A Long Island iced tea in a tall glass surrounded by the items used to make it.

Long Island Iced Tea

Contrary to the name of this drink, it contains absolutely no tea. It is instead a mixture of a number of different types of alcohol. The “tea” name comes from the lemon juice giving a strong citrus flavor and the dark cola giving it a color similar to tea. This is a crisp drink I […]

Long Island Iced Tea Read More »

A french press coffee maker.

French Press Coffee

Outside of espresso-based coffee drinks, my favorite way of preparing coffee is with the French Press. It is less convenient when making coffee for a gathering as it has to be made in multiple batches, but for daily use, once you find your preferred coffee to water ratio, it comes together fairly quickly. This recipe

French Press Coffee Read More »

A margarita in a martini glass surrounded by the items used to make it.


When I am looking for a crisp, refreshing, citrus drink on a hot day, the margarita is one of my first choices. I do not like the salted rims or the larger margarita glasses, and prefer a version with just the basic ingredients. Timings Prep: 2 minutesMixing: 1 minuteTotal: 3 minutes Ingredients Steps

Margarita Read More »

An old fashioned in a small glass surrounded by the things used to make it.

Old Fashioned

While I usually like my whiskey neat with a splash of water, there are times that I prefer a cold, “desert” whiskey. In those cases I turn to the Old Fashioned as it is a refreshing end to dinner. Many times I will skip the simple syrup. I do not have a mold to make

Old Fashioned Read More »

A gin martini in a martini glass surrounded by the items used to make it.

Gin Martini

I like a plain gin-based martini, usually with a little added olive brine, and stirred–not shaken. I really wanted to like the vodka “shaken, not stirred” martini so I could do a (bad) James Bond impression when ordering it. Although bartenders may get that all the time and not really find it funny. Timings Prep:

Gin Martini Read More »

Scroll to Top