Bufala Negra

If you grew up in an Italian-American home like I did, you’ll find it easy to round up these ingredients for this sweet and herbal cocktail.  It brings back all of the memories of my favorite things: My uncle’s basil garden and my grandmother’s homemade balsamic vinaigrette! 🙂 3 basil leaves 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar…

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Old Pepper

WARNING: This red hot, spicy cocktail is not for the faint of heart.  If you love spicy anything, I would definitely give this one a try! I discovered this cocktail at Julep, in Houston, and was hooked at first taste.  It was sweet, spicy, and boozy all in one!  With such excitement, I thought it…

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Bourbon Dynasty

Cocchi Americano vs. Lillet: the on-going debate.  Both aperitif Italian wines have been vying for the spotlight in many famous cocktails since the Cocchi Americano’s (est. 1891) US country wide release in 2010.  Vesper, as made famous by James Bond’s Casino Royale, and Corpse Reviver, a prohibition style cocktail, both originally contain Lillet.  However, nowadays,…

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