Next Morning Cocktail: Gazpacho Bloody Mary

gazpacho bloody mary recipe

Ah, yes… the morning after.You’ve had a lovely evening and perhaps a bit of al fresco dining to include a bright, delicious gazpacho… and maybe a few (or a few too many) drinks. Hopefully, you’ve saved some gazpacho for the morning after brunch. Gazpacho is the perfect base for a lively bloody mary. The fresh […]

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 […]

Cocktail of the Month: Melon Ball

melon ball cocktail recipe

With its roots deeply seated in the Studio 54 scene of the late 70s, the melon ball has established its place among our cocktail culture. This powerful drink boasts the fruity fragrance of melon and pineapple but packs a punch. The ingredients are readily accessible and the drink is simple to make. While often built […]

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 […]

9 Days of Holiday: Day Seven

white russian recipe

You need a drink.Well, I need a drink. I’m just going to assume you do, too. It has been a very hectic (yet fun) holiday season and a little relaxation is in order. To get you through that last turn and into the home stretch we offer this month’s Cocktail of the Month: The White […]

Liquoriously Speaking: Lavender Infused Vodka

lavender infused vodka recipe

It all started when I ran out of gin. Patio season was in full swing, the May afternoons were perfect for sipping those fine botanicals on the rocks with tonic and a wedge of lime to complete the holy trinity of spring cocktails. However tonight it would not be, the gin was gone. “Where did […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]