A Gift from the Heart

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Brandy Hopper

1 1/2 oz Brandy [Monteru]
3/4 oz Creme de Menthe [Short Path]
1/2 oz Homemade Bailey’s
1/4 oz Creme de Cacao [Tempus Fugit]

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake, and stain into an ice filled rocks glass.


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I have the perfect gift idea. Sure, flowers or chocolates are pretty traditional, but booze is way more fun. DIY gifts are always more personal and meaningful, so what if I told you there was a way to create a delicious, sweet, boozy gift for your SO that could be ready RIGHT NOW.

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Low ABV, Big Flavor

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Highs and Lows

1 oz Rock and Rye [NY Distilling Co]
1 oz Amaro Angeleno
1/2 oz Averna
1/2 oz Drambuie

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass.  Garnish with lemon (or orange) twist.


Low ABV drinks are totally a thing, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.  Not every drink needs to be a split base stiff sipper with overproof rum and bottled and bond whiskey (wait, that actually sounds kind of good…).  Sometimes you want to be able to have a few but still keep your wits about you or enjoy an early afternoon drink and get on with your day. Continue reading

Bottle Swap Collabo Part 6: Swedish Punsch

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1 oz Swedish Punsch [Kronan]
1 oz White Rum [Privateer]
1/2 oz Bully Boy Amaro
1/2 oz Oloroso Sherry

Stir with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist.


Wow, has it only been a month since the last Bottle Swap post? Time flies when you’re not posting much (I know, I know…I’ve been a little lax lately). Anyway, here we are, talking Swedish Punsch. As usual, head over to Garnish Girl’s corner of the internet to see what Katie did with her half of the bottle in the Doctor Bird.

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