Whether you are looking for an easy nightcap or planning a wine-and-food pairing party with your bestest gal pals, here we feature some popular and homemade libations from the Ozarks.  We even have the history and scoop on some of your favorite cocktails, ranging from the Long Island Ice Tea to the famous 90’s concoction, the cosmo.  We won’t judge Springfield – just invite us along!

10 Bubbly New Year’s Cocktails

I love living in Springfield, MO because there are so many fun things to do as an adult, with your kids, or with your extended family, especially around the holidays.  However, there are certain holidays you would rather stay in and avoid the crowds and drama, curl up on the couch with your blanket and…

End of Summer Red Wine Spritzer

Fall is such a pretty season, and it’s even prettier when seeing it through rose-colored glasses…and by rose-colored I mean after having a red wine spritzer or two!  One of the things I love about this drink is it goes perfect with meaty BBQs, or warm summer nights spent on the patio or balcony watching…

Foods and Cheeses That Go With Malbec

Ahhh Malbec – a delicious medium to full-bodied red wine which stains even the whitest of teeth.  With its pitch-black coloration, this versatile wine is becoming a fast favorite of connoisseurs the world over.  Rich in tannins, this grape variety (one of the six allowed to use in the creation of Bourdeaux wines) can be…

Pumpkin Spiced White Russian

A spin on the classic White Russian cocktail, which ignites memories of The Dude in his bathrobe and sandals, a milky glass of deliciousness in hand, the pumpkin spiced white Russian has arrived just in time for November.  Don’t get me wrong, pumpkin spice lattes are awesome, but sometimes you need a kick in your…

The Bourbon Old Fashion

Simple, elegant and tasty – this sums up an Old Fashion.  This delightful cocktail is easy to make with few ingredients, and it is oh so smooth when it goes down.  It is no wonder this drink has captivated its’ audience for over 200 years, and will continue doing so for another few hundred. The…

Recipe for the Cosmopolitan

It’s classy, sexy and though it is currently out of style in the local bar scene, there is always someone ordering this pretty-in-pink cocktail.  The official drink of Sex and the City, the cosmopolitan has delighted and numbed taste buds for decades while gracing the palettes of many brides-to-be and their respective entourages.  While many…

Lemon Drop Martini

I know, I know….I get it.  You are probably thinking (albeit sarcastically), “great, another martini-fusion twist…”  And while we do feel your pain, this is, unfortunately, another recipe for a martini-fusion twist.  It cannot be helped! While the original lemon drop rose to fame in the 70’s and 80’s, it didn’t contain all the goodies…