Colada, I used Kikori whiskey. This is not your typical Japanese whiskey! Made from rice and aged in 3 types of barrels, it’s perfect for mixing into cocktails…

    August 22, 2019
  • Rosé Breakfast Bramble

    This week is rosé cocktail week! To celebrate the launch of my new book Celebrate Rosé, I had Drinkstagramers and cocktail mavens whip up their favorite cocktails using rosé. Some had never used rosé…

    July 7, 2019
  • Roasted Strawberry Rose Negroni

    Negroni Week is upon us! Are you ready?? Kicking it off with a new Negroni variation: Roasted Strawberry Rose Negroni! Strawberries go so well in a Negroni. The botanical gin, bitter citrus Campari, and…

    June 24, 2019
  • Vanilla Blackberry Brandy Highball

    HIGHBALLS Highballs are a thing of beauty! Simple, bubbly and refreshing. Built in the glass, no shaking or straining required, it’s an easy drink to mix up for parties picnics, or after a long…

    May 11, 2019
  • Kumquat Makrut Lime Spanish Gin & Tonic

    I have always been in love with Spanish Gin & Tonics! You can add an array of vibrant ingredients into your glass that add a subtle flavor that infuses as your drink. Plus, they…

    April 9, 2019
  • Hibiscus Rose Tea

    Hibiscus is one of my favorite tea ingredients. Not only does it have a vibrant fuscia color, but it a  Hibiscus flowers have a tongue tying tartness you wouldn’t expect from a flower. There…

    March 8, 2019
  • Here Today, Tarragon Tomorrow Cocktail & Mocktail

    The golden landscape of Northern California has given way to lush, rolling hills ranging from emerald to chartreuse to celery to the most vibrant green apple with all of the winter rain we have…

    February 15, 2019
  • Grapefruit Rosemary Sparkler NYE Cocktail

    The holidays are here, and I could not be more excited! Time to decorate the bar cart, mix up some eggnog and start chilling the bubbly! This year, I am helping host a New…

    December 13, 2018