Spring Thyme Cocktail (in collaboration with Chopin Vodka)

Springtime is upon us, and I’m feeling inspired to mix up a bit of sunshine in my cocktail glass to savor the first warm, sunny days of spring. I’ve chosen to lend a touch of French flavor to the perennial combination of citrus+vodka by adding a splash of elderflower liqueur and a twist of Provence […]

Champagne Mint Julep

Tomorrow is the Kentucky Derby and what better way to celebrate the “Race to the Roses” than with a Mint Julep! Mine features Four Roses Kentucky bourbon, and it absolutely sparkles with the addition of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne! The traditional Mint Julep is easy to make with bourbon, sugar, mint, and water, but it tastes so […]

Two Classic Cocktails Featuring Carpano Vermouths

Trendy drinks come and go, but classic cocktails stand the test of time. One of the most distinguished classics, the Manhattan, originated in New York City in the 1860’s-70’s. Though there are several common variations, the classic recipe is made with American rye whiskey, Italian sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters, and a maraschino cherry. I’ve made […]