Craft Spirit Cocktails For The Fall: Or anytime of the year.

In this article, we are going to discuss craft spirits. You know, the alcohol that is made by the little guys. You can not go to the local liquor store and buy the alcohol that is used to make these cocktails. You can however, purchase the bottles used in these recipes right from here. I will provide a link for the alcohol used for each of the drinks, to make it easier for you to find the alcohol. It is always better to support the small business people. We are the ones that keep the world turning.

Habanero Honey Margarita:Habanero Honey Margarita:

If this cocktail does not warm you up on a chilly fall night, then nothing will. I’m sure this one will take the chills out of your bones.


1) 4 ounces of Mr. Tom’s Habanero Hone Whiskey

2) 4 ounces of margarita mix

To Make; Add some ice into a salt rimed glass. Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, and shake until everything is well mixed. Strain into the salt rimed glass, and enjoy.

Spirit used for this cocktail Mr. Tom’s Habanero Honey Whiskey.

Apple Crisp:

If mom’s warm apple crisp doesn’t say fall, then I don’t know what does. This cocktail is perfect to serve for Sunday night football, or any gathering that you have at the house this fall, or winter.

Ingredients;Apple Crisp:

1) 1 and a half ounces of Apple Cider,

2)1 and a half ounces of whiskey,

3) 2 ounces of ginger beer, another great drink for the fall season.

4) one twist of a lime.

To make, pour cinnapepper whiskey into a glass filled with ice, top off with the apple cider, and ginger beer. Add the lime twist. Then garnish the drink with an apple wedge and a lime wedge as well. Pretty darn easy if you ask me.

Spirit used to make this drink, Backstage Cinnapepper Whiskey

Mulled Cider Storm:

This is perfect for those cold nights, around a fire snuggled up under a blanket with your loved one. I think that you will love this one.


1) 2 ounces of Stormbringer spiced rum,

2) 6 ounces of fresh apple cider,

3) Cinnamon sticks and orange slices, for the garnish

To make, heat the apple cider in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the cider is warm, pour into your favorite mug. Add the Stormbringer rum, garnish with the cinnamon stick and orange slice. And warm up your heart.

Spirit used for this cocktail: Stormbringer RumMulled Cider Storm:

Merry Meeting Highball:

Just the name of this cocktail brings a sight of joy to the air, perfect for those small gatherings with friends or family.


1) 2 ounces of Merrymeeting Spiced Rum,

2)4 ounces of soda water,

3 Orange slice to be used for the garnishment.

To make; Pour the two ounces of Merrymeeting Spiced Rum into a highball glass ( a tall glass ) over ice. Add the soda water, stir, and garnish with the orange slice. Easy enough for you?

Spirit used for this cocktail Merrymeeting Spiced Rum

Pumpkin Pie Martini:

Pumpkin pie definitely says that the fall and winter season has arrived. If you are one of those who love anything pumpkin, then you are going to go crazy for this cocktail. Just wait until you see what spirit is used for this one peeps.


1) 1 Teaspoon of light brown sugar,

2) 2 Shots of Half and Half,

3) 2 Shots of Pumpkin Pie Moonshine,

To make; This one is so simple that a two-year old can make it. Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, with some ice. Shake until everything is well mixed and chilled. Strain into a martini glass, and enjoy.

Spirit used for this cocktail; Pumpkin Pie Moonshine Pumpkin Pie Moonshine:

Autumn Warmer:

This is another warm one for those chilly nights, or you can make this one for game night. It’s a crowd pleaser.


1) One gallon of fresh apple cider,

2) 1 Tablespoon of whole cloves, in a meshed bag,

3) One half of an orange sliced up,

4) Five cinnamon sticks,

5) Rye Whiskey,

To make; Use your crock pot to warm up the gallon of apple cider. Add some orange slices, and mulling spices. You can find mulling spices premade, or you can make your own if you know how too. Ladle about 3 ounces of the mulled cider into your favorite mug or heat- proof glass, add 1 ounce of John Jacob straight Rye Whiskey. Garnish with an orange peel, or cinnamon stick, or both depending on how crafty you feel. Then simply enjoy the warmth of this cocktail along with friends and or family.

Spirit used for this cocktail, John Jacob Rye Whiskey. Automn Warmer:

Are You Ready For The Fall:

Well, this is all that I have for you today. I hope that give some of these craft spirit cocktails for the fall a try. By the way, you can have these cocktails at any time of the year that your little heart desires. However, since we are already into the fall season, it is the perfect time to give these recipes a try.

Remember that in the beginning of this article, I told you that you will not be able to find any of these craft spirits in your local liquor store. The spirits mentioned here today are made by small independent distillers.

The only place to get these craft spirits for the fall is here on this site. And, as I promised, I provided with easy links for you to use. Any purchase that you make is greatly appreciated. And just so you know, I make a small commission from your purchase.

If you are looking for something different and out of the ordinary, then craft spirits is exactly what you are looking for. Like I said, you will not find these bottles of spirits in your local store. So, go ahead and click any of the links above to try these fantastic made craft spirits. The distillers of these craft spirits, work hard every day to create something that is special and out of the ordinary for us to enjoy. If by chance you happen to try any of these, please let me know how it was for you.

Remember to always drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely; Your friend John D. Have a blessed day.

Baileys Irish Cream, A Perfect Treat: My Favorite For The Holidays.

Baileys Irish cream has been a long time favorite of mine, particularly around the holidays. There is just something about the richness that it has, that makes me crave it on a cold winter night. Bundled up in a blanket, holding a hot cup of coffee with a splash of Baileys Irish cream. It does’nt get any better than that for me.

Baileys Irish Coffee:Original Irish Cream:


1) 2 ounces of Baileys original Irish cream:

2) 6 ounces of hot coffee:

3) 1 ounce of Irish whiskey:

4) 1 dollop of whipped cream, this is optional for the garnish.

To Make;

Combine Baileys Irish cream, coffee, and the Irish whiskey in a tall coffee mug. Top off with the whipped cream, serve, and enjoy. This recipe makes one serving, so if you are having guests, just repeat the recipe for the number of cocktails that you need. If you would like, you do not to add the Irish whiskey, but why would you leave it out? This is one of those cocktails that you can get away with at work, especially if you leave the Irish whiskey out. Something to ponder on.

Baileys Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate:Cramel Hot Chocolate:


1) 1 and a half ounces of Baileys sated caramel

2) 1teaspoon of hot chocolate powder

3) 3 ounces of whole milk, trust me you want the whole milk, none of the low fat stuff for this cocktail.

4)Whipped cream

5) Salted caramel sauce

6) Popcorn, and pretzels for the garnish. This makes one serving, so follow for the number of cocktails that you need.

To make;

Step 1) Gently heat the 3 ounces of milk along with the hot chocolate powder.

Step 2) Pour into a tall mug or heat-resistant glass, and then add the wow, with the 1 and a half ounces of Baileys Irish cream, salted caramel.

Step 3) Pile on the whipped cream, a drizzle of salted caramel sauce, and some marshmallows, or some popcorn, or chocolate dipped pretzels. Why choose just one? They all go great with this cocktail. This is another great way to end a cold long day during the fall, winter or any time that you need a little warming up. Make one for spouse as well, that way the two of you can snuggle up under a blanket together. You never know, something else may develop to warm you both up after you finish the cocktails of course.

Baileys Red Velvet Hot Chocolate:Baileys Red Velvet Hot Chocolate:


1) 1 and a half ounces of Baileys limited edition red velvet Irish cream

2) 8 ounces of whole milk, USE THE WHOLE MILK, not the low fat crap, you deserve a treat now and then. So, go ahead and splurge a little. Your worth it.

3) Half a cup of dark chocolate, none of the powdered mix for this one. It to special.

To make;

Gently heat the dark chocolate and the 8 ounces of milk until all the chocolate is combined with milk, add the Baileys limited edition red velvet. Pour into a good sized mug or heat-resistant glass, and add a bit of whipped cream for that dazzling look.

Baileys Hot Chocolate:


1) 1 and a half ounces of Baileys original Irish cream

2) 1 teaspoon of hot chocolate powder, you can add more powder if you like your hot chocolate more chocolaty

3) 3 ounces of whole milk

4) A dollop of whipped cream

5) Chocolate sprinkles, chocolate brownies, chocolate fingers, chocolate sauce, anything chocolate to garnish is alright with me. What the heck, anything chocolate is great with any of the Baileys Irish creams. And who does’nt like chocolate?

To make;

Prepare the hot chocolate like you normally would, pour into your favorite mug, add the Baileys original Irish cream, and enjoy.

The Many Products Of Baileys:

It has come to my attention that Baileys has come out with several flavors for us to sample and savor. Do not worry, we are going to talk about them today, starting with,

1) Baileys chocolate cherry, a luscious black cherry aroma is quickly followed by the bold roasted taste of decadent chocolate, and lightly toasted nutty notes, more dark chocolate than milk chocolate impression. This would be a great choice to add to your next bowl of ice cream, for a decadent and flavorful dessert.

2) Baileys Vanilla cinnamon, imagine the flavor of melting vanilla ice cream with a cinnamon swirl bun fresh out of the oven, my mouth is watering just writing about this one. Smooth and rich, this is a decadent treat that is suitable for savoring in your favorite specialty coffee.

3) Baileys Apple Pie, just in time for fall, apple pie is a timeless dessert. Loved all across America for its heart warming nostalgic taste. This fall Baileys invites you to gather around friends, and family and enjoy the taste of freshly baked apple pie a la mode, blended with Irish dairy cream. Baileys apple pie is the perfect autumn treat to enjoy as a cocktail over ice, or in a chai tea, or over some ice cream. This sounds fabulous, wish I had some right now, what about you? A classic flavor for a modern adult treat.

4) Baileys Red Velvet, this is a drink that tastes like a cupcake. It is what dreams are made of. swirled with Irish cream for a chocolaty treat straight out of the bakery. Enjoy over some ice, as a shot, or add some into your next baking project. Imagine using some in your next batch of chocolate-chip cookies.

5) Baileys Espresso cre`me; A delicious combination that was meant to be. Real coffee flavor, and other natural flavors meet yummy Baileys original Irish cream for a big bold hit of wonderful. Perfect for when you need to concentrate on the important things in life; coffee, chocolate, and creamy Baileys. Enjoy neat, or over the rocks, or in any coffee cocktail that your little heart desires. Or you can simply add a splash to a piping hot cup of coffee for some extra wow, at the end of a long day.

6) Baileys strawberries and cream; Just the dreamy flavors of ripe strawberries and vanilla, mingling with Baileys original Irish cream. Float away in a strawberry bubble of pure pleasure, we won’t tell anyone on you, it will be are little secret. Splash over some ice, swirl into your favorite desserts, and cocktails. Or drizzle over ice cream for a delicious grown-up treat. This one is sure to hit the sweet spot.

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That’s All I have Folks:

I hope that you have found something helpful here today, if you like any of these recopies feel free to give them a try. And by all means, please get back to me and let me know how they were for you. I respond to all comments, good, or bad.

And as always; Please drink responsibly, and never drink and drive, the life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely: Your friend John D. Have a blessed day my friends.

Cocktail Recipes Made With Cognac : For A Smooth Life.

Hello everyone, thank you for stopping today. Today we have a few cocktail recipes made with cognac, you find that all the recipes are made with Hennessy VS ( very special ) you do not have to use Hennessy. You can use whatever cognac that you prefer. Hennessy is just my preference, has been since I had a boss that would come around and pour out shots at night when we were working together. It was his favorite cognac, so, now I drink it out of nostalgia.

Hennessy Ginger Cocktail:Ginger Cocktail:

Hennessy and ginger is the perfect drink for any time of the day, or night. The spice of ginger ale, brings out natural spice of Hennessy VS” ( very special )


1) 1 and a half ounce of Hennessy very special

2) 3 and half ounces of ginger-ale

To Make:

Pour the Hennessy cognac into a highball glass ( a tall glass) add ice cubes to fill the glass. Top off with the ginger ale, and garnish with a lime wedge, or slices of fresh ginger. That’s not so hard to make, is it? all you need is two ingredients and a tall glass. Your guests will think you spent all day preparing this for them. The best part is, you do not have to tell them otherwise.

Between The Sheets:

Inspired in 1930 by Harry MacElhone, head bartender at the eponymous, Harry’s New York bar in Paris France. The rum adds to the complexity and elegant balance. Plus you have to admit, it is a pretty cool name for a cocktail. Ranks right up there with sex on the beach.


1) 1 ounce of Hennessy very special

2) 1 ounce of rum, any rum will do the job, I suggest Bacardi 151 rum, it’s a clear rum so it will not darken the cocktail up on you.

3) 1 ounce of orange Curacao

4) Half an ounce of fresh lemon juice

5) Some lemon twists to be used for the garnish, you can even use lemon zest in place of the twist if you prefer.

To make;

Add all the liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker with some ice. Shake until chilled, strain into a coupe or martini glass. Then garnish with the lemon twist or zest. Drink enough of these, and you will end up between the sheets. Between The Sheets:

French 75 Cocktail:

The combination of Hennessy very special and champagne is always a tasteful marriage. Learn how to make this time-tested recipe with Hennessy master mixoligist Jordon Bushell. Follow this link for the video.


1) 1 and a half ounce of Hennessy very special.

2) Half of an ounce of simple syrup ( boiled water and sugar )

3) 3/4 ounces of fresh lemon juice

4) Sparkling wine or champagne

5) Lemon twists to be used for a garnish

To make;

Build directly in a flute glass, top with the sparkling wine or champagne and garnish with the lemon twist.

Big Apple cocktail:Hip Hop Icon NAS:

This cocktail was inspired by Hip-HOP icon NAS, this faceted drink is powerful yet smooth. As is, NAS in everything that he does. Personally, I do not know much about the man, I am more of rock and roll, or country and western type of guy.


1) 1 and a half ounce of Hennessy very special

2) Half an ounce of calvodose apple brandy

3) 1/4 of an ounce of herbal liqueur

4) 1/3 of an ounce of agave nectar for sweetness.

5) Half of an ounce of fresh lime juice

6) 2 dashes of aromatic bitters

7) 1 dash of cherry bitters

8) a pear fan for the garnish.

To make;

Step 1) Add all the liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.

Step 2) Shake until well chilled

Step 3) Strain into a rocks glass ( short glass) with crushed ice.

Step 4) Garnish with a pear fan. Now before we go, I have one last cocktail recipe made with cognac, to keep life on the smooth side. So, bear with me for a couple more minutes, you will not be disappointed.

Fleur De ” Lees “Fleur De ' Lees '


1) 1 and a half ounces of Hennessy very special

2)1/4 of an ounce of suze

3) 1/4 of an ounce of Pineau Charetes

4) Grapefruit twist for the garnish, you can substitute grapefruit zest if you like.

To make;

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake until well chilled. Strain the mixture into a chilled wine glass, and garnish with the grapefruit twist or zest whichever one you like better

I sincerely hope that you give some of these recipes a try, and if you do, please come back and let me know how they were for you. I am trying very hard to find interesting cocktails to share with you. If there is something that you would like for me to find for you, please do not hesitate to ask. I will do my best to find it for you. If you need any of the alcohol that has been listed here, all you have to is->->-> CLICK HERE<-<-<- and you can get whatever you need to make any of these fabulous cocktails.

You should know, that anything that is purchased through any of links on this site, I receive a small compensation of each sale. I just thought that you should know this information. I am just trying to help you get through this pandemic and keep you safe. Even though a lot of the bars in the country are open, they all have time restrictions. Most of them can not serve you alcohol after 11pm, and you have to be out of the bar by 12 am. who wants to stop partying at midnight on a Saturday night? You are better off getting the alcohol delivered to you at home, and then you can party with your friends until the wee hours of the morning. As long as you keep things to low roar, the police won’t show up and shut down the party.

Remember to drink responsibly, and please never drink and drive. The life you save may be your own.

Sincerely: your friend John D. Ps. Have a blessed day.

Vodka Drinks You Can Make At Home:

Everybody has at least one bottle of vodka in their liquor cabinet, because vodka is so versatile, and goes well with anything that you mix it with. If you have run out of ideas for your vodka cocktails, stick around for a while. I have found a few vodka drinks you can make at home. So let’s spice up our vodka cocktails tonight.

Raspberry Cosmopolitan: Raspberry cosmopolitan

I know it sounds old-fashioned, like something that grandmother drank while grandpa was off fighting the war. But, today we have a new twist on an old favorite.


2oz. Of vodka

1oz. Lemon juice

Half oz. Of honey syrup

5 raspberries


To prepare: Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and double strain into a coupe glass. Then top off with the prsecco. This one is sure to be a winner at your next dinner party, or any other gathering you may have this summer. Make sure you try this one while the raspberries are in season. Although, I am pretty sure you can use frozen raspberries if you want to make this one in the winter. No one will know the difference.

Limoncello Mule:

Does’nt this one sound refreshing for summer night, after a long hard day at work? I know it sounds good to me, as I’m writing this article.


1 oz. Limoncello Limoncello Mule

1 oz. Vodka

1 Brooklyn crafted lemon lime ginger beer

To prepare: Add all ingredients into a julep cup and mix. Garnish with a lemon wheel and a sprig of mint. Real simple to make, and I am sure your friends will not only be impressed, but they will be asking you for seconds. Be sure to have plenty of this one on hand, or make a pitcher of it.

Cool Hand Cuke:

Just the name of this vodka cocktail, sounds really cool to me. So, I just had to include this recipe in the article today. I mean come on, cool hand cuke, instead of cool hand Luke. What a play on words.


1 and a half oz. of Tito’s vodka.

1 quarter of an oz. Of aperol

3quarter’s oz’s of honey simple syrup ( 1:1 ratio of honey to hot water)

Half an oz. Of lime juice

6 fresh cucumber slices

To prepare: In a mixing glass muddle ( smash up ) 4 of the cucumber slices. Add the rest of the ingredients, top with ice and shake. Strain the cocktail into a glass and top with fresh ice. Garnish with a cucumber wheel. Not only does this sound refreshing, it also stunning look at. I think you ladies will appreciate this vodka cocktail. Great taste, great look, and low in calories. As you can see, from the photograph on the right-hand side here, I am not one to lie. When I said that this drink was stunning to look at, I was not joking around with you.

I have one more vodka drink you can make at home. I usually give you three cocktail recopies in my articles, this time I have fourth cocktail for you. I think that you are going to enjoy this on to ends of the earth. Thank you so much for staying as long as you have so far. I’m not going to keep you too much longer, so stick around for a few more minutes while I write out this next cocktail for you.

Cool Hand Cuke

Jerry The Icelandic Sailor:


1oz. Of vodka

1oz. Of sailor Jerry rum

Half an oz. Of lemon juice

Half an oz. Of peach juice, or nectar

Angostura bitters

To prepare: Combine heavy cream and pumpkin pie spice into a cocktail shaker and shake. Add vodka and coffee liqueur, and shake with ice. Serve this on the rocks ( with ice ) and garnish with cocoa puffs. I know it sounds weird, you have to trust me on this one. Combine the rest of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, except the bitters. We add a dash or two at the end. Shake the drink, then double strain. And serve over crushed ice, garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.

I think this vodka cocktail just might be a little bit complicated to make, especially if you are just starting out to mix cocktails for your friends or family. Now, don’t think that I am trying to discourage you from trying to make this. I just making a statement, that it could be a little tough going if your new to the game. By all means, please, try to make it. We are a judgment free zone here at love of cocktails.

Jerry The Icelandic Sailor

Have Fun:

First off, I would like to thank you for coming by today. I sincerely hope that you enjoy the articles of content that I write here. Please let me know, how I am doing? Do you like the content here? Is there something that you would like to try? Maybe I can track it down for you. Just, get in touch with me, and I am more then happy to assist you in your journey of making cocktails.

My goal in life, is to make life more enjoyable for everyone in the world. I have been serving people my whole life, there is absolutely no reason for me to stop now.

Secondly, If you have any suggestions for keeping the party rolling. I am more then happy to hear them, so send them over to me. I will give you the credit, and mention your name in the article. I am always looking for cool new ways to keep partying.

Well, it is getting late here in New York state. Who am I kidding, it is only 11:30am on a Tuesday morning. I am still sitting at work and talking about vodka drinks you can make at home. it is a good thing that my supervisor does not mind that I write these articles while I am at work. Since the office is a bit slow at the moment. He doesn’t mind as long as I keep my eyes open and I continue to help the members, and guests that come in the lobby.

As always, I love you all. Please drink responsibly, and do not drink and drive.

sincerely: John D.

Jack Daniel’s A Best Friend Forever:

In today’s topic Jack Daniel’s a best friend forever, I have gone and found a few cocktail mixers for you to use with everyone s best friend. Good old number 7 Jack Daniel’s. Do not be shy, come on in and have a drink with me. Let’s get this party started, shall we?

Beat The Heat:

For our first mixer with our friend Mr. Jack Daniel’s, I have gone out and found a good one, in order to calm down this heat wave that has gripped the world this summer. I am going to start you off with a frozen Jack and coke. A classic but with a new spin on it.


1:11 Oz. of Jack Daniel’s, old number 7.

2:6 Oz. of frozen Coca Cola.

3: 6-8 cherries.

To make;

1: fill 6 Oz of Coca Cola into an ice cube tray ad freeze.

2: Blend ice cubes with Jack Daniel’s old number 7

3: Top with a cherry.

4: this is optional, you can freeze a cherry in inside the ice cubes, to make a frozen cherry Coca Cola. I do not suggest this, particularly if you have someone in your circle that does not like cherries. This cocktail is sure to please, not tease. As well as put a little chill into the day for you. Before I forget Jack Daniel’s and Coca Cola is both register’d trade marks.

Lynch burg Lemonade:

Here is another refreshing way to cool off this summer with our best friend Jack Daniel’s.


1: 11 Oz of Jack Daniel’s old number 7

2: Half an Oz of triple sec.

3: half an Oz of fresh lemon juice.

4: Lemonade. Lynchburg Lemonade

How to make: combine all ingredients in a pitcher, stir until well blended. Pour over ice in a highball glass, and enjoy. If you like lemonade, and you like Jack Daniel’s, you are going to fall in love with this delightful and refreshing cocktail. It’s a taste of summer in the south over ice. You can not go wrong with this one. Sure to become one of your favorites. I know that is one of mine. Do not leave just yet, I still have one more Jack Daniel’s a best friend forever mixer to share with you.

Tennessee Berry Mule:

I saved this one for last. Due to the fact, that this one is a little more complex to prepare. However, I have complete confidence in you. So do not be afraid and give it a try. Won’t you?


1: 11 Oz of Jack Daniel’s old number7.

2: 1 Oz of amaretto.

3: 11 Oz of cranberry juice.

4: 8 Fresh raspberries.

5: Half an Oz lime juice.

6: 1 can of ginger beer.

How to make:

1: muddle the raspberries in the bottom of a shaker.

2: fill half of the shaker with some ice.

3: Add all the ingredients into the shaker, with the exception of the ginger beer, save this for the end. Now shake vigoursly for about 10 seconds.

4: Fill a highball glass ( a tall glass ) with fresh ice cubes.

5: Strain all the liquids in the shaker into the glass.

6: Now is the time to bring the ginger beer into play, top off the glass with the ginger beer, and stir lightly. You do not want the beer to fizz up and spill all over the place.

7: float 3 of the raspberries on top of the drink to garnish, this is just for looks, eye appeal. I mean geese would you just look at it. I can not wait to make this lovely cocktail for myself. Raspberry Mule

Make It A Party:

This does not have to be a big shindig. Any time that a few friends, or some family members show up it’s a party. And when this happens, the best thing to serve everyone is of course Jack Daniel’s a best friend.

Now you have, right at your fingertips a few new drinks that you can serve to them. Chances are that they will be talking about you to everyone at the office. Or at the next gathering that they go to. Would’nt that be something, you the life of the party for once? You do not to thank me, but you are very welcome. I sincerely hope that you know, that I am working hard to find the best cocktails that I can find. If there is something that you are looking for, please do not hesitate to reach out and let me know exactly what it is you are looking for. And I promise to do my best to find it for you.

After all I am doing this for you my value’d readers. If it were not for you, there would be no reason for me to write these articles.

Thank You:

I just would like to say thank you for stopping by today, and for sticking around to listen to me talk. I hope that you at least found something on here that caught your interest. Also, I hope that you decide to give one, or all of these recepies a try. And if you do in fact give them a try, please come back and let me know how you made out with them.

Alright I am not going to sit here and bore you any longer. I am however going to finish this article the same way that I end every single one of my articles. And that is by asking you to please DRINK RESPONSIBLY and please do not drink and drive. You matter very much to me. and I just could not bare to go to your funeral. I just went to one for one of my wife nephews. So promise me that you will not end up on the side of the road in an overturned car.

We can drink and have a good time, and still make it home. Live to enjoy more drinks with friends and family tomorrow.

Love always John D. God bless


Tasty Tequila Drinks You Can Easily Make At Home:

In today’s topic, tasty tequila drinks you can easily make at home. I hope to inspire you, to step out of box and try something that perhaps you never thought of. So I have scoured the universe in order to find a few recipes that I sincerely hope that you will give a try. Now then shall we get right to it?

ginger mint paloma


If you do not like ginger, then I suggest that you skip over this one and move on to the next recipe. First let us start with the ingredients.

2oz of casamingos reposado tequila.

1.5 oz of grapefruit juice.

1oz of fresh lime juice.

Half .05 oz of a simple syrup, ( sugar and water that has been brought to a boil )

8-10 mint leaves.

Preparation is as follows.

Muddle some mint leaves, muddle means to crush up to bring out the oils and flavor. Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice, and shake vigorously for around 8-10 seconds. Fine strain into a highball glass, do not worry if you do not have a highball glass, any tall glass that you have lying around will work just as well. We try not to stress out a lot here. After all we are trying to have a good time right? Now add some fresh ice to the glass and garnish with a grapefruit wheel and a mint sprig. Sounds refreshing does’nt it? My mouth is watering just writing about it. Too bad I am stuck at work, with nothing but a Mt. Dew. Please do not go anywhere, I still have two more drinks to share with you. You should know by now, that I am not just give you one and be done. The next cocktail is even more enticing.

Strawberry, Kiwi Margarita: strawberry kiwi margerita

Oh I know, just the sound of a margarita makes me think of Tijuana. And just in case you are wondering, no I did not eat the worm. Want to know how to make this fabulous cocktail? good here we go so buckle up buttercup.


2oz blue nectar silver tequila:

1oz lime juice:

.75 oz of agave nectar:

.25 oz of strawberry liqueur:

2 strawberries, and half of one peeled kiwi:

To prepare:

Muddle strawberry and kiwi (crush) together and combine all other ingredients. Shake then strain. Finally, garnish with a strawberry and a slice of kiwi. Add some ice and you are ready to enjoy. Perfect for the hot sticky weather that has plagued the states this summer. Are yo ready for some more fun? Of course, you are, so I will give you some. We are just getting started today. On to the next one, and this one is a fun one.

oaxacan old-fashioned:


1.5 oz of Corralejo Resposada Tequila:

.05 oz of Vida Mezcal:

1 bar spoon (teaspoon) of agave nectar:

2 dashes of Angostura bitters:

2 dashes of Bittermans, Xocaloctl bitters. Wow that was a mouth full.


Stir all the ingredients with some ice, pour over a large format ice cube. A big chunk will be fine. Pour into a rocks glass, or a short glass you have in the kitchen cabinet is okay as well. All that is left to do now, is to garnish the drink with an orange peel, and it’s oils. Sit back and enjoy. This is a perfect cocktail to entertain any buissines lunch guests. Or just to impress some old college buddies. When I said tasty tequila drinks you can easily make at home, I was’nt joking

The Mystic Marvel:

Even the sound of this one sends shivers down my spine. However, it looks to darn good to pass up.


1.5 oz of casamigos tequila:

1oz of prickly pear pur’ee:

.75 oz of agave nectar:

.75 oz of lime juice, fresh is best, but a bottled on will work as well.


Combine all the ingredients over ice, in a shaker, shake for about 10 seconds, then strain over fresh ice in a short glass.

Garnish with a salt rim and a lime wheel. this one to impress. Serve at any gathering you have this summer, and you are sure to be the talk of the neighborhood. I mean come on just look at the sheer beauty of it. Right now I wish that I was at home with the wife. I would certainly be mixing a couple of these up for the two of us. knowing me, I would probably make a pitcher of it, and drink the night away.


The Night Has To Come To End:

Well it is the end of another great conversation with some great friends. I sincerely hope that you are enjoying the content here at love of spirits. Please, if there is ever anything that I can help you with. Do not hesitate to drop me a line. Let me know what you would like to talk about. Or if you have a cocktail recipe that you would like to know about, let me know. Please feel free to leave me a comment on any of the topics found on this site. I promise you, that I will not bite, well not to hard anyway


Thank you for stopping by today, I look forward to hearing from you soon. And remember please drink responsibly and do not drink and drive. I am so sick and tired of going to funerals. If I never have to go to another, that would be absolutely fine with me. Plus the life you save just may very well be your own life. Enjoy the parties that we attend, just make sure that when you leave those parties, that you are sober enough to drive safely. Know that I am working hard for you. It does me no good if you go out and drink. Thenget behind the wheel of a car and kill yourself or someone else. I think this pandemic has taken enough lives, don’t you? So do me a huge favor won’t you? Stay home and make these easy tequila drinks. Have a great night friends

Love always John D.


Bourbon Drink Recipes:

Good day everyone, I sincerely hope that you all are having a spirited day. I am really glad that you stopped by today. I am going to be talking about my favorite Bourbon drink recipes. As well as my absolute favorite Bourbon to drink. So please stick around, and have a drink with me.


My hands down favorite Bourbon to drink, well that’s a no brainer, Jim Beam. Now don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of other bourbons on the market today. However when it comes to bourbon recipes, Jim Beam is the only one that I prefer to use. Now I am a simple man, and I keep my mixes simple. With that being said, my go to drink with Bourbon is a easy recipe. So to start with,you need a sixteen to eighteen oz. glass, fill halfway up with ice, pour Jim Beam over the ice, and then fill the cup the rest of the way with 7up or some other kind of lemon lime soda. I usually just buy a 2ltr. bottle of Sam’s choice lemon lime soda for 60 cents.

I know that is a simple drink, and most of you may be looking for something a bit more sophisticated. Well don’t worry, I have you folks covered as well. This was a first for me to just say how simple of a man I am. However if you stay a little while longer, I promise, you won’t be disappointed. In the next section of our chat, I have found a few Bourbon drink recipes, that I believe you will really enjoy.


Kentucky Sunrise:

This is a Bourbon drink recipe that is sure to brighten the morning. You will need a few items. Ingredients: half an oz. Of grenadine, 1oz of Jim Beam Bourbon, 3 oz’s of orange juice, orange slices, and some stem cherries . Prepare in a tall highball glass. Don’t worry, if you do not have one, any tall glass that you have will suffice just fine. Float the grenadine, and garnish with the orange slice, or the cherry. If you feel adventurous, you can garnish with both the orange slice, or the cherry.

In my opinion this is the perfect cocktail to serve at a brunch. Especially if you are trying to impress your friends. I should remind you that this along with all the cocktails in this post, should be built over ice. Let’s be real, nobody likes warm drinks, especially in the summer. Particularly with the heat we are having around the globe this summer. So promise me you will chill your creations. Believe me, you do not want to hand your father in law a warm cocktail. If you like this one let me know. But before we go, I just happen to have two more Bourbon drink recipes for you to enjoy so please, keep reading.


Remember I mentioned above, to build these cocktails over ice, let’s get right into what you will need. Ingredients: 2oz’s of Jim Beam Bourbon, 1oz. of lemon juice half an oz. of lemon lime soda, half a teaspoon of sugar, lemon wedge and a cherry. To make, mix Bourbon, lemon juice, sugar, and ice in a shaker. Shake vigorously, and strain into a whiskey sour glass, again, if you do not have a sour glass a short glass of any kind you have lying around will do just as good. All that is left to do now, is garnish with a lemon  wedge and a cherry.Oh, this one sounds so mouth watering good. My taste buds are on fire for this one. A perfect cocktail for that afternoon meeting, or on that long layover. As always let me know how this one is for you.

Don’t you dare take off just yet, we’re just getting comfortable. After all isn’t that what Bourbon drinks are all about. Sitting back with good friends and catching up on all the things we missed with each other. Whether it has been a day or two, or year or two. No matter what the occasion, a good Bourbon drink is always in order. And besides, did you think that I was going to leave without giving one more fabulous bourbon drink recipe? Well no, I have one more for you, trust me this one is perfect on a hot evening after work, or hell any darn time you want to cool off, or get warmed up. Or whenever you feel like a cocktail.


Did I lie ? A sweet tea, not just for the south. Perfect for a warm day, or any other time. This one is probably going to become a favorite one of yours. Alright I’ll stop rambling and get down to business. Ingredients: 1oz. of Dekuyper ( Peachtree) Schnapps liqueur, 2 oz’s of bourbon, then 3oz’s of sweet tea, you can probably get away with using powdered tea mix and no one would be the wiser. And last but not least, a lemon wedge. To prepare, build over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge. Boy oh boy, this sounds really refreshing. Keep in mind, you do not have to use powdered tea mix. You can always brew your own tea, and as much or as little sugar. You won’t need a whole lot of sugar though. Bourbon is not that harsh. I think that this is one alcohol that gets overlooked way too much. And we need to bring this back up to the front of our liquor cabinets.

Well there you have it:

I hope that you enjoy these bourbon drink recipes. I will continue to keep my eyes open for exciting ideas for us to try out. As always if you happen to try these out, please by all means, come back and let me know how it went. It is my greatest pleasure to provide all of you with quality content. Hopefully you find this site informative, and helpful.

Thank you for stopping by. Please drink responsibly, and never drive while intoxicated, or under the influence. God bless. And be safe. Love John D


I’d like to welcome you to I appreciate you stopping by here, even if it’s just for a brief time. I hope that you enjoy your visit while you’re here. It is my hope that you find the content  interesting, and that you feel abliged to let your friends,and family know that you found the content of this site to be helpful for you.

Hi thank you for stopping by today, my name is John Denekar, yes this is my real name. You may wonder why I decided to  start a site about alcohol.  Well let’s take a short trip back to 1970, that is when I was three years old. We we’re living in Rochester  New York. My father was in the United States navy. One day him and my mother had a backyard barbecue,  my father had some friends from his ship over for this gathering.

So since I was three years old  at the time my parents placed me in a play pen to keep me from running off. The play pen was placed over by father and the grill. Now we can get  to the fun part of my story. My father’s chief petty officer  was helping with the grill. There was a small table by the grill, my father’s chief would set his beer down on this table while he tended to the food. Now guess who’s play pen was next to the table. Yup, that’s right,  it was me in my play pen.

I’m pretty sure you can guess what happens in this story now. However I think that I will paint the picture for you.  So every time the chief would put his beer down, I would reach up, grab the beer, drink it and place the empty bottle back on the table. Now the chief couldn’t figure out what happened to his beer, so he would go grab another cold one from  the cooler, then come back to grill, and set his beer on the table. I would again pick up the beer, drink it, and place the empty bottle back on the table. This happened three times in total. My father and his chief finally figured out what was going on with his beers. But not until I was found fast asleep, curled up in the corner of my play pen with a empty beer bottle in my hand.

Now let’s fast forward to the 80’s.  When I  was a teenager,  pretty much when all of us were trying just about everything under the sun. So of course I found ways to get a hold of some beer for a party in the woods, or perhaps something stronger to drink. Like teenagers do. Then my high school graduation when my mother got two full kegs. Shortly after, I left home to attend bootcamp for the US navy, following in my father’s footsteps.  Since I was not of legal age to drink, I had to go without. Atleast until my first duty station. I was sent to Japan to serve on the USS Midway. Now in Japan, you can drink alcohol no matter what age you are. I was still stationed there when I got the call that my mother had passed away.  I  came home for the funeral, not being of legal drinking age. Fortunately for me, I had friends who were of legal age. Plus having a military ID helped me to purchase beer. Returning to Japan allowed me to live inside the bottle. I had a rough time after loosing my mother, I actually lost myself for a long time. Even when I  transferred to my second duty station in California, I found ways to get alcohol until I turned 21.

After I finished my military service, I  came back home to New York state, I married the love of my life and we have five children together. Now at age of 53 I still drink, but I do it occasionally and responsibly.  So alcohol has been a part of my life ,my whole life. I guess you can say that I’m a alcoholic.  I never went to alcoholics anonymous or any other support group. I had my wife kids to keep from going over the edge. I just figured out, you can still have a drink without going overboard.

My whole purpose for this website is to show that you can still have a cocktail or two, and still keep it in control. My drinking pretty much ruined my career in the United States navy. I don’t want you to loose whatever is important in your life.

You can still enjoy a drink or two and not be a jackass to the people that you love. Whether they are a family member or a close friend. Believe me the abuse of alcohol can take away everything that you hold dear to your heart, including yourself.


My number one goal for this site, is discuss different types of alcoholic beverages.  Im not talking about your common rum and coke, or jack Daniel’s and coke. However those two beverages won’t be excluded.

All types of alcohol will be welcome here, after all, we are all adults here. We each have our own opinions and we know what we like. My main goal here is going to be drink recipes that can be made at home,  That can be shared with our family and friends.  But allows us to drink responsibly.

If you ever need a hand or have ay questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

John J. Denekar II