August 28, 2018

SUMMER! Summer in the deep south is a special time or the year. If you think you live in a hot place, come to New Orleans in June-September. Cooling off in the evening isn't an option! The 100% humidity lingers, it so thick you can cut it with a knife, you could almost...

February 19, 2018


Why is there a cocktail/dinner party happening at your place without the guest of honor?  YES, that's right, you forgot to invite the punch bowl. The dusty, old, sometimes in pieces, glass or silver punch bowl. The punch bowl should be the main attraction of any party...

February 18, 2018

Next time you are making Bloody Marys, try infusing your vodka with onions, celery and horseradish! The reason for this is texture. My biggest problem with most Bloodys is that they are too thick. Way too thick. I know people like all the "stuff" in them. But I like to...

February 17, 2018

It's everyone's favorite time of the year. Springtime! That time of the year down here in New Orleans when we start walking around the neighborhood, getting to know the city all over again. And with that comes the revival of New Orleans front porch cocktail time. It's...

October 10, 2017

Well it's Fall and all things pumpkin are here. You can't be awake 10 seconds without hearing, seeing or smelling the pumpkin spice. Great! So let's get you on an adult pumpkin kick that you can imbibe with. When Halloween is over and you want to throw out those little...

September 2, 2017

A drink often overlooked due to the years of terrible sour mixes and or stale lemon juices... even worse bottled lemon juice! Yes this drinks on the sweet side but that doesn't mean its not delicious. For me it makes a perfect brunch cocktail, skip dessert, have an Ama...

August 9, 2017

As I have mentioned messing with the classics take a little knowledge and know how. While I strongly encourage all to experiment on all fronts with cocktails, knowing how to build the proper cocktail and knowing how they are supposed to taste are more important than ex...

February 9, 2017

Its still cold outside in most parts of North America so lets keep the cool weather cocktails going for a bit longer. This pecan infused vodka by Cathead  is a great way to have a light and refreshing drink while its -15 degrees out! (or here in New Orleans 75 degrees)...

January 18, 2017

"A monstrous crowd of people is in the city," Daniel Webster wrote on Inauguration Day, 1829. "I never saw any thing like it before. Persons have come five hundred miles to see General Jackson; and they really seem to think that the country is rescued from some dreadfu...

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