Cherries Jubilee Cocktail

cherries jubilee cocktail recipe

As a food photographer and food and drink enthusiast, I believe fresh is best. However, I cannot deny that there are some things I keep in the freezer to use long after their season is over. Cherries is one of those things. National Cherries Jubilee Day is coming up later this week and I wanted […]

New Year’s Toast: The Cocktails

new year's cocktails

Be prepared to welcome 2014 with your guests by making sure everyone is well-equipped to participate in the toast. We have gathered together some of our favorite cocktail recipes from the last 4 holiday seasons at Today’s Nest. There is sure to be something for everyone here. If you have already stocked your bar, you […]

Cocktail of the Month: Brandy Alexander

brandy alexander recipe

With roots deep in American cocktail history, the Brandy Alexander has its own story to tell. All signs indicate that the drink started as a variation of the gin-based Alexander, which made its first printed appearance in the 1915 book Recipes for Mixed Drinks by Hugo Ensslin.  Common belief holds that it was created by […]

Cocktail of the Month: The Sidecar

sidecar cocktail recipe

As with so many other cocktail stories, the story of the Sidecar is a bit vague. It seems both London and Paris want to lay claim to its origin. In both cases, the drink appeared sometime around World War I. According to David Embury in The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, the cocktail was born in […]

Patio Perfect: Pitcher Cocktails

pitcher cocktail recipes

Spring. The birds are chirping, the sun begins to shine a little more, and all over people start venturing outside to enjoy the greatest of all man-made features…the patio. Yes, It is once again patio season. Time to hose down the patio furniture, hang a few ferns, crank up the warm weather tunes, invite a […]

Lola Cooks: Mincemeat

mincemeat recipe

The holidays draw nearer each day. The slight chill in the morning air reminds me that soon there will be fires in the fireplace and all that comes with that. If you know me, you know I am already thinking of food. There are so many good seasonal foods to enjoy in the fall. One […]

Summer Staple: Making Sangria

best sangria recipe

This week marks the official start of summer.  In fact, today is the longest day of the year.  With all of that daylight, you may find yourself outside longer than usual.  If you are lucky, a good portion of that will be on a patio somewhere sipping a cool, fruity, summer drink… enter sangria.  As […]