The Martinez

I am pleased to announce that in addition to my work here at Today’s Nest, I have taken on the role of the History of Mixology contributor over at The Boys Club, an award-winning blog headed up by Russell van Kraayenburg, the guy behind Chasing Delicious. You will find full monthly articles there that will […]

Cocktail of the Month: Wild Turkey Buck

wild turkey buck cocktail recipe

by Andrew Yenne     photos by Sam Henderson Our Cocktail of the Month is just right for the Thanksgiving Holiday – turkey included. Make this for your upcoming feast… and save that cinnamon syrup for so many other things. A Buck traditionally is a highball that combines a base spirit with ginger ale and […]

Cocktail of the Month: Rosemary Gimlet

rosemary gimlet cocktail recipe

August. The Dog Days of Summer. The heat is draining and the back to school blues are playing their tune. Let’s face it, we could all use a little pick me up. What better way to put the pep back in your summer step than with this ridiculously delicious cocktail featuring our favorite summer spirit: […]

Cocktail of the Month: Watermelon Cooler

watermelon cooler cocktail recipe

Summer is in full swing and things are hot! hot! hot! Cool refreshment is in high demand and we have just the solution. The cocktail of the month for July is a super simple Watermelon Cooler. The ingredients are fresh and refreshing. The crushed watermelon is sweet and countered nicely with just enough citrus from the lime juice. […]

Cocktail of the Month: Cardamom Berry Smash

cardamom berry smash cocktail recipe

In June anything is possible. The summer is just beginning and with it holds the infinite possibilities of warm nights and fireflies, country roads and swimming holes, and the knowledge that for 3 whole months it is perfectly acceptable to stare at the summer stars and simply dream. What better way to celebrate the official […]

Cocktail of the Month: The Mai Tai

mai tai recipe

Oh, Me!  Oh, Mai! It’s May, which means it’s almost summertime. Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the warm days and cool nights. This month we’re featuring one of ‘Mai’ favorite summer drinks (and fall and winter and spring, really anytime I want to pretend I’m somewhere tropical). It’s the drink that launched a national craze, […]

Cocktail of the Month: Jalapeño Cilantro Margarita

jalapeño cilantro margarita cocktail recipe

April showers may bring May flowers, but this month also hearkens in a favorite time of year for me; patio cocktail season. The air is fresh and full of flowers, the smell of cut grass begins to make its first appearance, and people flock outdoors to bask in the warm sunlight and sip perfectly crafted […]

Cocktail of the Month: Matcha Green Tea Gimlet

Ahhh March. That wonderful month of the year that bridges the cold sullen grey of February with the bright vibrancy of April. In March it seems everything is turning green, from the medians on the highway to the St Paddy’s Day revelers. What better way to celebrate this unique month than with a uniquely green […]

Cocktail of the Month: Fresh Tomato Bloody Mary

fresh tomato bloody mary recipe

We’re leaping for joy today because we have an extra day in Hot Breakfast Month this year. We decided to celebrate with the Cocktail of the Month:  Bloody Mary. Serve it with your hot breakfast items just a little later in the day as this drink has become synonymous with brunch. The freshness of this drink really […]

Cocktail of the Month: Black Tea Hot Toddy

black tea hot toddy recipe

Winter chill is all around. There have been a few days lately that left me feeling as though warming up was hopeless. It doesn’t help that I haven’t much hair on top. I must admit that I am quite comfortable wearing a winter hat around the house.   To ward off some of the cold, […]