Filthy Dirty

This is hands down my favorite drink. It’s simple and classic. Gin or vodka – the recipe is the same. And shaken, not stirred. 2 oz vodka (or gin) 1 oz Vermouth (dry) 1/2 oz dirty martini mix Aromatic or chocolate bitters if you have them Olives (stuffed or not) I didn’t have dirty mixContinue reading “Filthy Dirty”

The Gimlet

This recipe makes 2 drinks. I accidentally read it as one. Yeah, I was looped after drinking it. Now you know the rest of the story. Thyme Rosemary Gimlet 4oz Gin 2oz lemon juice (it called for Meyers but all I had was regular) 2oz thyme/rosemary simple syrup. Thyme/Rosemary Simple Syrup: 1c sugar 1/2c waterContinue reading “The Gimlet”

The Aviation

I have to say cocktail Friday’s has very quickly become a favorite past time. I like how pretty this one is. So thumbs up on this one. It’s yum! The Aviation 2 part Gin 1 part Lemon juice Dash Maraschino juice 1 part Creme de Violette 1/2 part Simple Syrup (just plain simple not theContinue reading “The Aviation”

Spice It Up

I’ve been away the past few weekends and last weekend had the pleasure of a rather delicious cocktail. So armed with the recipe from the bartender my mixologist is going to tackle making a few. It calls for a spiced simple syrup so I thought I’d show you how to make that. You need whole:Continue reading “Spice It Up”


This week is less of a cocktail and more my favorite cocktail. Plain champagne. Although there is nothing plain about champagne, even the bad ones. I’ve always liked champagne. Champagne has had a bit of a revival over the past 20 years here in #merica. Long ago Cary Grant and Debra Kerr clinked glasses overContinue reading “Clinky”