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!

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…

Classic Bloody Mary

The bloody mary is one of those brunch-time cocktails for lushes the world over who simply can’t wait until 5 o’clock to have a cocktail.  In case a mimosa is too sweet or too orangy for you, or if you are hungover from the night before, a fantastic substitute to guzzle with your eggs and…

Classic Dirty Martini

Personally, I am a fan of the Dirty Martini, possibly because I have a thing for green olives.  While the original recipe is typically made with gin instead of vodka, what makes a martini “dirty” is the olive brine which gives it a delightful salty flavor…unless you don’t like olives, olive brine or that salty…

Mimosas – As If You Need the Recipe

Nothing screams “class” like champagne, and nothing cries “health” like orange juice…so what do you get when you mix a little healthiness with a pinch of class?  A mimosa of course! Mimosas, made with equal parts orange juice and champagne, are a delicious alcoholic beverage that is acceptable to have at breakfast or brunch.  Unless…

Classic Appletini

The appletini – delighting sorority girls and city dwellers alike! The appletini was a spin-off of the classic martini, created in the 1990’s, and not only did it rise to fame in a short period of time, but it became a quick favorite of notable celebrities. In fact, some sources say that this drink turns…

A Taste of The Blue Martini

Dolphin maritini, blue martini, ocean martini:  though the recipe may vary slightly from bar to bar, this delightful cocktail bodes well among University students and young urban professionals alike.  But every now and then, there is that thirty or forty-something-year-old woman or man who wants to shake things up in their usual wet, dry or…

Classic Mojito

There is nothing like a classic mojito on a warm summer afternoon. This refreshing and spritzy beverage is great for backyard BBQs, for ladies’ night or just because. Food That Pairs Well With A Classic Mojito This sort of drink pairs great with tapas such as tamales, empanadas, chorizo, tortilla chips and salsa. In fact,…