Category: Cocktails

  • “Summon the Spirits” Cocktail

    “Summon the Spirits” Cocktail

    “Awaken the Spirits” is here! I decided to brew up my own fun by awakening the spirits at home with “Summon the Spirits” cocktail!

  • Let’s Talk Wine…oween and the video I didn’t share

    Let’s Talk Wine…oween and the video I didn’t share

    So…way back in October, I recorded three of the five Halloween wine tasting videos I intended to share. If you go back and look, only two of my tastings were actually shared. So today, out of prosperity (and because I like to try wines I haven’t before for the Halloween season), I’m sharing my tasting […]

  • The Toasting Skipper tries mixing Hot Buttered Rum

    The Toasting Skipper tries mixing Hot Buttered Rum

    It feels like spring is right around the corner, but Winter is still in its full chilly force, even here in the California central valley. You won’t find me complaining, though. The chilly weather is perfect for my favorite hot cocktails to nip away at the cold. My personal favorite is Hot Buttered Rum, but […]

  • Visiting Chronic Cellars Tasting Room

    Visiting Chronic Cellars Tasting Room

    I imagine most people are home now, back from their tricks and treatings, or have doused the candles on their alters. We, as a family will be wrapping up our Halloween celebrations with a “Graveyard Gallop” to some of our loved ones’ resting places this coming weekend as a belated homage to Day of the […]

  • The Pilgrimess Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The Pilgrimess Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The Pilgrimess is an interesting ghost. In life, it was never fully confirmed if she was indeed a witch, but the cocktail that was inspired by her actually honors her name, Isabella. We’ve substituted grenadine with pomegranate liqueur from the original recipe, but it still turned out delightful. The Pilgrimess [amd-yrecipe-recipe:14] What choice would you […]

  • The Angry Princess Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The Angry Princess Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The Angry Princess is a very depressing ghost to me. A beautiful woman who just couldn’t see the beauty in herself and brought her life to an unfortunate end. For this cocktail, I was inspired by the “Pretty Lady” recipe which came out beautiful looking then added some pomegranate liqueur for that red mistake the […]

  • The Torn Prince Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The Torn Prince Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    Today’s cocktail is inspired by the Absolut Boston Home Run recipe with my own special twist. The Torn Prince was a baseball star who was taken too soon in a car racing incident. I’ve made his cocktail more bitter with the  juice choice as an ode to the bitter swift end of his little slugger […]

  • The Withered Lover Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The Withered Lover Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The Withered Lover is the ghost responsible for inspiring me to want to create the Dark Zodiac Cocktails. I knew what drink I wanted to make for this ghost quite a few months ago. Inspiration from the only kind and gentle ghost of the Dark Zodiac, the Withered Lover is the ghost of a loving […]

  • The Bound Woman Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The Bound Woman Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The cocktail choice for this particular ghost was a little bit of a challenge. I wanted something flirty (since that is what brought about this ghost’s demise) but not too sweet or whimpy. This ghost was very self-centered and vain  and I wanted a cocktail that also reflected this. I feel like egg white drinks […]

  • Elvira’s Macabrenet

    Elvira’s Macabrenet

    I am going to be on my Halloween wine game this year! Just you watch! I’ve bought my wine, have cute Halloween wine pourers to complement each bottle and they’re at the ready to be tasted. Today for your tasting pleasure, we are trying a label I’ve tasted during a previous Halloween season, but a […]

  • The Torso Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    The Torso Dark Zodiac Cocktail

    Continuing on with our Dark Zodiac Cocktails, today’s recipe is for the Torso. Inspired by the ghost of a gambler who made a bet with a deadly pay out, this Gin drink got some inspiration from a cocktail called “The Bronx Ain’t So Sweet”. The Torso [amd-yrecipe-recipe:9] What choice would you have made for the […]

  • Rest In Peace Pinot Grigio

    Rest In Peace Pinot Grigio

    I am going to be on my Halloween wine game this year! Just you watch! I’ve bought my wine, have cute Halloween wine pourers and they’re at the ready to be tasted. Today for your tasting pleasure, we are trying a label I’ve tasted during a previous Halloween season, but a different varietal. Sit back […]