Cocktail of the Month: Ginger Shandy

ginger shandy recipe

Spring has sprung, and with it comes the opportunity for outdoor entertaining. Finding the right, and somewhat tame, drink to serve is a key element to an afternoon gathering or perfect brunch. The shandy offers light refreshment with just a hint of ‘spirited’ kick. The shandy is generally made of beer mixed with a soft […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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: 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 […]

Man Week: The Story of Gin

the story of gin

Gin. The ultimate summer spirit. While some associate Gin with little old ladies and/or the country club crowd, it is in fact one of the most versatile and misunderstood spirits on the shelf. From the distinct class of a well-crafted martini to the refreshing barroom favorite of a gin and tonic. Gin has fortified the […]

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 […]

French Connection: St. Germain

st germain cocktail recipe

Cocktails are good. Cocktails on the patio on a warm day are great. Discovering a new, refreshing summer cocktail might be the best yet. Today we highlight St. Germain, a unique liquor made from the elderflower growing in the French Alps. This distinctive elixir has rightfully gained a great deal of popularity in the last […]

Sweet Elixir: Stocking a Bar

setting up a bar tips

Being prepared is critical in offering your guests a cocktail.  Many drinks (and guests) don’t take kindly to substitution.  Having all of the right ingredients will surely make you look like a superstar.  Below I have outlined the basic necessities for any respectable bar setup.  What you do with it from there is up to […]