Let me give it to you straight: I really like whiskey, straight. I’m not afraid to act like a lady and drink like a man. Well the former is questionable, but whatever (sorry PopPop!) The old fashioned is my go-to cocktail and I’m often drawn to the whiskey section on a bar menu. Last fall, I pretty much fell in love with apple cider old fashioneds and even though the cider sorta makes it a seasonal drink, I’ve been able to quit the habit. I love the touch of sweetness the cider adds! I did a cocktail class for a bachelorette party and was excited to make the ladies some blackberry bourbon smashes! It was a hit!
Ever wondered how to make your own cocktail bitters? Well, it’s pretty easy! I did a little holiday twist on these flavors, but the general way to make them is pretty much the same. You can use everything from fruit peels to vanilla beans to dried herbs, there’s no end to the possibilities!
All you need is some grain alcohol, glass bottles and flavorings! You can get the full how-to here on Brit+Co.
Oh and I did I mention I made a homemade Fireball shot? Oh yeah! Get on that! Like right now.
I love a
good sweet pick me up, and this coffee and Kahlua milkshake does the trick! Cold, creamy ice cream with a splash of coffee, dash of chocolate, pinch of salt and of course a little booze to top it all off.
For the full step-by-step how to, check out my post on Brit+Co.