Peach Shrub

a few weeks ago my friend NC shared the recipe below from Bon Appetit for a fruit shrub.  At our annual BBQ, my sister-in-law showed up having made it, along with some bourbon to mix it with, mmm! ¾cup sugar 1½ pounds ripe fruit (such as peaches, strawberries, plums, or pineapple) 3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 6 ounces spirit of choice 2 ounces fresh lemon … Continue reading Peach Shrub

12 Days of Holiday Cocktails: Thin Mint Egg Nog

I am not an egg nog fan, but maybe this thin mint version from Lauren Conrad will convert me: Ingredients: ¼ cup bourbon ¼ cup white creme de cacao ¼ cup creme de menthe liqueur (green) 6 tablespoons heavy cream 1 tablespoon superfine sugar ground nutmeg, for sprinkling green food coloring, for added color if desired red sprinkles honey or maple syrup Directions: Place bourbon, … Continue reading 12 Days of Holiday Cocktails: Thin Mint Egg Nog

12 Days of Holiday Cocktails: Holiday Milk Punch

This one looks interesting – courtesy of The Soho.  “It’s like eggnog minus the egg” – perfect: Holiday Milk Punch 2 cups milk 2 cups half-and-half 1 cup brandy or bourbon 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish In a bowl, whisk together milk, half-and-half, alcohol, sifted powdered sugar and vanilla. Serve over crushed ice or freeze … Continue reading 12 Days of Holiday Cocktails: Holiday Milk Punch

a taste of Eastside Distilling

A few weeks ago I spied a Groupon Offer a distillery tour in Portland and knowing we would be stopping there for a night on our way home from Cali I snapped it up.  I had seen Burnside Bourbon up here in Seattle, but this visit provided the opportunity to check out everything else Eastside Distilling has to offer. At the tasting we got to choose … Continue reading a taste of Eastside Distilling